These are much richer than store bought peanut butter cups.
*4 T. dark brown sugar
*2 2/3 C. confectioners sugar
*1/2 C. butter plus 1 T. for melting the chocolate
*1 1/2 C. creamy peanut butter
*16 ounce package of chocolate chips
M the brown sugar, powdered sugar, butter and peanut butter until it is smooth. Press walnut sized balls of this mixture into mini muffin pans.
Melt the chocolate with the 1 tablespoon of butter over low heat. When melted,spread the chocolate over the peanut butter cups to the edges. Place the pans in the refrigerator until the cups harden. Remove and pop the cups out of the pans.
I use vanilla bean paste in most of my cookie and candy recipes.
This is what the peanut butter mixture looks like when it is ready.
These are really good Christmas treats and so very easy to make.
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