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Peanut Butter Cup Bunnies – Super Healthy Kids

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Bite into these Peanut Butter Cup Bunnies with a rich, chocolatey exterior and a creamy, sweet peanut butter center. These are SO delicious and have less than half the sugar of regular peanut butter cups!

reeses peanut butter cup bunnies on a blue plate shaped like an egg

Peanut Butter Cup Bunnies

Easter is just around the corner and for a lot of us, that means egg hunts, spring parties, and a LOT of sugar. I definitely don’t mind my kids participating in holidays and eating candy and treats. I also think that if I can make a treat at home that has less sugar, still taste delicious and is fun to make, then I’m totally going to do it!

I love that I can make my own version of my favorite treats at home, with less sugar and no preservatives. These are so easy you can make them whenever you want a little treat. You can use whatever chocolate mold you want and make them for any holiday!

peanut butter cup bunnies on a blue plate with a bite out of one of the bunnies

Ingredients You Need to Make Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

  • High Quality Chocolate– go for a solid chocolate bar if you can. We used milk chocolate here, but dark chocolate would be delicious!
  • Peanut Butter– we used all-natural creamy peanut butter. You could easily use sunbutter here if you have nut allergies!
  • Graham Crackers– graham cracker crumbs add a great texture that mimics store-bought peanut butter cups.
  • Maple Syrup– maple syrup created the perfect consistency for our filling. You could use powdered sugar if you prefer, but you might end up with a drier filling.
ingredients for peanut butter cup bunnies: chocolate, graham cracker, peanut butter and maple syrup

How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter Cups:

  1. Put the peanut butter in a medium sized bowl. Microwave for about 15 seconds or until your peanut butter is softened.
  2. Crush the graham crackers into fine crumbs. Add to the peanut butter along with the maple syrup. Stir until combined.
  3. Chop your chocolate bar and place in a microwave-safe bowl or liquid measuring cup.
  4. Melt in the microwave. Stir every 30 seconds, until the chocolate is smooth and melted. It should take no longer than 90 seconds.
  5. Pour half of your melted chocolate into a silicone mold or a muffin tin with liners.
  6. Top with about a teaspoon of the peanut butter mixture.
  7. Pour the remaining chocolate on top of the peanut butter. Tap your mold or muffin tin on the counter to remove air bubbles and ensure that the chocolate settles into all of the cracks and covers your peanut butter mixture.
  8. Place in the fridge for 15-30 minutes or until the chocolate has set.
  9. If desired, drizzle the finished peanut butter cups with melted chocolate and top with sprinkles. To achieve the thin drizzle of white chocolate in our photos, use a spoon to drizzle the chocolate back and forth over the candy, holding your hand high above.
process photos of how to make peanut butter cups in bunny molds

Tips & Suggestions

How long do Homemade Peanut Butter Cups last?

These will last for a few days at room temperature, or in an airtight container in the fridge for 2 weeks. If you are stacking them, place parchment paper between the layers to avoid sticking.

Can I freeze these?

Yes! They freeze great. Place in a freezer storage back or airtight container for 2-3 months. Allow to come to room temperature for 10-15 minutes before enjoying. Or eat cold!

What kind of chocolate can I use?

You can really use any good quality chocolate here. White, milk, semisweet, or dark chocolate would all be yummy! Semisweet and dark chocolate will set up firmer than the white or milk chocolate. Adding about a half teaspoon of coconut oil to your melted chocolate can help with this. Almond Bark also

What can I top my Peanut Butter Cups with?

This is a great place to get creative! We drizzled some of ours with chocolate and topped them with sprinkles. But you can also skip the drizzle and add the sprinkles before the chocolate sets. Use different sprinkles depending on the occasion! Flaked sea salt or chopped peanuts are also delicious.

I don’t have a silicone mold. What else can I use?

You have a couple different options! We’ve also made these in a mini muffin tin with liners and that works great. Don’t attempt to do it without the liners, or you will just be scraping them out. You can also make these in a pan! Line an 8×8-inch pan with parchment paper. Press the peanut butter mixture into the pan and top with melted chocolate. Once chilled, cut into squares. They won’t look exactly like peanut butter cups, but they will taste just as delicious!

peanut butter cup bunnies in a white egg tray

More Favorite Peanut Butter Treats

peanut butter cup bunnies on a blue plate

Peanut Butter Cup Bunnies

These Peanut Butter Cup Bunnies are made with a rich, chocolatey exterior and a creamy, sweet peanut butter center. These are SO delicious and have less than half the sugar of regular peanut butter cups!

Prep Time20 mins

Chill Time20 mins

Total Time40 mins

Course: Dessert

Cuisine: American

Servings: 18 bunnies

Calories: 236kcal

  • 1 cup peanut butter melted
  • 4 sheets graham crackers finely crushed
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 pound chocolate chopped
  • Add your peanut butter to a medium sized bowl. Heat in the microwave for 15-20 seconds to soften. Stir in the graham cracker crumbs and maple syrup.

  • Place the chopped chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. Heat for 30-second intervals, stirring between each interval, until smooth and melted. This shouldn’t take longer than 75-90 seconds! Do not overheat. When there are just a few pieces left, keep stirring. The residual heat will smooth it out.

  • Pour a small amount of chocolate into a silicone mold or mini muffin pan with liners. Tap to allow the chocolate to spread.

  • Add about a teaspoon of the peanut butter mixture to each cup. Top with the rest of the melting chocolate, tapping gently to allow the melted chocolate to settle into the mold.

  • Put the peanut butter cups in the fridge for 20-30 minutes or until set.

  • If desired, drizzle with additional melted chocolate and top with sprinkles. Enjoy!

Calories: 236kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 86mg | Potassium: 167mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 17g | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg

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Natalie Monson

I’m a registered dietitian, mom of 4, avid lover of food and strong promoter of healthy habits. Here you will find lots of delicious recipes full of fruits and veggies, tips for getting your kids to eat better and become intuitive eaters and lots of resources for feeding your family.

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