Talor Tries….Easy Peanut Butter Cups

Whenever anyone at work says:

“I’m going to the shops does anyone want a snack?”

I immediately reply PEANUT BUTTER CUPS, because they are such a deliciously moreish snack.

It was coming up to my Mum’s birthday and I wanted to make her something I knew she loved as a little surprise present and I know for a fact she loves her peanut butter cups too, so I was on a chocolate and peanut butter mission.

These were sooooo easy, ridiculously easy and delicious. The one thing I would point out is because you set them in the fridge they go rock solid, so maybe leave them out after they have set for a bit so as not to lose your teeth.

You can watch how I made them in the video below, and the recipe is underneath.

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This recipe makes 12 peanut butter cups. 

You will need: 

  • 400g Dark Chocolate 
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup icing sugar 

That is honestly all you need, and if you aren’t a big fan of dark chocolate head for the milk.

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  1. The first thing you are going to do is get paper cupcake cases and put them in a muffin tray
  2. Break up 200g of the dark chocolate in a microwaveable bowl and put in the microwave for 30 second bursts, after every 30 seconds stir the chocolate.
  3. Once the chocolate is fully melted pour it into a sandwich bag and cut off one corner so it is easier to pour into the cupcake cases
  4. Now, pour into the cases. This is messy but fun, who doesn’t like getting melted chocolate all over themselves? I know I love it.
  5. Bang the tray onto the table so all the chocolate becomes level and pop it into the fridge to set
  6. Sift the icing sugar into a bowl, I always love baking with icing sugar because I am a messy cook and a cloud of it seems to appear, but then again I feel like the messiness after cooking means you must have done something right….right? I’m still finding icing sugar in my hair…….just kidding
  7. Add the peanut butter and combine
  8. I started off with a spoon but as you can image the peanut butter was too sticky for this to work so I washed my hands and got stuck in, this makes a light brown coloured breadcrumby consistency
  9. Take your chocolate out of the fridge and use your hands and a teaspoon to put the peanut mixture on top of the chocolate, press down with the spoon so it is nice and tight and has a shiny top – put this mix in the fridge
  10. Wack the rest of your chocolate out and repeat steps 2-4
  11. Once every chocolate cup is covered bang the tray again so it becomes perfectly even on the top and pop back in the fridge
  12. I left them overnight but I reckon you could leave them for a couple of hours and they would be set fine

Now remember, leave them for a bit when you take them out of the fridge because I am not getting a bill from your dentist.

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If you make these please let me know I would love to see your pictures because it makes me so happy!

These are super delicious and so many different variations can be made, my boyfriend loves white chocolate so I am tempted to look into doing a white chocolate version…..watch this space!

Have you made peanut butter cups before? What did you do differently?

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