Chocolate + Peanut Butter…

What sweet treat combines two of the most awesome flavors together?

Here’s a hint…

Did you guess?

If you guessed peanut butter cups, then you would be correct =]

Loveee Reese’s peanut butter cups… or maybe I just loveee the combination of peanut butter + chocolate in general… Both.

These treats require a bit of time, but well worth it in the end. If you’ve got some muffin liners, chocolate chips, peanut butter, and a little icing sugar, I’d say you’re set to make these homemade peanut butter cups.

  • 1/2 (11.5 ounce) package milk chocolate chips, divided
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar

Using mini cupcake liners, I was able to make a dozen cups with this recipe.

1)  Place 1/2 chocolate chips in a microwave safe container. Microwave for 1 minute, stirring after each minute. Spoon melted chocolate into muffin cups, filling halfway. With a spoon, draw the chocolate up the sides of the cups until evenly coated. Cool in the freezer until firm.

2)  In a small bowl, mix together peanut butter and confectioners’ sugar. Divide into the chocolate cups.

I was having some issues spooning the peanut butter mixture into the chocolate cups… mainly that it was just too messy. After struggling to neatly scoop the filling, I had a ‘light bulb’ moment to pipe the filling into the cup! Much easier (and tidier too!)

Notice the first 4 weird ones on the left…

3)  Melt the remaining chocolate, and spoon over peanut butter. Spread chocolate to edges of cups.

And voila! Homemade peanut butter cups… a perfect Valentine’s Day treat idea for the chocolate + peanut lover in your life.

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone =]

Side note: Had a very nice surprise earlier, while I was still editing this post. C just so happened to be in the neighborhood and dropped these off  =]

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Amanda says:

    Ooh me likey. Seems time consuming. But these look great. I probs would do white chocolate though hehehe

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    1. Janine says:

      Thx. Oooo white chocolate + peanut butter?

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      1. Amanda says:

        Yah white chocolate and peanut butter is good too. Or to make it easier you could make a tiger butter cup. Which is the whole cup mixed of chocolate and peanut butter instead of chocolate covered peanut butter

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      2. Janine says:

        Tiger cup? Never heard of that before, sounds cool (and prob less work!)

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