Crunchy Chocolate & Peanut Butter Cups

chocolate peanut butter cups with rice krispies
chocolate peanut butter cups with rice krispies

Hi hi! So you know that my goal with all the recipes I share is for them to be fairly quick and easy so anyone can make them. This recipe isn’t exactly quick, because it involves freezing the cups, but it is super easy. I used to make chocolate peanut butter balls with my friend (s/o Kassy) as a child, and so these are a bit fancier take on the same flavors. Of course, you could always take store bought peanut butter cups out of the package and put them on a plate. However, I promise that these are more fun and that little crunch adds something special!

Yield: 12 Cups Time: 30 Min Active, 3 1/2 Hours Inactive


  • 2 Cups Chocolate Chips (any type you like, but I used semi-sweet)
  • 3 Tbs Shortening, Butter, or Coconut Oil
  • 1 Cup Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Rice Krispies
  • Cooking Spray or Oil


  • Line a cupcake tin with cupcake liners (if you don’t have a cupcake tin, Wilton has a cheap one on Amazon)
  • Add 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips and 2 tbs shortening to a heat-proof bowl and microwave in 30 second increments until melted
  • Pour a small amount of chocolate in each cupcake liner and using the back of a spoon coat the bottom of the liner and about half way up the side of the cups
  • Move them to the freezer and leave them in for at least 2 hours, until they are set (I might do this part the night before and then finish them in the morning)
  • To make the filling combine the peanut butter, powdered sugar, and rice krispies
  • Scoop a small amount of the filling into each of the set cups, and use the back of an oiled spoon to flatten the filling
  • Pop the cups back in the freezer for a 1/2 hour
  • Before taking the cups out of the freezer melt the rest of the chocolate and shortening
  • Cover the tops of the cups with the melted chocolate and then return to the freezer for an hour
  • Remove from freezer and drizzle with a little melted peanut butter or whatever other decorations you like

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