Carob Peanut Butter Cups #SundaySupper

Carob Peanut Butter Cups

While I love baking, if I had to choose one sweet treat specialty, it would most likely be homemade candy. I absolutely love making it. From sticky marshmallows to melt in your mouth fudge to irresistible candy bars, the varieties and possibilities are endless. There is a candy to fit every need and whim, every craving and desire.

Candies are also lighter than many other treats. Don’t get me wrong, if I give in to my desire to face plant into the whole pan of marshmallows, candy isn’t very light! But as long as I stick to portion control, a piece of candy is the perfect mid-day snack or ending to dinner when I don’t want a heavy piece of cake or pie. I mean we all have room for one tiny piece of fudge, right?

Carob Peanut Butter Cups

Most candy is also a fun no bake treat. While some require boiling hot syrup, a lot are really simple to make. Spending a whole day in the kitchen whipping up a layer cake can be loads of fun, but sometimes I don’t have the time to do that. In just a few minutes, I often whip up candy. Plus, I imagine many would be a lot of fun for kids to make.

Fitting with this Sunday Supper’s theme of Gifts from the Kitchen, candy is also the perfect present. When packaged up in pretty cellophane bags and ribbons, anyone would be happy to tear into some homemade candy. It also lasts longer than most treats. Nearly all of the candies I make have a shelf life of at least a week.

Carob Peanut Butter Cups

Homemade Carob Peanut Butter Cups are just the treat to give your friends and family this holiday season. They are the perfect ending to any meal, are no bake, and are crazy fun to make. If you aren’t allergic to chocolate, feel free to use bittersweet, semisweet, or milk chocolate, or even a combination of them.

The snap of the carob is the perfect foil to the creamy peanut butter filling. These aren’t exactly the same as a Reese’s, but they come pretty close and will hit the spot when a candy craving strikes. In fact, you better make extra because you won’t be able to resist these peanut butter cups!

Carob Peanut Butter Cups

Carob Peanut Butter Cups

Carob Peanut Butter Cups #SundaySupper

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 12 peanut butter cups


2 cups carob chips, divided

1 cup peanut butter chips, divided

1 cup creamy peanut butter (I used Skippy Natural)

1/3 cup packed light brown sugar

1 cup confectioners’ sugar


Line a muffin tin with paper liners. In a small microwave safe bowl, place 1 cup carob chips and ½ cup peanut butter chips. Microwave on high in 30 second increments, stirring in between to promote melting, until fully melted. Place dollops of the mixture in each paper liner, using all of the carob mixture. Spread out to cover the entire base of the paper liner. Refrigerate for about 20 minutes.

In a medium bowl, stir together peanut butter, brown sugar and confectioners’ sugar until fully combined.

Once the carob base has chilled, divide the peanut butter mixture equally among the muffin tins, covering the carob base completely.

In the same small microwave safe bowl as before, melt the remainder of the carob and peanut butter chips, microwaving on high in 30 second increments, stirring in between.

Cover the peanut butter layer completely with the melted carob mixture. Refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes.

Peanut butter cups may be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to one week, or frozen, wrapped in parchment and foil, for up to 3 months. Thaw at room temperature about an hour.


Additional chilling time is necessary

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  1. Yes, I think I won’t be able to resist these peanut butter cups! 😀 They look amazing! 🙂

  2. Renee says:

    Now that is the right ratio of peanut butter to chocolate (or carob) in those cups. Awesome.

  3. Tara says:

    I make peanut butter cups every year. They are a must hubby says!! These look so good!!

  4. Ohhh does this sound yummy!!!

  5. Liz says:

    Oh, boy, I can easily pass up a pb sandwich, but candy is another story. These look irresistible!

  6. These look beyond delicious! I need some of these right now.

  7. Picture perfect! What a fun gift to give.

  8. I am so drooling right now! This looks amazing!

  9. Tee hee, Laura. You’re right! Who doesn’t have room for a tiny bite of candy? Especially when it’s a dynamic duo of carob and pb =)

  10. PERFECT! PB cups are the best and so glad that you were able to make a carob version!

  11. Jennifer says:

    These look like they are to die for! I have a few friends who only use carob so I will happily share your yummy recipe with them! Yum!

  12. I’m actually very bad at candy making – I love baking, though – these look like a must try!

  13. Mary Ellen says:

    Peanut butter cups are one of my faves! these look delicious….

  14. Fabulous! Peanut Butter cups are right there on the top of my fav list.

  15. Ala says:

    I do love my no-bake treats, Laura! I’ve been hankering for Reese’s lately so I know where I’ll be using my next jar of peanut butter. Happy holidays, gal!

  16. drooling over here!! i love peanut butter cups! 😀

  17. mookies says:

    I love that you use carob. It is really a great ingredient but unfortunately I can’ t find it easily.
    I adore the combination carob with peanut butter.

  18. Sarah says:

    Good idea to use carob – must try it

  19. I can’t see or think of anything else besides this wonderful peanut butter cup. I have to make this.

  20. These wouldn’t last one day at my house!

  21. With all the time I spend in the kitchen can you believe I’ve never made peanut butter cups?! These look delicious and would make a wonderful gift for the holidays! 🙂

  22. Your pictures are so gorgeous! I would have trouble not face-planting into a whole batch of these…

    I made a DIY Reese’s peanut butter cup for #SS a year ago, they were so much fun! And tasted so amazing, too, of course. I think candy is one category of food where homemade REALLY puts store-bought to shame. The difference is incredible.


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