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Single Serve Peanut Butter Cup in a Mug

If my husband wants to buy me a chocolate treat, he buys me Reese Peanut Butter Cups. They have been my favorite chocolate bar for as long as I can remember. Making a single serve one as a treat for myself seems like a no brainer… why did it take me so long to make a peanut butter butter cup for one?

Single Serve Peanut Butter Cup in a Mug

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I have made a few of these for myself now. Usually as my kids are getting ready for bed, so I can pop it in the freeze and then once they are in bed, I get a treat as I settle down to watch something on Netflix.

Just make sure you don’t forget it in the freezer.

How to Make a Peanut Butter Cup for One

This is simple to make. I use an expresso cup to make mine because of the perfect small size of it.

Place peanut butter in the cup, and microwave for 15 seconds to melt the peanut butter.

Mix in the tablespoon of powdered sugar, mix it well. My powdered sugar is lumpy so it was hard to mix it all in but that did not affect the taste at all.

Single Serve Peanut Butter Cup in a Mug

Add the two tablespoons of chocolate chips on top, if you can spread over the top as you add them on top, then great, makes it a little easier in the next step.

Using milk chocolate is my favorite chocolate chip to use. But use what you have.

Single Serve Peanut Butter Cup in a Mug

Microwave for 45 second to a minute. Once the chocolate chips are melted, spread evenly over the peanut butter and then freeze for about 15 minutes… assuming you can wait that long.

Single Serve Peanut Butter Cup in a Mug

This tastes just like a peanut butter cup. You can customize it to suit your taste as you’d like. Personally, I like more peanut butter than chocolate in mine, so I go lighter on the chocolate chips using only 1 tbsp usually, but my husband prefers the two tablespoons.

This treat has taken the place of my other favorite: peanut butter cookie dough.

Single Serve Peanut Butter Cup in a Mug

Peanut Butter Cup in a Mug

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 2 minutes

Want a small sweet treat? This single serve, single peanut butter cup just might be what you are looking for.

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Place peanut butter in the cup, and microwave for 15 seconds to melt the peanut butter.
  2. Mix in the tablespoon of powdered sugar, mix it well. My powdered sugar is lumpy so it was hard to mix it all in but that did not affect the taste at all.
  3. Add the two tablespoons of chocolate chip on top, if you can have the spread over the top then great.
  4. Microwave for 45 second to a minute. Once the chocolate chips are melted, spread evenly over the peanut butter and then freeze for about 15 minutes.
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Linda Kilsdonk

Friday 23rd of July 2021

Sounds quick, easy and totally yummy! My mom, who lives in assited living, loves peanut butter cups, so I think I'm going to gather all the ingredients and print out the recipe for her to have on hand for when she needs a quick treat. Thanks so much for sharing! Smiles, Linda at Paper Seedlings

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