Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

23 Nov

Wanna wow your relatives at Thanksgiving this year?  Make them some homemade peanut butter cups to take home!

These are SO good….and so simple to make.  They look impressive but don’t take much time.  Perfect for that last minute holiday treat!

4 cups of chocolate chips
1 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Melt your chocolate chips, either in the microwave or in a double boiler.  Make sure the chocolate is completely melted and smooth, but be careful not to burn it!

Line a muffin tin with muffin liners.  Put a small spoonful of chocolate in the middle of each liner, than swirl it around so it completely coats the sides of the liner.   This is how you make the chocolate shell.  Once each liner is done, place the entire tin in the fridge to set for 20-30 minutes.

In the meantime, work on the next step- peanut butter!  In a medium sized bowl,  combine the peanut butter and powdered sugar until smooth.  Then mix in the vanilla extract.

Take your muffin tin out of the fridge.  Fill each chocolate cup about halfway full with the peanut butter mixture.   Push the mixture down so it lies flat, then top off with a spoonful of your melted chocolate (you may have to reheat it if it’s hardened).  Spread the chocolate around so it seals off the edges and no peanut butter is visible. 

That’s it!  Once you’re done, just pop those bad boys back in the fridge to set.  And prepare your taste buds for a smooth delicious blend of chocolate and peanut butter.  These cups are SO good!


5 Responses to “Homemade Peanut Butter Cups”

  1. frugalfeeding November 23, 2011 at 12:50 pm #

    This is a great idea! I’m making chocolates for everyone this Christmas, so perhaps I shall add these to the roster.

    • zoltartoldme November 23, 2011 at 12:52 pm #

      You should try it! I think you could customize them too- maybe do some white chocolate ones, or an oreo filling instead of peanut butter. The sky’s the limit and they are so simple!

  2. Montonsoup November 25, 2011 at 6:48 pm #

    Who is the owner of those beautiful hands? Ps I expect us to make these for christmas!

  3. mr. obbs November 29, 2011 at 12:42 pm #

    That hitchhiker-thumb is all mine!

  4. Stacey December 3, 2011 at 1:43 pm #

    Wow. Those look tasty!

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