Because it’s Valentines day, (and everyone knows you need to consume chocolate on this lovely holiday) I thought I would share with you all what we are currently nibbling on.
Better than a Reese’s….
Homemade peanut butter cups! Yes, these little guys are rich, creamy, and totally satisfying. Just one, and you will happily be in sugar heaven.
I have to admit, I am a lover of Reese’s peanut butter cups. They have been my favorite candy since I was a child. And as the years have passed, I still get excited every holiday when Reese’s comes out with their holiday shaped peanut butter cups. Taylor always picks me up an egg, a pumpkin, a tree, or a heart shaped Reese’s during the holidays. They always put a smile on my face and a spring to my step after consuming one.
But this holiday season, we have passed on the Reese’s heart and decided to make our own. Okay, they aren’t in a heart shape, but they get the job done. So sweet and satisfying. And get this, you don’t even need to turn the oven on! No baking involved. Now this is my kind of dessert!
Here is what you will need for homemade peanut butter cups.
1 package semi sweet chocolate chips
3/4 cups creamy peanut butter (you could use crunchy if you would like, or almond butter)
3/4 cup powdered sugar
2 tbs melted butter
mini cupcake tins and paper liners
First melt your bag of chocolate over low heat in a small pot. Stir constantly until melted (make sure not to burn the chocolate!)
Then with a small spoon pour a little chocolate into each muffin cup. about 1 ts. Just enough to coat the bottom. Then place the chocolate lined muffin tins in the freezer for about 10-15 minutes until they have cooled and settled.
Meanwhile, combine your butter, peanut butter, and sugar. Stir. It will feel more like a dough.
Then take out your chocolate lined cups and put about 1 tsp of peanut butter in each cup.
Pour the rest of the chocolate on top of the peanut butter. Enough to seal the edges. Chill in the freezer for about 20 minutes and enjoy!