Learn how to make peanut butter cups in silicone molds for shaped peanut butter cups. This peanut butter cup recipe is easy enough for kids to make and so delicious!
- 1 1/2 cups peanut butter (we used creamy)
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 2 bags chocolate chips (we used semi-sweet)
- 1–2 tablespoons coconut oil (optional)
- Silicone baking mold**
- Mix the peanut butter, powdered sugar, and salt in a food processor. Set aside.
- Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler with the coconut oil. Add a layer of chocolate to the bottom of each silicone mold cavity then place in fridge until hardened.
- Note: If you don’t harden this chocolate first before proceeding, the peanut butter will displace the melted chocolate and you’ll end up with peanut butter bits showing through the chocolate coating as we did with our first batch. Still completely delicious, but not as gift-giving worthy…
- When that first layer of chocolate has hardened, remove from fridge, and add another layer of the melted chocolate, this time pulling it up the sides of the silicone mold cavities with a spoon.
- Add the peanut butter mixture to the molds by the spoonful (you want to fill them most of the way to the top).
- Spoon the rest of the chocolate over the top of the peanut butter.
- Chill in fridge until hardened.
- Pop your new peanut butter cups out of the silicone molds (easy!!).
- Do a taste test. And another… Yummmmm…..
Any silicone baking mold would work. We used a bugs and butterflies silicone mold from World Market. If you don’t have a World Market near you, here’s an almost identical bugs and butterflies mold on Amazon. And an adorable spring flower one… When you’re finished making peanut butter cups, you can always use the silicone mold for cute little cakes (our plan)!