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Peanut Butter Cups

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Homemade peanut butter cups are amazing. They have a mix of soft peanut butter inside smooth milk chocolate. These are better than what you buy at the store.

They’re made with only four simple things.

You probably already have these in your kitchen. You can use creamy or crunchy peanut butter. Or even almond or cashew butter. To make it sweet, we use confectioners’ sugar.

And for the tasty chocolate outside, we use milk chocolate chips. But, you can also use dark or white chocolate.

Amanda Rettke from came up with this yummy recipe. It’s great for celebrations or any time you want something sweet.

Ingredients List & How To Make It (Step by Step)

To start your homemade candy, you need the key peanut butter cup ingredients. These include:

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

Next, let’s dive into the step-by-step recipe for peanut butter cups:

  1. Prepare a muffin tin with 12 liners.
  2. Use a mixer to blend peanut butter, butter, and sugar until smooth.
  3. Melt chocolate chips in the microwave, stirring every 20 seconds.
  4. Put a tablespoon of chocolate into each liner.
  5. Place a spoonful of the peanut butter mix on top.
  6. Add more chocolate over the peanut butter to cover it.
  7. Give the tin a light tap to settle the layers.
  8. Let them chill in the fridge for an hour before eating.

Follow these steps to make 12 tasty peanut butter cups. They’re great for dessert or a snack. Enjoy making them with your loved ones!

Tips & Tricks

Making perfect Peanut Butter Cups might look hard at first. But, with the right tips, you’ll get smooth peanut butter cup results every time. Start with a smooth chocolate shell. The base layer must cover the liner completely before you add the peanut butter.

When melting chocolate, don’t overheat it. Use short bursts in the microwave, stirring well each time. This keeps the chocolate smooth. Mixing semi-sweet with milk chocolate can give good results. But, if you like it darker, try dark chocolate. And for a lighter taste, pick white chocolate.

Tap the muffin tin after adding everything. This makes the cups look even and neat. When melting chocolate, a double boiler can be great. It gives you more heat control, perfect for bigger sets.

Doing a little more can improve your candy a lot. With these tips, not only will your Peanut Butter Cups taste great, but also look amazing. Your friends and family will notice the difference in your candy making skills!

Serving Suggestions

Being creative with peanut butter cup serving ideas is really important. They can make any table look great. Think of holiday platters, casual parties, or as a special part of your dessert table.

To make a good dessert table, you can set them up nicely, or add sweets that go well with them. For a special touch, try ideas from REESE’S like peanut butter cups that have pretzels in them. You can make these at home.

Here are some peanut butter cup serving ideas to consider:

  • Put them on a pretty platter with different candies for a holiday party.
  • Add them to a dessert charcuterie board full of nuts, fruits, and other sweets.
  • Make a peanut butter cup tower for a special centerpiece at your event.

They’re great for any gathering, big or small. People love these chocolate peanut butter delights!

How to Store

Keep your peanut butter cups fresh by using the right storage method. Put them in an airtight container and place in the fridge. This helps stop the chocolate from melting. It also keeps them good for 4-5 days. With this, you always have a tasty snack on hand.

If you’ve made lots or want to save some, freezing works great. Place them in a freezer-safe container in a single layer. This way, they won’t stick and will stay nice for up to a month. To eat, let them sit at room temp for 5-10 minutes. Then they’re as good as new.

These steps for keeping your candies cool and frozen will save their taste. Your homemade sweets will be just as pleasant as store brands like Perfect Snacks.Whether you eat them right away or later, keep them fresh. The right storage means you enjoy your treats fully.

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Jenny has always been passionate about cooking, and she uses her platform to share her joy of food with others. Her recipes are easy to follow, and she loves giving tips and tricks to help others create their own unique culinary creations.