Peanut butter cups are an incredibly easy treat to make at home. Don't buy ... DIY!
Peanut butter cups have always been my favorite candy. Any holiday that involves candy has me digging through the others and picking them out. As I’ve gotten older and started looking at ingredients, I’ve realized that there are way more things in my favorite candy than I would like. Making them at home means I know what goes in them – and endless possibilities for customizing with my favorite nut butter or chocolate.
March just happens to be peanut butter lover’s month, so you can probably eat a whole batch of these to celebrate!
First up, INGREDIENTS with just a few things. Three, to be exact: Chocolate, peanut butter, powdered sugar. Boom, done. You can see I’ve got a couple different chocolates there, just some milk and dark. My man and I have different tastes in the chocolate. THE POWER OF DIY PEANUT BUTTER CUPS: Everyone’s happy.
Step 1 is to melt that peanut butter in a large bowl in the microwave in 30-second bursts. Mine took a couple of those.
After it’s all melted we sift (very important) powdered sugar into the peanut butter.
Then we mix and it turns into a Play-Doh consistency. It’s like magic.
After it’s mixed together we use a teaspoon to measure out the amount each cup will have. Don't worry about having odd shapes.
Once it’s all measured out we roll each piece into a ball. This is sort of therapeutic, and they taste fabulous so you can snack on a couple. After they’re all rolled we toss them in the fridge.
Now we melt the chocolate! More 30-second bursts in the microwave, stirring after each time until you have silky smooth goodness. It took three bursts for me.
ASSEMBLY TIME. Line a mini muffin tin with candy papers, I found mine at a craft store in the candy section. Make sure your teaspoon is clean!
This recipe should give you about 20 peanut butter cups (ignore the mass of peanut butter balls in the other picture) so don’t make more than that or you’ll run out of chocolate for the topping! Place one teaspoon melted chocolate in the bottom of each liner.
Once all of them have a teaspoon of chocolate, carefully place one of the peanut butter balls on top of each one.
Now we top with two more teaspoons of melted chocolate and pop them in the fridge to harden.
If you don’t want that little bump on top, just flatten each ball before you put it in the cup (I don’t mind it).
These are so good and so easy to make you'll never need to buy store-bought peanut butter cups again!