Saturday, May 15, 2010

Take A Bite Of: Homemade peanut butter cups


The Sea Salt Caramel Brownie recipe? STILL WORKING ON IT! I swear I am not being a tease. But I need it to be just right. In the interim, since you want something sinful for your mouth, I've got what you need.

Homemade peanut butter cups.

Why not make them? You love peanut butter and chocolate anyway, don't you? Here is an easy treat and oh sooooo good. This recipe makes 36 but I won't tell if you say it only makes 15 and you keep the rest for yourself. You made them after all. From my kitchen to yours, enjoy every bite.

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups  
Ingredients
  • 2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups smooth peanut butter, preferably all natural
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 pound bittersweet or semisweet chocolate
  • 36 1 3/8-inch paper candy cups

Directions

  1. Combine sugar, peanut butter, and butter in an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Beat on medium-low speed until combined. Transfer mixture to a pastry bag fitted with a 1/2-inch plain tip, and set aside.
  2. Melt chocolate in a double boiler over simmering water. Keep melted chocolate over hot water near work area. Use a small spoon or small paintbrush to coat insides of the paper candy cups with the melted chocolate, making sure to cover the bottom and sides well. Transfer cups to a rimmed baking sheet or muffin tins (which will keep the cups from sliding around). Transfer to freezer until set, about 10 minutes.
  3. Remove cold chocolate cups from the freezer. Pipe peanut-butter filling into each cup until three-quarters full. Spoon melted chocolate into each cup to cover. Return to the freezer until set, 15 to 25 minutes. Peanut-butter cups may be served right away, or kept tightly sealed in the freezer for 2 to 3 days. To serve, remove from freezer, peel off paper, and eat cold.

35 comments:

Caty said...

yum!

Bossy Betty said...

I make these for my son who became a vegan so Reece's are out for him. Mine never come out looking very good, but the boy does not mind at all!

Thanks Jenny!

Laoch of Chicago said...

Wow, I must make this now!

Erin said...

JM, you cannot be for real. You just can't.

You are one phenomenal woman, like that Maya Angelou poem. Seriously. That's you.

I am trying to get skinny, so I might make these for someone else. hahaha

Jenn@ You know... that blog? said...

Now you've done it. You made me sprain my salivary glands.

Sadist. ;)

Thanks, these look phenomenal...!

Kristina P. said...

This is what heaven must taste like.

Eva Gallant said...

Ohhh, sounds sinfully delicious!

Julie {Angry Julie Monday} said...

Yum! Yum!!! Sounds delicious.

Babes Mami said...

mmmmm...I didn't even know I could make my own!

♥Aubrey said...

Yummy! Thanks for sharing your recipe.

Herding Cats said...

Drool.

The Empress said...

I'm going to try this recipe. I tried to make someone...and the PB was way too runny.

What do you think about that?

Mommyfriend Lori said...

OK, you just spoke to my heart. I love me some peanut butter cups like little else in this world. Those look amazing, must have them!

Brian Miller said...

i want some!
i want some!

peanut butter and chocolate are made for each other!

Melissa B. said...

OK, Jenny...you're going to force me to make these, aren't you? I'ma gonna hold you accountable...just so you know!

Aging Mommy said...

Peanut butter and chocolate is the best of combinations. When Ben and Jerry stopped making Chubby Hubby ice cream I almost cried. (Was it the name that sealed it's fate I wonder?)

These look amazing, but I don't think I would have the patience to make them or the willpower to ever stop eating them if I did make them :-)

Aging Mommy said...

Peanut butter and chocolate is the best of combinations. When Ben and Jerry stopped making Chubby Hubby ice cream I almost cried. (Was it the name that sealed it's fate I wonder?)

These look amazing, but I don't think I would have the patience to make them or the willpower to ever stop eating them if I did make them :-)

Tracy said...

OMG I DIDN'T KNOW YOU COULD MAKE THOSE THINGS SO EASY!!! I am so doing this. Thank you. I think.

smArtee said...

I tried to resist checking these out but my reader was screaming at me...MMmmmm..so delish looking Thank You very much...and easy too..!

Ellen said...

Mmm, sounds SO good! And not too terribly hard to make, although I'm sure I'd find a way to mess it up!

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citymouse said...

Yes, yes, yes... I do love peanut butter and chocolate, but thank God I am being too lazy tonight to make these because I have no doubt I'd eat every last one.

Sian said...

I have got to try these! Chocolate and Peanut Butter is one of my favourite combinations. Thanks for sharing this, my waistline hates you but my tastebuds adore you!

Matty said...

Oh my, my, my. MMMMMMMMMMM

Jennifer, Inside Out Colour and Design said...

I'm going to have to try these. I remember back in the '70's having an American Exchange Student in school and she handed out Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. I thought they were fantastic. We have them distributed here in Australia now and they are not as good as I remember. Will definitely give your home-made version a go.

My name is PJ. said...

This post makes me suspicious that you are trying to kill me.....oh the triglycerides....oh the clogged arteries.....oh the yumminess..

Just Breathe said...

Thank you ~ yum!

ModernMom said...

good GRIEF these sound delish!!

*uncorked said...

Oh holy god. I want these right now. But I don't want to make them because I'll screw them up. Bring me some? Please? Peanut butter and chocolate. There's really no better food combination.

Shop Girl* said...

I need to not read your blog when I'm on a diet. Words cannot express how badly I want these RIGHT NOW. haha

Ruby’s Upcycle Designs™ said...

O.K., yum! Thanks for sharing! Definitely going to try these out!
xoxo Beth
http://www.RubysUpcycleDesigns.com

mommyof4 said...

Yummy! You can't go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate! Following from Friday Follow. Have a great week! :)

Kim said...

in the interim......check out Bella Cuccina's whole line of chocolate bars sprinkled with sea salt. OMG, fresh ginger, dark organic chocolate, sprinkled with sea salt???!!! What are they trying to do to me? I am premenstrual for goodness sake! Only available in the retail store on N. Highland, but well worth the trip!

Mighty M said...

I'm afraid to make these because I just might eat them all!

Kristin said...

It's a good thing I don't live by you...I'd be knocking down your door for the delicious yummies you come up with constantly. In a non-stalkerish way of course. HA!

Jenn@the loves of jenn said...

I'm going to try these - peanut butter is my hubby's favorite thing in the world.