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Easy Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Hearts

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These delicious Easy Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Hearts taste like a Reese’s Cup with all that peanut butter chocolaty goodness! Enjoy them on Valentine’s Day or anytime you have a sweet craving! Also, they are adorable and make beautiful gifts.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Hearts

Making these homemade Reese’s Cups Copycat Recipe is an excellent activity for kids. They LOVE making the hearts and dipping them in chocolate. Once the recipe is down, you can make them into other shapes throughout the year, such as Shamrocks or Peanut Butter Bliss Balls.

What you’ll love about this recipe:


  • They are easy to make and perfect for Valentine’s Day!
  • Gluten-Free and full of decadent chocolate!
  • It tastes like Reese’s Peanut Butter Hearts!
  • It’s an easy dessert full of peanut butter flavor!
  • Makes a great Valentine Gift wrapped in cellophane!
  • Heart-shaped desserts are always perfect anytime you want to share LOVE!

Recipe Ingredients

You’ll need the ingredients to make these delicious Chocolate Peanut Butter Hearts.

  • Unsalted butter
  • Natural Peanut butter
  • Light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • Pure Vanilla extract
  • Salt
  • Powdered sugar
  • Quality milk chocolate chips – we used Guittard
  • Shortening or Cocoa Butter

Ingredient Notes

  • You can also use all-natural Almond Butter
  • Shortening can be replaced with Cocoa Butter or Vegetable Oil.
  • Milk Chocolate can be substituted with good white chocolate chips

How To Make Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Hearts- Step by Step

  1. Place the butter in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave in 20-second intervals until thoroughly melted.
  2. Combine melted butter, peanut butter, brown sugar, salt, and vanilla in a large mixing
    bowl. Mix the peanut butter filling with an electric mixer until combined.
  3. Add powdered sugar and mix well. The mixture will be somewhat dry.
  4. Dump the peanut butter dough out onto a large piece of parchment paper and press it down firmly until the dough is at least ½ inch thick. Use a rolling pin if needed to help flatten it out.
  5. Lift up the parchment paper and place the flattened peanut butter dough onto a baking
    sheet. Place the cookie sheet in the freezer for approximately 30 minutes.
  6. After 30 minutes, remove the dough from the freezer and cut out heart shapes using a
    2-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter or any peanut butter cutout. Re-roll the leftover peanut butter dough pieces and cut out more hearts. Repeat until all the dough is used up.
  7. Line 2 baking sheets with more parchment paper and place the hearts onto the
    prepared baking sheets.
  8. Place the peanut butter hearts back into the freezer while you prepare the chocolate coating.
  9. Place the chocolate chips and shortening in a double boiler and cook on the stovetop
    over medium heat until the chocolate is fully melted, stirring constantly. Remove the
    pot from the heat.
  10. Take one of the cookie sheets out of the freezer and immediately dip each heart into
    the chocolate using a toothpick. Place the dipped chocolate hearts carefully back onto the cookie
    sheet.
  11. If the chocolate becomes too thick while you’re working, place the whole double boiler
    back over the heat until it is fully melted once again.
  12. Place the tray in the refrigerator and repeat steps 10-11 until all the remaining hearts
    have been coated.
  13. Let the chocolate fully harden, and drizzle any leftover chocolate over the hearts.
  14. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.

Storage

Store Chocolate hearts in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

Additions and Substitutions

  • Use white chocolate or dark chocolate for the drizzle.
  • Decorate the Chocolate Hearts with an edible gold leaf!

Frequently Asked Questions for Chocolate Peanut Butter Hearts

Can I make this into Peanut Butter Balls?

Yes! You can make balls with the peanut butter mixture, freeze them and then dip them into the chocolate.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Hearts
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These delicious Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Hearts taste like a Reese’s Cup with all that peanut butter chocolaty goodness! Enjoy them on Valentine’s Day or anytime you have a sweet craving! They are adorable and make beautiful gifts. Plus they are gluten-free! 

  • Author: Sherie Friedlander
  • Prep Time: 1 Hour
  • Cook Time: 1 Hour
  • Total Time: 2 Hours
  • Yield: 40 Hearts 1x
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Freezer
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Ingredients

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  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 2 cups peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • two teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 cups quality milk chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons plus
  • two teaspoons shortening or cocoa butter

Instructions

  1. Place the butter in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave in 20-second intervals until thoroughly melted.
  2. Combine melted butter, peanut butter, brown sugar, salt, and vanilla in a large mixing
    bowl. Mix with an electric mixer until combined.
  3. Add powdered sugar and mix well. The mixture will be somewhat dry.
  4. Dump the mixture out onto a large piece of parchment paper and press it down firmly
    until the dough is at least ½ inch thick. Use a rolling pin if needed to help flatten it out.
  5. Lift up the parchment paper and place the flattened dough onto a cookie
    sheet. Place the cookie sheet in the freezer for approximately 30 minutes.
  6. After 30 minutes, remove the dough from the freezer and cut out heart shapes using a
    2-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter. Re-roll the leftover dough pieces and cut out more
    hearts. Repeat until all the dough is used up.
  7. Line 2 baking sheets with more parchment paper and place the hearts onto the
    prepared baking sheets.
  8. Place the hearts back into the freezer while you prepare the chocolate coating.
  9. Place the chocolate chips and shortening in a double boiler and cook on the stovetop
    over medium heat until the chocolate is fully melted, stirring constantly. Remove the
    pot from the heat.
  10. Take one of the cookie sheets out of the freezer and immediately dip each heart into
    the chocolate using a toothpick. Place the dipped hearts carefully back onto the cookie sheet.
  11. If the chocolate becomes too thick while you’re working, place the whole double boiler
    back over the heat until it is fully melted once again.
  12. Place the tray in the refrigerator and repeat steps 10-11 until all the remaining hearts
    have been coated.
  13. Let the chocolate fully harden, and drizzle any leftover chocolate over the hearts.
  14. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.

Notes

Store Hearts in an airtight container in the refrigerator. 

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