Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

I'm not really much of a dessert girl, preferring savory over sweet. At the same time, I cannot resist the urge to create decadent treats to tempt my family and friends. My specific target this time around was my dad, who recently paid me a visit. These turned out to be much richer than the peanut butter chocolate cake that I made for him on Father's Day last year.

I strongly suggest you cut these luscious cups in half before consuming or serving to unsuspecting guests. The combination of crunchy peanut butter and three kinds of chocolate is best consumed in moderation to be fully appreciated.

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups


Homemade Peanut Butter CupsHomemade Peanut Butter Cups
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Published on May 5, 2008

Easy-to-make rich decadent homemade chocolate peanut butter cups

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Ingredients:
  • 1 generous cup natural crunchy peanut butter, divided
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup of confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 3/4 cup (4 1/2 oz or 125 g) milk chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup (4 1/2 oz or 125 g) dark chocolate chips
  • 5 1/2 oz (150 g) bar of dark chocolate
Instructions:
  • Line 12 regular muffin tins with paper muffin cups.

  • In a small bowl, cream 1/2 of the peanut butter with the butter, sugar and salt until smooth. Set aside.

  • Melt the chocolate and remaining peanut butter n a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan over low heat, stirring until smooth.

  • Drop a generous tablespoon of the melted chocolate mixture into the muffin cups. Divide the peanut butter mixture evenly over the chocolate. Top evenly with remaining chocolate mixture. Chill until set.

Makes 12 extremely decadent peanut butter cups
Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

18 comments:

Ricki said...

Love the addition of the caramel bar here--definitely does sound very rich and decadent! (And I know I'd have to give some away, too, or I'd eat them all myself!)

Phronk said...

Oh my god those look good. Like print this out and immediately go shopping good.

I doubt I could possibly consume in moderation, but I really am a desert boy.

Kalai said...

What a decadent, delicious treat, Lisa! :)

Susan said...

Would that I did not have a sweet tooth! I've a hunk of Callebaut that's been hanging around for ages. You are giving me ideas, Lisa. These beat Reese's by a mile!

Neen said...

Oh wow. This just stopped me in my tracks. True decadence. That's outrageous. Oh wow. I want one.

Holler said...

These look rich and sumptous! I bet your dad loved them!

vegeyum said...

Oh oh oh toooooooooo decadent. Far far tooooooo decadent. Must go shopping at once.

Lisa said...

Consume with caution folks. Do cut these in half or make in mini muffins cups instead.

rhid said...

So different but similar to the ones I made a while ago. They look yummy! Though utterly rich!

Johanna said...

I'm never sure if I like chocolate peanut butter cups or not but this photo makes me thing I am most definitely a fan - a most impressive sweet treat!

LisaRene said...

What is it about peanut butter and chocolate that most people love - especially women. You even improved on the combination by including caramel!

Mansi Desai said...

this looks decadent Lisa! loved these beauties:)

Pixie said...

Lisa, I feel as though I'm entering a world of peanut butter heaven! Of course, all i've yet to try are reeses- I can only imagine for now; how deliciously sinful your peanut butter cups are. ;)

Kevin said...

Those look so good! Peanut butter and chocolate...mmm...

kittie said...

Oh... these look sooooo good! I love reese cups - except the chocolate that's on them... this has to be tried!

Hallie Fae said...

Wow I need to try these they look amazing.

chow vegan said...

I've been so good lately about not eating candy. Now I can't stop drooling over these peanut butter cups. It looks so yummy! :-)

Suganya said...

I've had this at Nestle Toll House. Quite a treat.