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.
- The first thing you are going to do is get paper cupcake cases and put them in a muffin tray
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- Bang the tray onto the table so all the chocolate becomes level and pop it into the fridge to set
- 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
- Add the peanut butter and combine
- 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
- 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
- Wack the rest of your chocolate out and repeat steps 2-4
- Once every chocolate cup is covered bang the tray again so it becomes perfectly even on the top and pop back in the fridge
- 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.
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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