Friday, July 29, 2011

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

What is your favorite candy bar?




Mine? Well, it's definitely Twix.




Mmmm butter...I love butter. It's like buttah!




Anyway, back to what I was saying. Twix is sold here in the UK, but Reese's Peanut Butter Cups are not.




Blasphemy, right?! We should start a campaign, Americans in the UK! We should have petitions to get Reese's sold here so we can indulge in that rich chocolate-peanut buttery goodness.




Or you can just make your own. Which is what I did because I'm tired of seeing Reese's all over your food blogs and not being able to put my hand through the computer A-Ha "Take On Me" style and grab it. Sigh.




Now that I know how to make them, I have a feeling I'll be gaining 30 lbs in the next month. Unless I give them to Mr. Sweets. Then he can be the one gaining and I'll be the one crying because I want a Peanut Butter Cup. 




Recipe adapted from here.

Makes 30
Ingredients:
  • 2.5 cups Milk Chocolate Chips or whatever chocolate you have in the house
  • 2.5 tablespoons Shortening
  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • 1/2 cup Peanut Butter
  • 1 cup Confectioners' (Icing) Sugar
  • 2/3 cup Graham Cracker (4 Digestive Biscuits) crumbs

♥ Combine chocolate and shortening in a microwave-safe bowl and melt in increments of 30 seconds. It me 45 seconds to melt mine!

♥ Loosen the top paper cup of mini cupcake cases but keep it in the stack for easier handling

♥ Spoon about 1 teaspoon of chocolate into the paper cup and spread the chocolate around the sides, leaving a little space at the top. I used a pastry brush for this

♥  You can place the coated paper cups into a mini cupcake tin, which is what I did, or you can put them on a plate!

♥ Refrigerate them when you are done coating all of them

♥ In a saucepan, melt the peanut butter and butter. 

♥ Once melted, take off the heat and stir in the confectioners' (icing) sugar and graham crackers (digestive biscuits)   

♥ Press about 1/2 teaspoon of the peanut butter mixture into the paper cups

♥ Spoon about 1/2 teaspoon of the melted chocolate over the tops of the paper cups and refrigerate for a few hours!  


And now you're in chocolate bliss! 


Smooches!! xoxo 

1 comment:

The Baking Gypsy said...

Oh how fantastic, Michelle! I will definitely try these soon!

xx,
Tammy