Heavenly Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

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Elevating the classic store-bought treat, this recipe boasts a simple lineup of 4 ingredients, likely already gracing your kitchen!

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Heavenly Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

As a chocolate and peanut butter aficionado, crafting my own treats with this beloved flavor duo brings unparalleled satisfaction. The added perk? No preservatives, just pure, homemade goodness. Elevate your holiday celebrations with these delightful finger-food options for Christmas parties or include them as a tempting element in your Christmas dessert charcuterie board.

Ingredients & Substitutions

Peanut Butter:

Embrace the velvety goodness of creamy peanut butter or venture into delightful variations with crunchy peanut butter. For a unique twist, explore almond or cashew butter as delectable alternatives.

Sugar:

Infuse sweetness into the filling with confectioners’ sugar (also known as icing sugar or powdered sugar).

Chocolate:

Immerse your peanut butter cups in a coat of milk chocolate chips.

Heavenly Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

Can I Use a Different Kind of Chocolate?

Absolutely! Tailor the chocolatey experience to your liking. Experiment with all milk chocolate, a mix of semi-sweet and milk chocolate, or dive into the richness of dark chocolate. For an ethereal touch, white chocolate is also a tempting option.

How to Store

Safeguard the perfection of your Homemade Peanut Butter Cups by storing them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. This ensures the chocolate retains its form. Revel in these delightful treats within 4-5 days.

Can I Freeze Homemade Peanut Butter Cups?

Certainly! Anticipate holiday cravings by freezing your peanut butter cups until the perfect moment. Simply place them in a freezer-safe container for up to a month. When the craving strikes, let them thaw at room temperature for 5-10 minutes before savoring.

Heavenly Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

Ingredients

  • ½ cup (129 g) creamy peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • ¼ cup (31 g) confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 cups (364 g) milk chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Line a standard 12-cup muffin tin with liners. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine peanut butter, butter, and confectioners’ sugar using a hand mixer on low. Set aside.
  3. Place chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat in 20-second increments, stirring after every 20 seconds, until melted and creamy (approximately 1-2 minutes total).
  4. Add about 1 tablespoon of melted chocolate to the bottom of each muffin tin, fully coating the liner’s bottom. Top with 2 heaping teaspoons of the peanut butter mixture in the center. Finish with about 1 tablespoon of chocolate on top of each cup. Gently tap the muffin tin onto the counter to settle and smooth out the chocolate.
  5. Chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour or until set before serving.

Heavenly Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

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