Break Me Off A Piece…..Or Not!
Let’s get a few things out of the way:
1. There is no sharing involved with this homemade peanut butter cup recipe. It serves 12, so don’t try to get me to “break you off a piece” when you go through your cups. Not. Gonna. Happen. Actually, who am I kidding. It’s like Halloween all over again. I’m always the first one done and pout when nobody wants to share their leftover candy stash with me. At least I own it (kinda).
2. Some folks may see calories and fat and exercise when they see this pic. I just see pure, unadulterated joy.
3. Dare we say it’s not the same without an ice cold glass of milk. Make mine with ice!
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Now on to the main event……
- 1.5 Cups Chocolate Chips
- Peanut Butter (14 Tablespoons)
- ⅔ Cup Light Brown Sugar
- Pour chocolate chips into a microwave safe bowl. Add 2 tablespoons of peanut butter and nuke in the microwave until the chocolate is melted. Start with 60 seconds and then in 15 second intervals. Don’t scotch the chocolate!
- Line a muffin tin with (12) cupcake wrappers.
- Pour 2 tsp of melted chocolate in each wrapper. Use the back of a spoon to spread the chocolate ¼ inch up the sides. No need to be perfect!
- Put the muffin tin in the refrigerator for 15-20 minutes to set.
- Mix 12 tablespoons of peanut butter with ⅔ cup brown sugar. Use more or less sugar depending on your taste.
- Once the chocolate has set add about 1.5 tablespoon of peanut butter filling to each cup. Put the muffin tin in refrigerator for about 20 minutes to set.
- To top it off, put about 1 tsp. of the remaining melted chocolate to the top of the peanut butter and spread evenly. You want it to touch the sides and seep down a bit to connect with the bottom layer of chocolate.
- Refrigerate for an hour and enjoy!
This recipe is a slight modification from the recipe we found on Have Cake Will Travel. We enjoy double the amount of brown sugar!