Giant Peanut Butter Cup Recipe – 4 Ingredients Only

Elise Strachan


Apr 08, 2021

This Giant Peanut Butter Cup recipe by our baking editor Elise Strachan from My Cupcake Addiction is the perfect special dessert to make for your family – and only requires four ingredients.

Yes, only four.

What’s more this recipe is straight from our baking editor’s first cook book – Sweet! Celebrations, published by Murdoch Books.

Try this recipe and then, no doubt, you’ll be racing to the nearest bookstore to buy Elise’s book.



  • 750 g milk chocolate (compound or tempered)
  • 600 g smooth peanut butter
  • 600 g icing sugar, sifted
  • 125 g salted butter, softened


  1. Grease the bottom of a nonstick 23 cm (9 inch) fluted
    tart tin (with a removable bottom) with butter or oil and
    line with a round of baking parchment.
  2. Melt 450 g of the chocolate to a smooth pourable consistency. Pour the chocolate into the bottom of the tart tin, spreading up the sides using a spoon. This should be quite thick and spread evenly over the whole tart tin. Refrigerate for 15 minutes to set.
  3. Beat the peanut butter, powdered sugar and butter using an electric mixer. The mixture should be well mixed but a little firm and lumpy.
  4. Remove the chocolate shell from the tin and set aside.
  5. Scrape the peanut butter filling into the empty tart tin and press firmly until you have a compressed, even disc of peanut butter filling. Cut away a 5 mm border from the outside edges of the peanut butter disc using a knife. Then slide an offset spatula under the filling to release it from the base and transfer it. It will behave a little like pizza dough as you transfer it to the chocolate shell. It should sit just below the edge of the shell.
  6. Return the entire peanut butter cup to the tart tin (make sure it’s clean).
  7. Melt the remaining chocolate and pour it onto the top of the peanut butter cup. Use a ruler to even out the top of the peanut butter cup and make it perfectly flat and smooth. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  8. Store and serve at room temperature. Cut with a hot knife to avoid cracking.

Image and recipe from Sweet! Celebrations by Elise Strachan (Murdoch Books $39.99)


By Elise Strachan


Elise Strachan's My Cupcake Addiction is one of the world's largest free online cake decorating schools. My Cupcake Addiction shows you how to create gorgeous cakes, cupcakes and cake pop masterpieces from the comfort of your own home. Baker and Pastry Chef, Elise Strachan aims to bring the art of cake decorating to all corners of the globe, and has recently launched her first cook book, Sweet! Celebrations. With over 10 million views on Youtube each month, Elise holds the proud boast of being one of the most viewed baking channels in the world. Elise's success is phenomenal and The Carousel is delighted to feature her recipes and tutorials as our Baking Editor & Pastry Chef. You will love her fun, inspiring and authentic approach to baking.


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