peanut butter rampage

I’ve been on a bit of a peanut butter rampage lately. I cannot get enough of it.

While on my peanut butter frenzy, I had the urge to make homemade jumbo peanut butter cups. Like Reece’s, but so.much.better. They can’t even compare. And what’s so great is, for you chocolate lovers like me, you can put as MUCH chocolate as you want into these peanut butter cups. I prefer a tiny thin layer of peanut butter in my enormous mound of Ghirardelli’s dark chocolate. And when I’m in the kitchen, I am in charge.

These homemade peanut butter cups are surprisingly easy. Here’s how you make them:

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

Makes about 15 jumbo cups

– 2 cups of smooth peanut butter
– 1 cup of powdered sugar
– 3 teaspoons of vanilla
– 3 12-ounce bags of chocolate chips (semisweet or milk)
– 15 muffin liners

1. Mix peanut butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla until smooth. Set aside.

2. Double boil the three bags of chocolate chips over low heat. For those of you who don’t know about double boiling – the greatest invention for melting chocolate in the world – place chocolate chips in a saucepan, and place this saucepan in a larger saucepan filled with water. This prevents the chocolate from burning.

3. Line a cupcake tray with muffin liners.

4. Once melted, drop one large spoonful of chocolate into each muffin liner. Using a spoon, coat the sides of the muffin liner with chocolate. It won’t look very pretty initially…

5. Drop one spoonful of peanut butter mixture into each chocolate-filled muffin liner. This is the ugliest stage of the process… I promise it looks pretty eventually.

6. Scoop melted chocolate on peanut butter to cover completely.

7. Refrigerate for 20 minutes until firm.

For a cute packaging idea, you can put the peanut butter cups in small plastic bags and tie with a ribbon.

5 Responses to peanut butter rampage

  1. Lindsay says:

    Ohh I love peanut butter too! Straight outta the jar with a spoon 😉 This recipe looks delicious! I know my husband would think I was pretty much the best thing ever if I made these.

    Delighted Momma

  2. Robyn | Add a Pinch says:

    These look fabulous!!!

  3. Nicole says:

    YUM!!! I am adding these to my holiday baking list!

  4. liz says:

    Kill me now! I want to die and go to heaven so I can eat these things all day long! Looks heavenly!

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