Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

I made my husband a batch of these for Valentine's Day, so I thought I'd share the recipe. It's so simple that it's hardly a recipe, though! I use the word "recipe" lightly, because you really just go with the flow on how much you want of each item. These are not meant to taste exactly like Reese's and if I can be completely honest with you, these are way better. They taste less processed. I think these would be great to make any time of the year as a treat!

What You'll Need:
cupcake liners
chocolate (I used 4 Hershey chocolate bars, but chocolate chips are fine to use)
peanut butter
powdered sugar

*what I used makes 6 oversized PB cups!
1. Melt half (in my case, it was 2 bars) the chocolate in the microwave until it melts, which should take around 90 seconds. Stir halfway through the heating.
2. Put the liners in a muffin pan and fill each with about a tablespoon of chocolate. Smooth it out. Put the pan in the refrigerator for 10 minutes to let the chocolate solidify.
3. While the chocolate is cooling, get your peanut butter mixture ready. I used around 3/4 cup of peanut butter with 1/4 cup powdered sugar. If you want more peanut butter, then go for it and up the amounts of both the PB and powdered sugar! Mix it all together.
4. Get the other half of the chocolate and repeat step 1.
5. Spoon the peanut butter on top of the cooled chocolate. I used a tablespoon.
6. Now take the remaining melted chocolate and spoon another tablespoon over the peanut butter, covering all of it.
7. Put the pan back in the fridge for another 10 minutes. That's it! These can be stored in room temp. or in the fridge. I added a little powdered sugar on top for decoration but that's optional, of course.

Hopefully, that was fully understandable. I'll be happy to answer any questions, if you don't understand a step. My husband loves them and according to him I was "lucky" that he even let me have a bite of one as he does not want to share them. I'd call that a success!


Unknown said...

these look amazing!

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Linh said...

It looks delicious! I'm going to try to make some when I get the chance. Thanks for sharing! =)

Anonymous said...

OOO yum!

Wendy Banner said...

@Linh- If you try them, let me know how you like 'em! :)

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