If you know me, you know that I LOVE chocolate and peanut butter. Last year I made peanut butter balls literally every week or so (don't worry. We shared them with the Holdens). Those are great, but lots of work. I'm happy to say I found another great recipe to help my cravings/addiction.
Here is the recipe and pictures.....
Homemade Peanut Butter Cups
1 12-oz bag chocolate chips (I've done milk and dark so far)
2 Tablespoons crisco
15 Muffin Tin Liners (fits perfectly in a 13x9 pan)
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 Tablespoon MELTED butter
For Chocolate Cups -
1. Mix chips and shortening in a double boiler. (I just boil water in a pot and then put the chocolate chips in a pan and set it on top - the point is just to let the steam and heat melt it)
2. When chocolate is melted completely, coat the muffin liners on the bottom and brush up the sides. (regular spoon to scoop the chocolate into the liner and then use a rubber scraper to push it up the sides. Don't push it up very high at all, not even to half the liner.)
3. Chill 15-20 minutes
Peanut Butter Filling-
1. Mix all ingredients.
2. Roll mixture into small balls and press into chilled chocolate cups (Like little peanut butter hamburger patties.)
3. Cover the top with remaining chocolate
4. Chill 45 minutes
These are REALLY rich. I can usually only eat one at a time. That's great though because then they last longer!
Putting the chocolate in the liner
Peanut Butter patties
Covering the peanut butter with chocolate
FINISHED! (if you can see little spots on the top - that won't happen - mine just got a little wet in the rain last night after bringing them home from Bonnie and Brian's)