Monday, January 18, 2010

Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Last weekend Ryan said he wanted to make Reeses' Peanut Butter Cups. So, I got everything out and we made them the next day! I try so hard to follow through and really wanted to help him make them right away. Ryan could have make these by himself if he wasn't so worried about getting the chocolate even in the cup. It really doesn't matter because you just eat them anyway.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
12 mini cupcake liners
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter + 1 heaping Tbsp to add to the melted chocolate
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 t pure vanilla extract
pinch fine sea salt

Melt the chocolate in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds to make sure they don’t burn. Add the extra Tbsp peanut butter and stir to incorporate. Let cool for about 5 minutes. Place a heaping teaspoon of melted chocolate in each mini cupcake liner and spread it up the sides with the back of a spoon. Repeat with all 12 liners.
Place the chocolate-covered liners onto a plate and let the chocolate harden in the freezer.
While you wait, stir together peanut butter, vanilla, salt, and sugar. When the chocolate is hard, divide peanut butter mixture into all 12 liners, pressing down gently to make sure the cups are filled evenly. Top with heaping teaspoon of chocolate, spreading carefully so that all of the peanut butter is covered. Chill in fridge for at least one hour, until ready to devour.
Makes 12 mini cups.


Nonnie said...

Ohhh these sound super yummy!!! Thanks for sharing!

Kyle, Adrienne and Hayden said...

Those look SO good, I'll have to try the recipe! I love the freedom of speech post. You are such a fabulous mom!