Oh So Good – Homemade Peanut Butter Cups!
With Halloween just a day away I wanted to make something different to share with the neighborhood kids. I typically create fun cupcakes or cookies, but this year I decided to opt for large Homemade Peanut Butter Cups. I know none of the kids have an allergy to nuts so I figured I was safe. Plus my husband and daughter love them – so leftovers would certainly be eaten.
These literally can be made start to finish in just 30 minutes, so if you’re looking for a quick treat to share for Halloween, these are a sure bet. Wrapped individually in cellophane bags with a ribbon – they’re sure to be a favorite among all the ghosts and goblins that knock on your door!
Looking for help making these luscious Homemade Peanut Butter Cups? Enlist your kids and grandkids, they’ll love making these.
With just 4 ingredients you can make this stellar recipe! Check it out…….
Homemade Peanut Butter Cups
- Peanut Butter Filling:
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons butter, room temperature
- 1/2 cup confectioners (powdered or icing) sugar, sifted
- Chocolate Coating:
- 20 ounces dark chocolate chips, divided
- Peanut Butter Cups: Line 12 regular muffin cups with paper liners.
- Place the peanut butter and butter in a microwaveable bowl. Heat in the microwave until quite soft (approximately 40-60 seconds, checking every 20 seconds and stirring). Add in confectioners sugar and blend.
- Chocolate Coating: Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl, placed over a saucepan of simmering water. Alternatively you can also microwave the chocolate in 30 second intervals, stirring in between, but to avoid the risk over overheating the chocolate I recommend the stove top double boiler method I listed first.
- Spoon, or pipe, one heaping teaspoon (or small ice cream scoop) of the melted chocolate into paper cups. Tap pan gently on counter to smooth out chocolate. Spoon a teaspoon of peanut butter mixture on top and center of chocolate. Then top with another teaspoon of melted chocolate, covering the peanut butter. Tap pan gently on counter to smooth out the peanut butter cups. Refrigerate about 20 minutes or until set. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator or freeze.
- When ready to serve bring to room temperature or chilled.
Note: Use whatever type of chocolate you prefer. Jazz it up a bit using Nutella or Bischoff Spread, if desired, in place of peanut butter.