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Mega Peanut Butter Cup Recipe
Giant Peanut Butter Cup with Coconut and Pecans
Prep Time
20 mins
Total Time
20 mins

A giant Peanut Butter Cup will delight an entire crowd with its fun presentation and super delicious filling of peanut butter, coconut, and pecans. It's not your average peanut butter cup. It's mega amazing!

Course: Candy, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: giant peanut butter cup, homemade peanut butter cup
Servings: 14 slices
Calories: 305 kcal
Renee - Kudos Kitchen: Renée
  • 2 bags (4 cups) semi-sweet chocolate morsels
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter chunky or smooth
  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 cup flaked coconut toasted
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans toasted
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter chips optional for garnish
  1. In a microwave-safe bowl or a double boiler, slowly melt the chocolate and shortening until smooth and creamy.

  2. Spray a 9" tart pan with a removable bottom with baking spray.
  3. Pour 3/4 of the melted chocolate in the tart pan and use a spatula to work the chocolate smoothly up the sides of the pan and over the bottom. Making sure there is equal thickness all around.
  4. Carefully place the chocolate filled tart pan on a baking sheet (lift the pan from the sides, not the bottom) and place the pan in the freezer while preparing the filling.
  5. In a large bowl, use a hand mixer to blend the softened butter, peanut butter, powdered sugar and heavy cream. Switch to a wooden spoon or spatula and stir in the toasted nuts and coconut.
  6. Remove the tart pan from the freezer and spoon the filling evenly into the chocolate shell.
  7. Pour the remaining melted chocolate evenly over the top of the peanut butter filling and smooth to the edges. Return the tart to the freezer to firm.
  8. If desired, melt the peanut butter chips and drizzle over the top of the tart before serving.
  9. Slice and serve at room temperature.
Recipe Notes

Tools and equipment:

9" tart pan with removable bottom, spatulas, wooden spoon, baking spray, microwave-safe bowl or double boiler, hand mixer, baking sheet

Nutrition Facts
Giant Peanut Butter Cup with Coconut and Pecans
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 305 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 108mg 5%
Potassium 138mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 25g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 21g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 3%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 1.3%
Iron 3.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.