Homemade Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

You only need four ingredients to make these naturally-sweetened, homemade Reese’s peanut butter cups! Dark chocolate + coconut oil + peanut butter + honey = pure deliciousness.

Homemade Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

When you think about the things that make your life sweeter — the things that make life even more worth living — what comes to mind? If you’re a believer, I’m sure one of the first things that popped into your mind was having a personal relationship with Jesus. Having someone who loves you enough to leave his throne, die for you and rescue you — It just doesn’t get any sweeter than that does it?

My faith is the sweetest aspect of my life. It’s the reason why I get up in the morning. It’s the reason why I do what I do. It’s the reason I am able to say “It is well with my soul,” even though I am battling chronic pain and illness. Second to faith is my relationship with my husband, family and friends, and now this little guy …

Reese Gaskill - Our Peanut Butter Cup

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Ladies and gentlemen meet the newest member of the Gaskill family — Reese, our little peanut butter cup! We adopted this beautiful Cavalier King Charles Spaniel this weekend and he has already been making our lives sweeter and lighting the days and nights up with joy.

Sure he is only halfway potty trained and has had his share of accidents this past weekend, but we’re learning, loving, playing and laughing together. It has been a beautiful adventure.

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I’ve wanted a dog since before I can remember. But because my parents weren’t pet people, I never had one. Until now. Alex and I had been talking about getting a dog since we got married last October, but the timing never seemed right. Then, one year into our marriage, we found out we would be moving to Des Moines and all of a sudden we knew the time was now.

Of course being a food blogger, I will always want to name pets after food-related things. (Girls names are way easier let me tell you!) We ended up naming him after one of our favorite treats: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
. And to celebrate his homecoming this weekend I made these homemade peanut butter cups, which I am so excited to share with you on the blog today!

Homemade Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

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Homemade Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
Serves: 8
 
Ingredients
  • 3 oz. dark chocolate (I used Lindt Dark Chocolate Excellence, Touch of Sea Salt)
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
Instructions
  1. Line a mini muffin tray with 8 cupcake liners and set aside.
  2. Fill a small pot ¾ of the way with water and bring to a boil on high heat. Break the chocolate bars into squares and place into a ceramic or glass bowl. Reduce heat to medium-low and place bowl on top of the boiling pot of water to make a double boiler. Stir frequently until all chocolate is melted and smooth and remove from heat.
  3. Use a spoon to drop a small amount of melted chocolate into the bottom of the 8 mini muffin liners. Place the chocolate-filled liners in the freezer to set, about 10 minutes.
  4. While the chocolate is hardening in the freezer, make the peanut butter filling. In a small bowl mix together peanut butter, coconut oil and honey, and stir until smooth and creamy. Remove the muffin tray from the freezer and place a heaping teaspoon of the peanut butter filling in the middle of each chocolate shell. Cover each cup with a final layer of melted chocolate, and return to the freezer to set for at least 1 hour before serving.
  5. Store peanut butter cups in the freezer in an airtight bag. When you are ready to enjoy them, remove desired amount from the freezer and let thaw on a counter for a few minutes.

Comments

  1. says

    These look and sounds amazing! Peanut better cups are my favorite. I love how simple they seems to be to make. Also Congratulation on the new addition his adorable!!!

  2. Leigh says

    Your dog is adorable! Congratulations on the new addition to your family.

    The peanut butter cups look lethal…a real diet-buster…so I”m pinning them!

    • says

      Thanks so much Leigh! They are a dessert for sure, but they are also way better for you than the ones you would buy at the store. 100% wholesome ingredients here. No fillers and nothing artificial!

  3. says

    So much to say! First of all, I am a believer, but the first thing that popped into my mind was puppies. Shh don’t tell the man upstairs OR my husband! Second of all, you got the dog I have been wanting!!!!!!!! *insert pouting here* I am SO happy for you. But super jealous! Ever since my oldest fur child passed away 6 months ago I have been looking at Cavalier King Charles Spaniel breeders! Your pup is sooooo cute! Again, super jealous. Anyways, I’ll stop whining long enough to tell you these homemade peanut butter cups look delish! Seriously, they look PERFECT! PINNED! P.S if you need a puppy sitter I’m available! ;) xo

  4. says

    So sweet! The people that we love are what makes life worth living (and in my opinion, pets are people too :) Your new little guy is SO CUTE! ALSO peanut butter cups just so happen to be my favorite candies (as evidenced by the nearly empty bag in my kitchen) and these look so good! I can’t wait to make them! Did you use natural peanut butter or peanut butter that had some sweetener in it already?

    • says

      Thanks so much Stephanie!! :D I hope you get to meet him too! Let me know if you want to get together one last time before we head out. My schedule is pretty free now that I’m not working!

  5. Aly says

    Yum!!! I made faux ones of these while on the sugar free diet. I’m sure these would be better but even the no sugar ones were delish!

  6. says

    First of all, how cute is that puppy?! Secondly, I loveeee reese cups. Once, I took a vegan Indian cooking class and she taught us how to make vegan reese cups and they were DELISH! I’m not vegan so either version works for me — PB and Chocolate is the best combo!

  7. says

    Oh my gosh he is CO cute! And so funny: one of my close friends has a Cocker Spaniel named Reese, too (their last name is Peace so he is Reese Peace. How cute is that?!?) These peanut butter cups looks INCREDIBLE and what a perfect welcome for your new little man.

    • says

      Aww thanks Leah! He is currently napping in the crook of my arm as I type this. (TOO CUTE) That’s adorable that your friend’s dog’s name is Reese Peace!! I bet that dog and my little Reese would make great friends. :)

  8. says

    I’m dropping by from the SHINE Blog Hop. You have just made my day. I LOVE Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. And to know that I can make them, well, the thought makes my knees weak. I can’t wait to make these!

    I have a link party that I am trying to grow. I invite you to share this idea (and a couple of others) because I think that my readers would enjoy this recipe as much as me. Party in Your PJs is my link party on my site Grandma Ideas at http://grandmaideas.com. It runs through Sunday night at midnight. I have 4 other co-hosts for the link party so your links will be seen on all 5 websites! I hope to see you at my link party.

    Warmest regards,
    Nina

  9. Neely says

    These look so yummy and easy! I am going to bring them to a game night with friends tonight. Super idea, thanks for blogging this!

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