Monday, November 7, 2011

Peanut Butter Cups!

We love peanut butter cups! Favorite candy hands down! Our kids have finally figured out how good they are as well. They no longer share them with us from their Halloween stash. What's a homemade mama to do? Make her own of course!

Luckily we happened to pick up this Taste of Home magazine at the grocery store. It is full of fabulous ideas for the upcoming holidays. We were so tickled when we found a recipe for making homemade peanut butter cups. We actually made sunbutter cups (sunflower seed butter - taste almost like peanut butter). Jonah is allergic to peanuts. Poor guy, never has had a peanut butter cup. He was finally able to enjoy one!

Makes about 3 dozen.

What you need:

  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter divided

  • 4 1/2 teaspoons butter, softened

  • 1/2 cup confectioners sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate chips

  • 4 milk chocolate bars (1.55 ounces each) coarsely chopped

  • mini cupcake liners

  • colored sprinkles optional

In a small bowl combine 1/2 cup of peanut butter, salt, sugar, and butter. Mix until smooth. In a larger bowl, mix chocolate chips, chocolate bars and the other 1/2 cup of peanut butter. Melt in the microwave. We did this on medium power stirring occasionally. Cheesy grin optional.Already looks delicious!
Line a mini muffin cup pan with paper liners.

Top each liner with about a teaspoonful of chocolate. Using the back of the spoon, spread chocolate up the sides.

Top each with a scant teaspoonful of the peanut butter.

Cover top with more chocolate.

Decorate with sprinkles for extra fun! They would be really cute with red and green sprinkles for the holidays!

Place in the fridge for about an hour until set. Then enjoy!

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  1. These aren't readily available in England so I've had to reserve my addiction for these for the times when I visit the US until now. I'll have to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing it.

  2. My grandmother always made these, they never lasted long ... so good!

  3. OMG yay! The hubby will be so happy!