Wednesday, April 17, 2013

peanut butter cups

peanut-butter-cups

These peanut butter cups are really simple to make. They have an almost-crunchy peanut butter layer, topped with milk chocolate and sea salt.

Ingredients:
1/4 cup butter
3/4 cup peanut butter
3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup milk chocolate chips
1/4 cup milk
sea salt

Directions:
Line a mini muffin tin with mini cupcake liners. (It’s possible to use a regular muffin tin, but you’ll have large peanut butter cups.)
Melt the butter and peanut butter together in the microwave until the consistency is smooth and creamy. Mix in the graham cracker crumbs and sugar. Evenly distribute the mixture among  the muffin cups. (I used a tablespoon measuring spoon to do this.)

Put them in the refrigerator for 15 to 20 minutes to set the layer. After they have chilled, melt the chocolate and milk in a double boiler. You can use a microwave instead, but be careful not to overcook or burn the chocolate.

(Thanks to my mother-in-law for my awesome new Pampered Chef double boiler!)

When the chocolate is melted and smooth, spoon it evenly over the peanut butter layer. (I used a teaspoon measuring spoon.) Sprinkle a little bit of sea salt on top of each. Put the muffin tin back in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. Store covered in the refrigerator.

After I took it out of the wrapper:

My chocolate never completely hardened, it just became a thick almost-frosting. Although I’m used to a peanut butter cup being solid chocolate all the way around, these are easy to make, and very decadent!

13 comments:

  1. These look super yummy! My husband would love them :) Thanks for the recipe!

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  2. I love that you put sea salt on them! I LOVE sea salt and chocolate!

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  3. oh yum! when i get home i'm doing a whole weekend of baking! i'll be making these and a great fudge recipe i found on 'a cup of jo' today! it looks so yummy!

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  4. i can't bake... not even a little bit... but your blog makes me want to go out buy a cute apron, and start baking! YUM!

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  5. My mouth is literally watering! I will totally leave work right now to just go home and make these!! Haha

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  6. Yum!! These look good. I wonder what you can use instead of PB? My son is allergic. So we don't keep it in the house anymore. :(

    Amy

    Fashion and Beauty Finds

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  7. oh my gosh!! I NEED TO TRY THESE! Rachel these look amazing

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  8. Mmmmmm my husband would LOVE THESE!!!

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  9. I tried to reply to my original comment but it wouldn't let me for some reason. My in-laws were eating a pb sandwich and they said he looked interested so she tore off a tiny piece (with the smallest amount of pb on it) and he put it in his mouth and then spit it out. He never even swallowed it but his whole face puffed up, turned red, and he had a rash over his whole body. He was 3 when that happened. So we don't have any pb or nuts in the house just to be safe.

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  10. Looks delicious.

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  11. Oh my, so good! I need to try to make these. Yum!!
    xoxo, Haylee
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