Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Homemade peanut butter cups

My mom, sister and I got together last weekend to make an old childhood favorite, chocolate peanut butter cups.  When my sister, brothers and I were little my mom would always draw a heart in a newly opened jar of peanut butter.  Because she always did this, growing up I believe peanut butter came with a heart drawn in it's smooth top.  My mom is really awesome, she has a way of making everyday things like opening a jar of peanut butter special. 

Chocolate peanut butter cups

Ingredients

1 package chocolate almond bark
1 stick of unsalted butter, at room temperature
 2 2/3 cups confectioner's sugar
1 1/2 cups peanut butter

Preparation

In a bowl, combine the peanut butter and butter.  Gradually add in the confectioner's sugar and stir to fully incorporate.

Melt the entire package of chocolate almond bark over a double boiler, over low heat, stirring frequently.  

Line mini muffin cups on a baking sheet or in a mini muffin tin.  Drop melted chocolate into the bottom of the muffin cup to cover the bottom.  Add a teaspoon of peanut butter mixture (rolled into a ball then flattened a bit) into the cup and cover with chocolate. 

Refrigerate for at least an hour.

These are easy, fast and way more delicious than the store-bought version. They would be a perfect edible gift, just wrap a few in a cellophane bag and tie with a label and ribbon.

9 comments:

  1. Yum these are so good! Drew brought some to work and everybody loved them!

    Katie

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  2. OMG are you serious! Those look UHmazing, yum yum yum!!!!!! Those would make such a great little gift to, hmmmm : )

    Paula

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  3. I didn't realize how easy these were! I think we're on the same wave length because we're making (or talking about making) the same things! Love it.

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  4. These look so good - peanut butter cups are my absolute favorite! I will definitely try these, probably this weekend. Thanks for the recipe!

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  5. Yummy! No other words needed!

    Libby

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  6. I have always made these into little balls. But I love this idea so much more! Thanks for sharing!
    Also- your Mom sounds like a great woman!
    Have a pretty day!
    Kristin

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  7. Definitely making these - thanks so much! xxoo :)

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  8. i tried these out and they turned out great! so yummy! i also made some white chocolate ones. thanks for the recipe :)

    koreeunveiled.blogspot.com

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  9. Wow these are so easy to make! I thought they would be more complicated. Boy was I wrong! Thank you so much! :)

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