Homemade Mummy Peanut Butter Cups

You will never want to buy store bought peanut butter cups after you make some at home. You need these   Homemade Mummy Peanut Butter Cups Recipe for Halloween.  

It is midway thru October and I have been posting about Halloween Ideas for the last 3 weeks. Ig you have not figured it out, I love Halloween and the Halloween Food Ideas are so plentiful.

Thanksgiving is a big food holiday too, but not as fun in creativity as Halloween. When asked to create a Halloween treat using Flipz I could not be more excited.

I have created many chocolate covered pretzels for holidays and Flipz takes one step out of the process, the pretzels are already coated in chocolate or vanilla coating.

I love peanut butter cups, so why not bring the two ideas together and make Mummy Peanut Butter Cups. These treats are Easy Halloween Treats. 

Easy Halloween Treats: Mummy Peanut Butter Cups Recipe

What you need to make pretzel Mummies

First I created the Pretzel Mummies. Simply melt white chocolate coating in a piping bag.

I simply did this in the microwave, checking every 30 seconds so it did not burn.

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Layout your Flipz onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. 

 

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Then just drizzle the white chocolate over each pretzel to create the mummy-like wrapping. Add some candy eyes and allow them to set. 

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How to make Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

What you need to make homemade peanut butter cups

  • Muffin paper cups
  • Peanut butter
  • Butter
  • Brown Sugar
  • Powdered sugar
  • Chocolate

TIPS TO MAKE THE BEST HOMEMADE Peanut Butter Cups

Use good chocolate – Just like store bought varieties the chocolate used makes a huge difference.  Don’t buy the cheapest chocolate for these if you manage it.

Use your favorite peanut butter – Unlike my epic Peanut Butter Cookies where I recommend not using peanut butter powder.  Use your favorite brand or what you have on hand. 

Don’t rush the chilling process – The peanut butter cups will need to be assembled in layers and chilled in the fridge or freezer every step of  way.

First, make the peanut butter filling.

Heat peanut butter, butter, and brown sugar until melted and smooth. 

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Take off the heat and add powdered sugar. Allow cooling completely.

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Melt chocolate chips in the microwave until smooth. Fill each lined muffin cup with 1 tablespoon of chocolate. 

Add a small ice cream scoop of the peanut butter mixture on top of the chocolate. 

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Cover the peanut butter filling in with additional chocolate. 

Easy Halloween Treats: Mummy Peanut Butter Cups Recipe

Tap the tray onto the counter to even out the chocolate. Then add a chocolate mummy. Place in the fridge for 15 minutes. 

Easy Halloween Treats: Mummy Peanut Butter Cups Recipe

 

These are ready to be served. The perfect combination of sweet and salty with the addition of the pretzel mummy.

Easy Halloween Treats: Mummy Peanut Butter Cups Recipe

Package a few up for gifts too. (I would store these in the fridge until ready to serve). 

How do you store leftover Peanut Butter Cups?

Keep at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 2 days, or in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. If storing in the fridge, you will need to allow them to come back to room temperature again for a softer texture.

Can you freeze Peanut Butter Cups?

Yes you can freeze peanut butter cups. I would wait to add the pretzel mummies until you are ready to serve them up.  Just melt a little more chocolate and put a tab on the defrosted cups then place the mummy on top. 

 

Easy Halloween Treats: Mummy Peanut Butter Cups Recipe

 

You can use cellophane bags and these Ready for gifts. 

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More Fun Halloween Treats:

For our Halloween Party treats we also made some of these fun Chocolate covered Rice Krispie Treats. 

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Recipe for Peanut Butter Cups

 Easy Halloween Treats: Mummy Peanut Butter Cups Recipe

 

 

Told you these were too cute. Which mummy to do like better, the white fudge or milk chocolate one? 

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Mummy Peanut Butter Cups

Yield: 12 pieces
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

With our without the mummies these are amazing homemade peanut butter cups

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c creamy peanut butter
  • 2 T butter
  • 2 T brown sugar
  • 2/3 c powdered sugar
  • 2 c chocolate chips, I used 1c milk chocolate and another 1c semi-sweet chocolate in two separate batches, for variety
  • 2 T shortening
  • 12 Flipz Pretzels
  • White melting chocolate
  • Muffin tins
  • Muffin papers
  • Edible candy eyes

Instructions

  1. Make your mummies and allow them to set.
  2. Line your muffin pan with muffin liners. Set aside.
  3. To a small saucepan over medium heat, add the peanut butter, butter, and brown sugar, stirring until melted, smooth, and well-combined. Remove from the heat and begin to gradually add the powdered sugar, mixing well until the mixture comes together. Set aside and cool while you continue with the next step.
  4. Melt the chocolate chips and the shortening in a microwave safe dish (, in 30 second increments, stirring between each go. When smooth, use a teaspoon and spoon chocolate into the bottom of each muffin liner.
  5. Using a small cookie scoop or a teaspoon, get a small amount of the peanut butter mixture and roll into a ball. Flatten the ball into a disc. Place the disc of peanut butter on top of the melted chocolate and press down gently to encourage the chocolate to come up around the sides of the peanut butter.
  6. Spoon more melted chocolate on top of each of the peanut butter discs to cover.
  7. Tap the muffin tins on the counter to distribute the chocolate
  8. Press a mummy pretzel gently into the top of each candy.
  9. Refrigerate about 30 minutes until set. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for serving
Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 672Total Fat 35gSaturated Fat 17gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 15gCholesterol 18mgSodium 509mgCarbohydrates 89gFiber 5gSugar 54gProtein 10g

All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on stayingclosetohome.com should only be used as a general guideline.

 

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