I have a weakness: peanut butter cups. And, I am pretty sure I passed it on to our kids. In this home, we all love the yummy, peanut butter filled treats.
Last year I started making homemade peanut butter cups and can’t stop! They are SO easy and like most things; they taste so much better homemade. Check out the recipe below. Seriously, make these once, and they’ll be a new must-make treat for special occasions, a mom stash of treats – or any day!
- 300g chocolate of choice (1 bar baker’s chocolate – I used white chocolate)
- Peanut butter of choice; as much/little as you would like
- 12 small sized baking cups or 6 regular sized ones
- Optional: 1 – 2 tsp honey
- Gather ingredients listed above. Then, bring a medium pot of water to a slow boil on the stove top.
- Get a metal bowl (for melting) and place this bowl over the top of your water pot.
- Place chocolate in a bowl and mix pretty constantly until the chocolate is melted and smooth.
- Remove the metal bowl from your pot and turn off the stove.
- Next, place a small amount of melted chocolate into each of your baking cups. Use the back of a spoon to smooth the melted chocolate slightly up the sides of the cup.
- Then, place your small chocolate cups in the freezer to set. After 10-15 minutes in the freezer, remove.
- Next, place a small amount of peanut butter into each baking cup and push down into your set chocolate. *If desired add a little honey to your peanut butter prior to this step. I think this really bumps up the taste AND makes the peanut butter mixture a bit creamier. Totally optional, but yummy!
- Spoon a final layer of chocolate on top of the peanut butter. Spreading to ensure coverage of all peanut butter.
- Place cups back in the freezer to set again. Once set, enjoy (and try not to eat them all in one sitting)!
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