These are one of those recipes that are so easy, but taste so amazing that people will find it hard to believe that you barely spent 15 minutes doing it.
I used to make these at Christmas a few years ago. My mom is a huge peanut butter lover so every time I make them I think of her.
There’s a good chance you already have the ingredients in your cupboard. Somewhere in this house is a peanut butter cup chocolate mold but I can’t find it, so all you need is good mini muffin/cupcake liners. I say good because I use a parchment paper style and they never stick. I find some liners end up sticking to things, or don’t come off as easily.
The foil squares I got at Bulk Barn ages ago and had a few left over. They make for excellent gifts. Freeze them and serve as needed!
Peanut Butter Cups
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 tsp butter
1/2 cup icing sugar
2 cups chocolate chips (your choice – semi sweet or milk, or, in my case I did half and half)
1 tbsp butter
In the microwave, heat the tsp of butter and all the peanut butter for about 45 seconds. Stir well.
Add icing sugar and set aside (use a mixer or spatula to blend well. It will be thick, almost like a dough).
Using a double boiler (or use a pot with water boiler and a stainless, heat safe bowl set over top), melt the remaining butter and all the chocolate.
Using a mini muffin tin, line each spot with a mini muffin liner. Don’t have minis? Make bigger treats with regular muffin tins.
Add less than a teaspoon of melted chocolate to the bottom of each liner.
Using a spoon, move the chocolate to cover the bottom of the liner and up the sides a bit. Freeze for 5 minutes to firm up the bottoms.
Add a small scoop of peanut butter filling on top of the chocolate bottom. It doesn’t have to be perfect!
Cover each of the drops of peanut butter with scoops of remaining chocolate. Use a spoon to help coat each PB drop and even is out. Gently shake the pan a bit for the chocolate to level.
Put in the freezer to quickly harden, this won’t take too long.
Wrap individually or put them in a container and enjoy!