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Good things do come in small packages! All of these candy cups are packaged, portable, and oh-so poppable. Whether you're craving traditional peanut butter cups, seasonal eggnog truffle cups, or more gourmet hot chocolate truffle cups, you'll find a candy cup recipe here to satisfy your sweet tooth. 

1. Chocolate Cups

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Making chocolate cups is the first step in many of these candy cup recipes, so it pays to know how to do it quickly! This chocolate cup recipe gives you two different methods for making the cups, plus I have a photo tutorial with step-by-step instructions showing how to make chocolate cups. It's required viewing!

2. Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

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No list of candy cup recipes is complete without chocolate peanut butter cups! These chocolate cups are filled with a simple peanut butter-powdered sugar mixture that is just the right blend of sweet and salty. You can use crunchy peanut butter or stir in some chopped nuts if you want even more texture. Don't miss the peanut butter cup photo tutorial as well.

3. Dulce de Leche Chocolate Cups

Dulce de Leche Chocolate Cups photo
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Dulce de Leche Chocolate Cups are filled with a mixture of rich, caramelized dulce de leche and crunchy toasted pecans. If you like a little salt with your sweets, finish them off with a pinch of flaked sea salt on top.

4. Red Velvet Truffle Cups

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Red Velvet Truffle Cups are chocolate cups filled with a soft, silky white chocolate-red velvet truffle mixture. You'll be amazed at how much these small truffles taste like red velvet cake batter!

5. Peanut Caramel Chocolate Cups

Peanut Caramel Chocolate Cups
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Peanut Caramel Chocolate Cups are chocolate candy cups with a delicious salted peanut caramel inside. The combination of bittersweet chocolate, sweet creamy caramel, crunchy nuts, and flaky sea salt is unbeatable.

6. Almond Truffle Cups

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Almond Truffle Cups are filled with a rich mixture of chocolate ganache and toasted, ground almonds, enclosed in a chocolate cup and topped with a crunchy whole almond.

7. Chocolate Mint Truffle Cups

Chocolate Mint Truffle Cups
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Chocolate Mint Truffle Cups feature a luscious silky chocolate ganache with a refreshing burst of mint flavor. These cups are a close cousin to chocolate-mint truffles, with a similar rich chocolate taste and smooth, melting texture.

8. S'mores Candy Cups

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S’mores Candy Cups are cute chocolate candy cups with all the traditional S’mores components. The chocolate cups are filled with marshmallow creme and crushed graham crackers, and then are topped with additional crackers and marshmallows.

9. Peanut Butter and Jelly Chocolate Cups

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The only thing better than traditional peanut butter chocolate cups? Adding a layer of tart, fruity jam on top of the peanut butter! Yes, your favorite sandwich gets a deluxe candy makeover in these sweet and salty bite-sized candies.

10. Chocolate Malt Truffle Cups

chocolate malt truffle cups
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This recipe for Chocolate Malt Truffle Cups produces a smooth bite-sized chocolate malt candy that looks as good as it tastes
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