Sunday, December 19, 2010

Peanut Butter Cups

If you are a peanut butter cup lover, this recipe is for you!


December 19th.

These are much richer than store bought peanut butter cups.

The Recipe:

*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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15 comments:

Dirgesinger said...

So lovely recipe!I love Your blog:)

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Mmmmm, in my imagination I can taste their rich peanut buttery chocolatey goodness!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

May I please ask...? Monday [12/20] is the Eve of Yule, is it not? Because the Winter Solstice and Yule, are on Tuesday [12/21], yes?

And like other such events, Yule is celebrated on the Eve, is it not?

Would you please post how you celebrate both the Eve of Yule and Yule itself? Thank you so much!

I've looked on the Net but haven't found much... -sigh-

Please and thank you.

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

Looks yummy!
It´s strange really, we swedes loves peanuts but I can´t remember the stores selling especially much peanut butter?!

There are usually only one or perhaps two brands to choose from in our stores.

Have a great day now!
Christer.

Pricilla said...

Mmmmm. The hubby does not like peanut butter but I do. I will have to make these for myself.
Thank you

Ann said...

very similar to the chocolate covered peanut butter balls I usually make only these sound easier. They look delicious, chocolate and peanut butter is my favorite combination

Mina said...

Oh my goodness...how scrumptious. This one will probably get me diamonds for Christmas.

Jennifer Rose said...

i love peanut butter cups! this seem east enough to make, which is great since I have such a hard time finding the cups here in stores

Autumnforest said...

That's going to have to become one of my Xmas cookie standard recipes. I love to do something with chocolate/peanut butter since everyone loves that combo.

Beadwright said...

Ohhh yeeaaahhh this is my kind of treat.
Thanks
Nicole/Beadwright

Texan said...

oh my these look WONDERFUL...I can't eat peanut butter, I buy Almond butter... I would use that it should work too huh? I think I will make these to take to Christmas dinner!

TMCPhoto said...

yet another recipe of yumminess that I'll be putting on next year list

Adsila said...

So easy and delish. I am making these for sure!

dosfishes said...

Oh, oh, oh, these are too good to be true! I have someone who will adore these. Thanks. xox Corrine

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Oh my...LOVE peanut butter cups. Thank you SO much for posting this - I will definitely try it! Theresa