Thursday, April 14, 2011

Beth’s Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

I was clicking through my reader one night and what to my wandering eyes did appear but the words : “How To Make An Emergency Reeses Cup”. I was a Girl Scout and believe in always being prepared, and one should always be prepared in the event of a chocolate peanut butter emergency!

Beth. from Home Stories A2Z had a tutorial on how to make these and not only did they look delish, they looked fast and easy and really fit the description of something you could make when that craving hits you.
You know it does. You know sometimes you sit there and think “I need a peanut butter cup”. I made them that very night! Now here’s the problem. Mr. Chocolate liked them. A LOT. And the “in case of emergency, make one” thing wasn’t going to work. So her tute is for making these one at a time but in the  casa de Chocolate  aka my house, mass production was in order! The ingredients remain the same and they are SIMPLE. Peanut butter, choc chips, cupcake liners.
Chocolate Chips Peanut Butter
While she melted her chocolate chips right in the cupcake liner, since I was making multiples, I melted mine in a bigger bowl. Zapped for 30 second intervals for a total of about a minute and a half. For scientific reasons I don’t understand and past experience, don’t just set for 1:30 because it mucks up your chocolate. Stir into creamy melted goodness:
Melted Chocolate
Spoon your chocolate into cupcake liners. I used a teaspoon and plopped a good dollop…enough to coat the bottom. Follow this with about the same size dollop of peanut butter.
Chocolate in Cupcake LinersPeanut Butter Layer
Cover the  peanut butter with another spoonful of chocolate and use the back of the spoon to smooth over. You can either refrigerate for about 20 min or freeze for 5 or ten. It all depends on the state of emergency!
Peanut Butter Cup
Peanut Butter Cup Side
Most importantly, DO NOT advertise how easy these are to make or husbands and children will throw those words back at you! Make husband and son write thank you note to Beth!


Christie describeHappy said...

Oh yum!! Thank you for the introduction to these tasty looking pb cups!! You've made my day -- seriously!!

Kristen said...

YUM! I have silicone cupcake liners that will work perfect for this!

Katie P said...

Ohh this is DANGEROUS how easy this looks!!

Netty said...

oooh oooh.....yum yum x

Anonymous said...

LOVE PB Cups...thanks for sharing! I'm going to feature you this Sunday...please stop by, check it out and grab a button :)


Beth said...

Thanks for the shout out and I'm so glad you enjoyed them :)!

1CardCreator said...

Yum, thanks for sharing. I think I feel an emergency coming on right now!

Christine said...

Yeah..this is definitely going to be a problem for me ;)! Thanks a million...:D

Natalia Lynn said...

Yes Please!!!

Unknown said...

oh gosh Carol. this is criminal. you realize i must make now. what? it's only 11:08 pm. perfect time i'd say!

Kelly, Carrie, Kylie and Zachary said...

These look so yummy!

Unknown said...

ıt's really easy....I'll try sooner and I won't tell ıt's easy,pretend to be tired and spend so much time the way I have new blog to follow (*v*)