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Deep-Fried Peanut Butter Cups

Deep Fried Peanut Butter Cups


Fall always makes me think of State Fairs. Which makes me think of deep-fried foods. Since I’m usually too busy during the fall months to make it to a state fair, I thought I could have some deep-fried deliciousness at home.

A few years ago I deep-fried some candy corn. Holy yum! And I don’t even like candy corn very much.

Deep Fried Peanut Butter Cups


And Deep-Fried Mac and Cheese is a great way to enjoy a savory deep-fried treat.

Deep Fried Peanut Butter Cups


But it is really hard to beat that chocolate/peanut butter combination. It is my favorite!

Deep Fried Peanut Butter Cups


Tips For Making Deep-Fried Peanut Butter Cups

  • You want your peanut butter cups to be partially frozen. Don’t remove them from the freezer until you are ready to batter and fry them.
  • Keep the oil temperature between 350 and 375 degrees. I use a clip-on thermometer to keep track of the oil temperature.
  • Don’t fry more than 2 or 3 at a time or you run the risk of them sticking together or the oil temperature dropping too much.
  • Serve as soon after frying as possible.

Deep Fried Peanut Butter Cups

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Deep Fried Peanut Butter Cups

Deep-Fried Peanut Butter Cups



  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 12 Reese's peanut butter cups, placed in freezer for 1 hour
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • powdered sugar


  • Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl.
  • Whisk together Milk and egg.
  • Pour 1 1/2 inches oil in a Dutch oven and heat to between 350 and 360 degrees.
  • Fry 3 peanut butter cups at a time. Coat in batter and place in oil. Fry until golden brown on bottom and then flip over. Remove from oil and place on a paper-towel lined plate when the second side is golden.
  • Dust with confectioners' sugar and eat warm.


Some of the candy will inevitably melt and ooze out into the oil and the oil will get very messy looking. To minimize this as much as possible make sure you freeze the peanut butter cups for a full hour.
Don't pull them out of the freezer until you are ready to coat them in batter and fry them.

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12 thoughts on “Deep-Fried Peanut Butter Cups”

  1. Can you share how to better them please? Do you mix the dry ingredients with the egg and milk mixture?

  2. Jedimasterfish

    So sad none of you actually tried it. The wife and I love these things. We had them at the fair last year and it blew our taste buds to smithereens. LoL. No fair this year so this was the best gift ever3! Thank you for the recipe. Just like the fair ones.

  3. Are these the full-size Reese’s peanut butter cups, or the small mini cups? I know they are not the micro ones.

  4. Sabrina Zaragoza

    Great idea. These peanut butter cups look so delicious. Detail instruction. Thanks for sharing, Christin.

  5. wow this is a good idea. I think it will be a nice recipe for a picnic day this Autumn. thanks for sharing, friend. have a nice day!

  6. Pat C.Wilson

    i’ve never ever made any fried butter cups before and even didn’t think about it. xD this is so gorgeous.
    forwarding your next posts. i’m very excited.

  7. Medha @ Whisk & Shout

    These peanut butter cups sound awesome! I love the idea of deep frying them- such an indulgence 🙂

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