Peanut Butter Cups

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Please excuse the lack of timely posts!  I’ve been moving into a new place.

I am currently enjoying a snow day here in the South and thought I would take a break from unpacking to talk about how easy it is to make your own peanut butter cups!

I have been making pb cups for the Holidays for the past two years, however, you don’t need a holiday to enjoy these babies.

First, you will want to line a mini muffin pan with baking cups.  Then, melt a bag of chips over a double broiler, stirring until fully melted.

Spoon the chocolate into the cups.  You will want to use just enough to cover the bottom and you will have to nudge the chocolate where you want it to go.

Be sure to use the smallest spoon you have (so they will be prettier than mine) to keep the excess chocolate off the sides.

Next, carefully place a ball of peanut butter in the center of each cup.  Make sure you keep it in the center away from the edges so that the peanut butter can be sealed in.  I use two knives to do this part.

Now, you can top them off with the rest of the melted chocolate.  Again, nudging the chocolate in place is required!

Cover the pan with saran wrap and let them set overnight at room temperature.

A few notes:  One 11.5 ounce bag of chips will make 24 cups.  You can also melt the chips in the microwave (one minute, then stir, repeat) but I do not recommend this.  I also used to put them in the fridge to make them set up quicker.  I do not recommend that either.  The chocolate will get discolored and I hear that extreme temp changes can cause chocolate to do that.

The overnight wait will absolutely be worth it.  They will be fresh and creamy and will stick to the top of mouth!  There is no good reason to buy Reese’s anymore!  I’m tellin’ you!

I’m off to eat a peanut butter and blackberry sandwich….gotta love that PB (and snow days)!

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