Seriously…these are REALLY good! I made them for Craig’s B-day and he likes them too. =) I haven’t made much candy, but this is something that wasn’t very hard and I would be glad to do again!
Homemade Peanut Butter Cups
1 cup peanut butter, divided
4 1/2 tsp. butter, softened
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups (12 oz.) semisweet chocolate chips
4 milk chocolate candy bars (1.55 oz. each), coarsely chopped
Colored sprinkles, optional
In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup peanut butter, confectioners’ sugar and salt until smooth; set aside.
In a small microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips, candy bars, and remaining peanut butter; stir until smooth.
Drop teaspoonfuls of chocolate mixture into paper-lined miniature muffins cups. Top each with a scant teaspoonful of peanut butter mixture; top with another teaspoonful of chocolate mixture. Decorate with sprinkles if desired.
Refrigerate until set. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 3 dozen
Baker’s note: I used natural peanut butter, which is fairly thick, so I added a little more butter. Because of that, I think it’s safer to store them in the refrigerator.
The peanut butter filling. How delish-looking is that? Well, not very, but it is really good!
Yeah, I did it on the stove…it worked well. This part smelled really good!
The strange-looking process of making peanut butter cups…It took a little more than teaspoonfuls to make these and make 3 dozen. Whatever works. =)
I topped some of them with sprinkles, some with some kind of little heart-sprinkles we had, and chopped peanut butter chips. The ones with the peanut butter chips look the neatest, I think. I did some of them plain, just so they didn’t look too junky. Laura kindly let me bisect hers to get this picture. Thanks, Lou!
The finished product in a tin.
These were totally worth making, and I hope that if you decide to make them you will enjoy them as much as we have!