Yes, You Can Make 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cups in the Microwave

The delicious peanut butter treats come together in just a few minutes (plus freezing time).

In my opinion, chocolate and peanut butter are the best flavor combo of all time. Peanut butter blossoms are by far my favorite Christmas cookie to make every year. And while I try to stay away from buying candy, I admit I recently caved and bought some pumpkin-shaped Reese's (my all-time favorite candy) from the Halloween candy aisle. So when I recently came across a TikTok video showing how to make your own peanut butter cup in the microwave, I was totally on board to give it a try. Since these trendy TikTok recipes have yet to fail me (see these cookies or cake mix hacks for proof) and I already had the ingredients in my pantry (you probably do, too), I couldn't resist immediately heading to the kitchen. Spoiler alert: this is worth the minimal effort required. Follow these steps to make your own peanut butter cup at home.

peanut butter cup in ramekin
Katlyn Moncada

How to Make a Homemade Peanut Butter Cup

I used a small ceramic ramekin (Target) for easier access to the good stuff, but you can use a mug or another small microwave-safe dish.

  1. Place 2 Tbsp. of peanut butter in your microwave-safe dish. Microwave 15 seconds.
  2. Add 1 Tbsp. powdered sugar to the dish and stir to combine. Spread it out to make it as even as you can.
  3. Sprinkle 2 Tbsp. chocolate chips over the peanut butter mixture. Microwave up to 90 seconds until chocolate is shiny and melting. (Not all microwaves are the same, so check every 30 seconds to make sure you don't overdo it.)
  4. Use a spoon or offset spatula to gently smooth the chocolate, covering the surface of the peanut butter entirely.
  5. Pop your peanut butter cup in the freezer for about 15 minutes, or until the chocolate is set. Grab your spoon and enjoy!

I listed specific measurements here, but this is a forgiving recipe. Go for more of one ingredient to better suit your peanut butter-to-chocolate ratio preference. Made just like the instructions, I found the peanut butter cup super creamy, sweet, and oh-so-delicious. Considering how simple it is to make, I'll definitely make this again.

Keep this amazing flavor combination going in your next baking session by heading over to this recipe gallery dedicated to all things chocolate and peanut butter. Start with BHG classic revel bars or give your chocolate chip cookies a nutty upgrade.

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