Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Food Love: DIY Peanut Butter Cups!

Hello Sunshines!

Last week, I was inspired to make home-made peanut butter cups. I remember my mom making them when I was little, and it's been 6 months since I have had Reeces! So I made some peanut butter cups, and some with marshmallow fluff in the middle. They were a huge hit around the house, and I had to make a second ( and larger!) batch just a few days after the first. I want to share the recipie with you. They are sooooo delicious!

What You'll Need:
4 cups of chocolate. You can use chocolate chips, or regular candy bar chocolate. Whatever if your favorite!
Cupcake/ Muffin Liners

Peanut Butter Filling:
1 cup of Peanut Butter
1/2 cup of powdered sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract. Vanilla is optional. I couldn't find vanilla extract here, but made the filling with the peanut butter and powdered sugar, and it was still delicous.

* As an alternative to peanut butter, you can use 1 cup of marshmallow fluff to fill them if you have an allergy or just prefer marshmallows.

1. Melt half of the chocolate using the double-boiler method. Although you don't have to use this method, I highly reccomend it. Whichever method you choose, be careful not to burn your chocolate!

2. Spoon 1 and 1/2 teaspoons of melted chocolate into the cupcake liners. Using the spoon, coat the sides of the muffin liners evenly. This will ensure that the filling is in the middle of the chocolate, and surrounded completely.

3. Put your filled cupcake liners in the refridgerator for 30 minutes, or until the chocolate is completely hardened. While the chocolate is hardening, you can melt the rest of your chocolate, and make your peanut butter filling. To make the filling, put your peanut butter in a bowl, and slowly mix in the powdered sugar. Mix until everything is well- combined.

4. Once the chocolate is completely solid, Put 2 teaspoons of peanut butter/marshmallow filling in the center of the cup.

5. When you have filled all of the cups, put 1-2 teaspoons of melted chocolate over the filling. The amount may vary, depending on how much filling you used, etc. Make sure the filling is completely coated.

6. Place peanut butter cups in the fridge for another 30-40 minutes to harden.

7. Enjoy!

This recipie makes about 12 peanut butter cups. A bonus: add 1 tsp. peanut butter filling +1 tsp. marshmallow fluff for Fluffernutter cups!

I hope you all enjoy this, and give these a try! What have you been making lately?
X's and O's,

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