A week or so ago I had a cookie exchange with some friends. My contribution was homemade chocolate peanut butter cups. This was a really easy recipe although it is a bit time consuming but worth every minute. You will find the original recipe here: Homemade Chocolate Peanut butter cups.
I will repost it for you with my notes:
- 1 (11.5 ounce) package milk chocolate chips, divided
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
- mini muffin cup liners
- Place 1/2 chocolate chips in a microwave safe container. Microwave for 2 minutes, stirring after each minute. Spoon melted chocolate into muffin cups, filling halfway. With a spoon, draw the chocolate up the sides of the cups until evenly coated. Cool in the refrigerator until firm.
- In a small bowl, mix together peanut butter, confectioners' sugar and salt. divide into the chocolate cups. Melt the remaining chocolate, and spoon over peanut butter. Spread chocolate to edges of cups.
You can also use a Crock pot to keep the chocolate warm but be careful not to let it get burnt. It happened to me. These are delicious and sooooooooooooooo much better than the store bought ones.
And don't let your kids in the kitchen while your making this or you may see them disappearing.
For more recipes check out Tempt My Tummy Tuesday at Blessed with Grace and Tasty Tuesday at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam.