This delicious Microwave Peanut Butter Cup Mug is an individual dessert that is rich and chocolaty, and takes less than 5 minutes to make! Combining creamy peanut butter, dark chocolate chips, butter and graham crackers, this decadent 5 ingredient dessert is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth!
Microwave Peanut Butter Cup Mug Dessert
Microwave Peanut Butter Cup Mug Dessert is the answer to my sweet tooth prayers and best of all it’s ready in less than 5 minutes! My go-to sweet of choice when I was younger was a Reese’s peanut butter cup candy bar. I was always sure to grab one when I was at the convenience store. The combination of sweet and salty flavors was and still is delicious!
As I got older, I found that I started to find the store bought candy a little too sweet. Then I discovered you can make your own at home! Peanut butter buckeyes, as they are so often called online are basically the more delicious version of the store bought candy. I love that you can adjust the sugar and salt to your liking. These Peanut Butter Buckeye Brownie Cups are an absolute hit any time I bring them to a get together.
Individual Mug Dessert
Instead of having to make a time consuming recipe with a large batch, I wanted something that was quick and simple and could satisfy my peanut butter craving! That is when I dreamt up this mug dessert. I have never had great success with mug desserts in the past. The cakes that I try tend to have odd consistencies that don’t satisfy much at all.
This Microwave Peanut Butter Cup Mug Dessert is the exception to that rule though! It has all the goodness of a sweet warm dessert right out of the microwave and is the perfect consistency to be scooped up with a spoon!
Peanut Butter Cup Recipe
Individual desserts are the best. Who doesn’t want a sweet little treat all for their own? These mini desserts are perfect for one person, or make a set for a cozy dessert to share. This easy no bake dessert recipe with few ingredients is exactly what you need to get your sweet on!
Making a full size dessert like Triple Chocolate Cake or Peanut Butter Dream Bars is great for parties and big celebrations, but sometimes you need to celebrate the little things. Some days you just need to treat yourself because you made it through the day, the kids are in bed, and you have a chance to take a deep breath! Now is the time for an easy mug recipe. This peanut butter cup recipe is so super easy, it takes almost no time at all.
Peanut Butter Cup in a Mug
If you like peanut butter cups, you are going to LOVE these little treats. They have creamy peanut butter, sugar, and butter. They’re topped with smooth, melted dark chocolate chips. Crushed graham crackers add a touch of crunch. And they take less than two minutes in the microwave! They’re one of the easiest desserts I’ve ever made.
How Do You Make Peanut Butter Cups in the Microwave?
This is such a great recipe because it really is simple. There’s no kneading or preheating or tons of ingredients to measure. It only has five ingredients, and you make it right in the microwave.
- Use a microwave safe mug
- Add the butter and peanut butter
- Microwave for 30 seconds
- Stir in the powdered sugar and crushed graham cracker
- Top with chocolate chips
- Microwave another 45 seconds (the chocolate chips might keep their shape until you smooth them out–don’t microwave them again without double checking!)
- Smooth the melted chocolate over the peanut butter mixture
Do You Make Mug Desserts in the Oven?
This is an easy dessert recipe, no baking required. Save the oven for something big, like this Salted Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Tart. Mug desserts are purposely made small enough so you don’t have to use the oven, just a microwave. Most mugs aren’t safe in the oven anyway. This little treasure is microwave only. Some mugs can’t even go in the microwave, so be sure to check before you get started. Most mugs will have whether or not they can be microwaved imprinted right on the bottom.
Microwave Dessert Add Ins
This is one of my favorite easy desserts because it only has five ingredients. If you’re feeling fancy, try some mix ins! You can go as simple or as elaborate as you want. Go nuts! Or add some nuts!
- Crunchy peanut butter
- Chopped walnuts
- Crushed espresso beans
- Caramel chips
- Whipped cream
- Chocolate sauce
- A scoop of vanilla ice cream
More Bite Sized Desserts
Whether you are looking for a perfect kid-sized treat, or just want a treat for yourself, these Microwave Peanut Butter Cup Mugs are so simple and so delicious. Try some of my other fun sized dessert ideas!
- Mocha Sour Cream Cupcakes are a fun twist on dessert with tart sour cream and chocolaty mocha.
- Strawberry Dark Chocolate Mini Dessert Cups use fresh strawberries as the centerpieces for the these decadent little desserts.
- Best Birthday Cupcakes are my all time favorite easy cupcake recipe that are yummy for birthdays or anytime!
- Frozen Peanut Butter Banana Bites are a great no bake dessert that are perfect for summer with melt in your mouth flavor.
- 1/2 Tbsp. butter
- 2 Tbsp. creamy peanut butter
- 2 tsp. powdered sugar
- 5 Tbsp. crushed graham crackers
- 2 Tbsp. dark chocolate chips
In a microwave safe mug, add the butter and peanut butter. Microwave for 30 seconds.
Stir in the powdered sugar and crushed graham crackers until well combined.
Top with the chocolate chips and microwave for 45 seconds. Smooth the melted chocolate over the peanut butter.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 506 Total Fat: 31g Saturated Fat: 11g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 17g Cholesterol: 17mg Sodium: 345mg Carbohydrates: 50g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 25g Protein: 10g