Homemade Peanut Butter Cups Recipe
 
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: Dessert
Serves: 12-18 or 48 mini's
Ingredients
  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 4 TBSP salted butter, softened
  • ¾ cup - 1 cup powdered sugar (adjust to your preferred level of sweetness)
  • 32 oz chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Line muffin pan with cupcake liners
  2. Melt chocolate in a double boiler, stirring until smooth
  3. Using a cookie scoop, fill it ½ to ¾ full (depending on the size of your muffin tin) of melted chocolate and dollop into the cupcake liners.
  4. Whack it against the counter a bit to level out.
  5. Freeze chocolate for 10-12 minutes.
  6. Whip softened butter into peanut butter and gradually add powdered sugar. Start with ¾ cup and increase from there. I think 1 cup is ideal, but if you prefer your candy to be super sweet, feel free to increase in ⅛ cup increments from there. If you get it too sweet, just add a tad more peanut butter.
  7. Using your cookie scoop, fill it ½ way with peanut butter mixture and drop onto the frozen chocolate layer. Use the back side of the scoop to help level out and whack against the counter to smooth as best you can.
  8. Freeze again for 10-12 minutes.
  9. Remove from freezer and top with remaining melted chocolate, again using your cookie scoop.
  10. Freeze another 10 minutes then they're ready!
Notes
You can customize this to use your favorite kind of chocolate and adjust the sweetness of the peanut butter mixture to call it your own! This recipe makes 12-18 standard cupcake sized cups, 48 mini's or 12 standard + 24 mini's.
Recipe by Firefly Tales at https://fireflytales.net/blog/11/2012/homemade-peanut-butter-cups-recipe/