Thank you, lovely friends, for being patient with my lack of posts as of late. Unfortunately, homework comes before blogging on the priority list. But perhaps a new peanut butter recipe will make up for it? 🙂
I first found inspiration for this creation on both Iowa Girl Eats and My Little Celebration. So yum! But naturally, I HAD to deviate slightly from their delightful recipes and personalize a bit. And thus was born my version of homemade Peanut Butter Cups.
Don’t ya just want one?!
Well, you’re in luck, because these little babies are a piece o’ cake to throw together.
First, lightly grease, then fill a mini muffin pan with chocolate chips in each indent.
Then, toss the chocolate in the oven for about 5 minutes, to achieve optimum melty-ness. Smoosh the chocolate down with the back of a spoon to create the base.
While the chocolate melts, mix up some peanut butter, butter, powdered sugar and vanilla.
Top each chocolate base with the peanut butter mixture and let chill. Sadly, overnight seems to be ideal.
But after all that waiting….you get these!!!
Homemade Peanut Butter Cups
Adapted from Iowa Girl Eats and My Little Celebration (links above)
1 1/4 cups smooth peanut butter
1/4 butter or margarine, room temp
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp (generous) vanilla extract
~ 1 1/2 – 1 3/4 cups chocolate chips (milk, semi-sweet, etc)
1. Preheat oven to 350*; grease mini muffin cups with nonstick spray and place scant tablespoons of chocolate chips into each indent. Melt in the oven for 5 minutes, then, with the back of a spoon, smoosh the chocolate to form the base. Let cool briefly.
2. Cream together the peanut butter and butter until smooth. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla, mixing until combined.
3. Drop heaping tablespoons of the PB mixture on each chocolate base. Smooth with the back of a spoon, and refrigerate until well set (overnight seemed to work quite well). Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Couldn’t be easier, folks!
I hope to post a little more often in the weeks to come, but we’ll just see how that homework stuff goes. Ahhhh the life of a college student 🙂