bsav-rc-vdpbc7-BSAs we all know, Valentine’s Day is known around the world as a time for celebrating love.

During this romantic holiday we see colors of red, pink, white, even black in a variety of ways including roses, boxes of chocolates, and sentimental cards.

They’re used as a way of showing our love for those who are special to us.

My hubby tends to give me flowers and candy though the candy itself is rather blah in color. That’s why when it comes to his favorite sweet treat— peanut butter cups, I like to experiment with different colors and Valentine’s Day is no exception.

When it comes to Peanut Butter Cups they’re typically brown or even white in color. Hmm, this doesn’t symbolize love, does it?

Nope, that’s why I created some yummy homemade Peanut Butter Cups of my own in red, pink and typical chocolate brown. They’re SO much fun to make, not to mention simple and you can decorate them however you wish using sprinkles, candy melts or other colored chocolate chips. Whatever you choose, it still doesn’t take away from the perfect combination of peanut butter and chocolate.


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  • Valentine's Day Peanut Butter Cups
  • Use your favorite Valentine's Day colors to create tasty Peanut Butter Cups for someone you love! Create full-size or mini peanut butter cups using my tasty recipe below. Enjoy!
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
12 20 minutes 0 minutes


  • 1 cup creamy Peanut Butter divided in half
  • 4 1/2 tsps Butter softened
  • 1/2 cup Confectioners' Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2 cups Semisweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 cup Milk Chocolate Chips
  • Candy Melts red, pink, white


  1. Fill muffin tins with paper liners. You can use full-size liners or minis. I use full-size because hubby likes lots of peanut butter. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup of the peanut butter, butter, confectioners' sugar, 1 tablespoon granulated sugar, and salt until smooth. Mixture will be thick, similar to cookie dough.
  3. In a microwave-safe bowl, add in chocolate chips and 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter. Heat for 1 minute and stir. Continue heating at 30 second intervals and stirring until mixture is melted and smooth.
  4. Pour 1 tablespoon of the chocolate mixture into the bottoms of the paper liners. (If you are using mini muffin tins and liners, add 1 teaspoon of the chocolate mixture per liner).
  5. Pour 3/4 cup of each color of candy melts in individual microwave-safe bowls and melt until smooth.
  6. Scoop 1 rounded tablespoon of the peanut butter mixture and roll into our hand (if you are using mini muffin tins and liners, add 1 teaspoon of the pb mixture per liner). Flatten out slightly with your other palm and place onto the chocolate in each paper liner.
  7. Pour another tablespoon of the chocolate mixture on top of each peanut butter round or use 1 tablespoon of the melted candy. You may need a little more to cover.
  8. I made some of the bottoms of my peanut butter cups using the candy melts and some just brown chocolate. Then varied the tops with red, or pink candy melts or chocolate.
  9. Once the peanut butter cups are finished, melt additional candy melts and place each color in a separate resealable plastic bag. Snip off the very tips and decorate the peanut butter cups with Valentine's Day sayings or shapes such as hearts.
  10. Place completed peanut butter cups in the refrigerate until they are set and ready to eat.

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20 Responses to Valentine’s Day Peanut Butter Cups #recipe

  • Tamara says:

    Ok these are so neat. I have to bring treats for the kids class these would be awesome. I am so glad I stopped by. I know both of them love peanut butter. And Becky loves pink. I know these will be a hit for the class. Thank you

  • Katie says:

    These look amazing! I love peanut butter. I may have to give making these a try.

  • Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    These are great treat for anyone on Valentine’s Day and would be wonderful for kids – as long as they love peanut butter. I wish I had had this recipe when my kids were little.

  • lisa says:

    I’ve never seen a recipe for home made peanut butter cups. I had to pin it for later. This is one I’m looking forward to trying.

  • mindy cole says:

    I Love this recipe cant wait to try it

  • Jennifer Hiles says:

    Peanut butter cups are my favorite! I love that you added color to these and they turned out beautiful. I never even thought of making these at home but I would love to give it a try.

  • j gentry says:

    Omygoodness..I just gained 5 lbs after making treats for my grandchildren and now I find your peanut butter cup recipe? These look delicious and I love that you used coloring. These would be cute for a child’s classroom treat too!

  • Sandra VanHoey says:

    What a great job on these and now I want to try them as well. We all love peanut butter cups and this would be something fun to make for the kids for Valentines Day, thank you for sharing

  • Anita L says:

    My hubby really loves peanut butter cups, so this would make him very happy! Thank you for sharing your recipe :)

  • lisa says:

    Do you use a specific brand of peanut butter? I’d love to try and make these. I’d go with crunchy honey nut roast.

  • Dee @ Bella Savvy says:

    Typically I use Jif but you could use others. At times I have used store brand and it’s not bad. I also always use creamy peanut butter, not crunchy in order to get a very similar consistency as Reeses. I’ve never used honey flavored so you may not get the same taste with this recipe.

  • I am drooling. I love peanut butter. Thank you so much for the recipe. This looks like a keeper!

  • rebeka deleon says:

    I have never tried to make my own peanut butter cups before. i like that they are red and pink for valentine’s day. they look really good. you can never go wrong with chocolate and penut butter combined.

  • Michelle F. says:

    I have to try this for my husband. He loves peanut butter.

  • Sky Evans says:

    This look so good. I have to make them!

  • Richard Hicks says:

    I Reese cups so I am sure these would be great. Would be fun to make on a weekend

  • DeeAnn S says:

    Looks like a simple recipe that I’d be willing to try. Thanks.

  • Buddy Garrett says:

    This recipe would be great for Valentine’s.

  • Kristen says:

    Those would make such a fun treat to take to someone.

  • Rita Spratlen says:

    These are gourmet. They look so nice. I am going to have to try to make them and to make them look so nice. Great job!!

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