Basic Homemade Peanut Butter Cups - FOOD PHOTO SHOOT

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Happy Independence day to all my Stateside friends and happy Wednesday to everyone.

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So this recipe has nothing to do with today’s celebrations except that it’s great for every occasion. Also, it falls under all of the following categories; “reinventing-the-wheel”, “why-fix-what-ain’t-broke”,”seen-it-a-thousand-times”, and “can’t-you-just-buy-that?”.

I’m well aware of this, don’t worry. It’s just, sometimes you need to overwrite all of these things in the name of getting in the kitchen and creating. Also, this version of a Reese’s copycat is going to be way healthier than the packaged variety. I mean, it’s only made with a few ingredients, it’s gluten free, dairy free, and vegan. Besides, I think you can even set all of those things aside and still have reason enough to make these because sometimes in life you just need to play with your food, you know? (Especially if it’s chocolate!).

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Now am I claiming these are healthy or “health food”, um no. However, if you’re going to eat peanut butter cups, and let’s be honest -> sometimes we are, then these are your friend.

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In the past I’ve made recipes for these that relied heavily on powdered sugar to give the filling texture, but obviously that’s not the smartest choice and I always felt that the final peanut butter cups turned out sickeningly sweet.

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With these I think I found the perfect balance. I used natural peanut butter, which you know, is fairly runny so I needed to even things out. That’s why I added a combination of some powdered peanut butter and some oat flour to give these thickness. Both are ingredients that I use all the time so I had them available but if you aren’t familiar with them they’re easy to find.

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However, on the slight chance that you can’t find them, the oat flour can be made quickly by simply grinding up some rolled oats in your blender or food processor. As for the powdered peanut butter, you can replace it with almond flour. You’ll end up with a little bit different filling, but still delicious.

Oh, and while I was making these I made an alternative flavor because I’m obsessed. I made some with edible cookie dough as the filling and omg. Let me know if you want me to post that recipe and I’ll do it soon. I hope you’re having an amazing day wherever you are. 😉

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Basic Homemade Peanut Butter Cups (V+GF)

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Yield: about 9 pb cups

Next time the craving for Reese's hits, skip the packaged variety and make these at home. 😉


1/4 cup all natural peanut butter
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1/4 cup powdered peanut butter (pb2)
1/2 cup oat flour
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup (about 120g) semi-sweet dark chocolate, roughly chopped (vegan if needed)


Combine peanut butter, vanilla, and salt and mix until smooth. Add in the oat flour, powdered peanut butter, and syrup and gently fold in until it all starts to form a dough-like mixture.
Divide the dough into balls (about 1 tablespoon each).
Melt chocolate slowly in a double boiler over low heat. Now use a spoon or pastry brush to coat the sides and bottoms of each cup liner, being sure to fill in any holes. Repeat with all the cups. Allow chocolate to dry just a bit and then place one of the balls of filling inside each one and press down to flatten and smooth the top. After you've filled each cup, use the remaining chocolate to coat the tops of each cup to seal them in chocolate. Allow them to harden (you can place them in the freezer to make this fast), then peel off the paper liners and enjoy.
Store in an airtight container. (P.S. these are so good chilled!)


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Delicious looking peanut butter cups.
Happy Independence Day @gringalicious

OH! Yes,Yes,Yes @gringalicious ! My favorite of all time is Peanut Butter Cups, and yours looks so much better and yummier then store bought! For sure I will save this recipe to make them later when i move to the country in the fall! Thanks for sharing. upped earler now resteemed, will do the same in my @momskitchen blog! ♥😋😋😋💕
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@karenmckersie Thanks so much! I'm so glad to have such great friends!

Reeses Peanut-Butter-Cups... one of the best treats!

Very good chocolate. You eat and feed us too.
Happy independence day.

lol! my dream come true, healthy peanut butter cups!!
perfection. GREAT post!

Lol! my dream come true,
Healthy peanut butter cups!!
Perfection. GREAT post!

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That's looking pretty nice and yummy

Delicious Peanut Butter cups. Thanks for recipe.
Much love.

Wow I never knew you were a stacker! Usually “stacking’ means stacking precious metals, but you have created a new category :)

@goldmatters Haha, well these peanut butter cups are basically filled with precious golden goodness so it makes since ;)

Happy Independence day to you
Truly a very wonderful Peanut Butter Cups
is she crunchy ?

thank you gringalicious

So very yummy! I better add chocolate to our celebration today!

oh they look dangerous! don´t leave them next to me!

Lovely . Thanks for share this . Upvote and resteemed it . Thanks

It's Thursday for those on the other side of the IDL. :)

@marksheppard Omg, yes that's crazy to realize so many people from so many time zones are reading on here. Thanks for the reminder my friend. 😎

I like so much peanut butter and even if here it's a bit expensive, sometimes I bought it and wow, it's a party!! :)

Yum!!! I love making homemade pb cups. I'm a fan of the originals too, but homemade is always better. And pretty much always better for you as well. I like the idea of using the oat flour in there, to give it some texture! I've seen others use graham cracker crumbs, but again, the oats would obv be a much healthier choice... going to remember this for next time! Thanks for sharing!

Thank you for this recipe and I must say that the thing that captured my eyeballs is the superb photography. The peanut butter cups is a fabulously awesome bonus.

Que rico! esa receta debe ser exquisita como todo lo que lleva chocolate!

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SO SWEET! And as far as being 'unhealthy' these are WAY better than the store bought crap cups... I won't touch those... no hydrogenated oil BS here thankyouverymuch!! 👍

@synrg Thank you so much for reading and I'm so glad you like these.

Nice!! I posted a video on Monday on DTube, for homemade peanut butter cups. One of my favorite trips! :)

Looks so sweet.
And I also like the photos so much!
Great choice the 50 lens :)

From where these ideas come in your mind.???

@shivaay Haha, I just love to make delicious things!

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