This recipe was inspired from one of our guests. He asked me to have Reeses Peanut Butter Cups in the room for his girlfriend, but I thought I could do one better by making them from scratch. I succeeded! These are a must try, but I warn you, they are very difficult to stay away from.
Peanut Butter Cups – makes approx 3 dozen depending on the size paper cup you use.
1 C Creamy Peanut Butter
4 ½ tsp. butter, softened, but not melted
½ C powdered sugar
½ tsp. Salt or more depending on the type of peanut butter your using.
2 C, Semi sweet Choco chips, dark, and bittersweet
4 Hershey candy bars, coarsely chopped ( I have used milk choc chips, when I do not have bars)
In a small bowl, combine ½ C peanut butter, butter, powdered sugar and salt until smooth. Set aside.
In microwave, melt chocolate chips, candy bars and remaining peanut butter
Drop teaspoons of chocolate mixture into paper lined mini muffin cups (or larger if desired) . Top each with a scant amount of peanut butter. Top with more chocolate.
Refrigerate until set (1-2 hours)
Will keep in the refrigerator covered for 1 week before losing their flavor.