#59) Peanut Butter Cups
On my way back to campus for the summer I have stopped in with my family for a week or so.... and this means I have been put back on "real" baking duty. My family, especially my brother, loves sweets!!! In my brother's case - if it is chocolate and peanut butter it is as good as gold.... So for my first family treat I made homemade peanut butter cups. These treats are so much better than the ones you buy in the store! I find the store ones have a filling that is way toooooooo dry so I make my own nice and creamy! Other than that chocolate on the outside these actually fit nicely into my new eating rules so i left a few uncovered LOL. When I made these suckers I only had a dozen muffin liners on hand, so once they were filled I added some rice crispies to the peanut butter mixture and melted some extra chocolate - voila! peanut butter balls... Needless to say my brother was a very happy boy this day :)
1 1/2 cups chopped chocolate (I used milk chocolate)
1 cup + 4 tbsp peanut butter, divided
1/2 cup icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla
pinch of salt
-Melt chocolate in double boiler. Add 4 tbsp peanut butter. Let cool slightly.
-Add a tsp of melted chocolate to the bottom of each muffin liner. Let harden in fridge.
-Shape peanut butter mixture into patties and place on top of hardened chocolate. Cover entirely in additionally melted chocolate. Let harden in fridge.
*These are best stored in the fridge... they get too soft otherwise.