Wed. Jan 27th, 2021

How to make your own peanut butter cups

You won’t be able to stop eating these delicious peanut butter and chocolate treats.

how to make your own peanut butter cups - How to make your own peanut butter cups

Do you love Reese’s peanut butter cups but can’t quite bring yourself to pay the price at the local supermarkets for just three little treats in a pack? Now you can make your own at home using only three ingredients and they taste just as good, if not better!

I am always trying to replicate my favourite treats at home. Not only can you save money this way but also to control the quality of ingredients. The reason I chose to make these is simple – I love peanut butter and combined with chocolate, it is just the best. You can use any chocolate of your choice, even white chocolate.

If you don’t have cupcake liners on hand, you can use a silicon muffin tray. Or even just roll the peanut butter mixture into balls and dip into the chocolate.

Peanut Butter Cups

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Recipe by Jessica AlbertsCourse: Dessert, SnacksCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy

Prep time

10

minutes

Cooking time

5

minutes

Servings

6

Total time

15

minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons icing sugar, sifted

  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence

  • 90 grams chocolate of your choice, melted (1 slab)

Method

  • Prepare a muffin tray with cupcake liners.
  • Stir peanut butter, vanilla essence and powdered sugar together until smooth.

  • Melt chocolate in the microwave at 30 second intervals
  • Spread one tablespoon of chocolate in the bottom of each cupcake liner, and swirl around to cover the sides.
  • Put the tray in fridge/freezer to allow the chocolate to set.
  • Once the chocolate has set, spread a spoon of the peanut butter mixture on top of the chocolate.
  • Return to the fridge for another 15 minutes for the peanut butter mixture to set.
  • Drizzle the top with the rest of the melted chocolate and smooth with a spoon.
    Refrigerate the until chocolate has hardened.

  • Remove peanut butter cups from the liners and enjoy!

Notes

  • You can double the recipe to make 12 portions.

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