Peanut butter cups are best known for their Reese's Pieces incarnation, but if you've got a slight obsession then they're really easy to make at home. Using one bag of chocolate melts you can make about 30 small peanut butter cups, and they can be used as decoration for various cakes and desserts, or just enjoyed on their own.
If you wanted a slightly healthier version you could skip the sugar (or use less), and use dark chocolate instead. It won't quite have the same texture of flavour, but it's still got that same delicious peanut butter and chocolate combination.
Preparation Time: 10
Makes: 30 servings
Ingredients 1/2 cup Peanut Butter
1/2 cup Icing Sugar or Icing Mixture
Combine equal parts of peanut butter and sifted icing sugar. Mix together either by hand or with an electronic beater. The mixture should be smooth, but a little bit crumbly. You can adjust with more icing sugar or more peanut butter to suit your tastes.
Place chocolate melts in a microwave safe bowl or container. Place in microwave for 30 seconds, then in 20 second intervals until melted.
Take a chocolate cup mould, like this Wilton mould, and place a small dollop of chocolate at the base of each mould.
Use a paint brush (one that's never been used for craft) to spread the chocolate around the mould. Make sure there are no gaps.
Leave once you have covered all the individual moulds (with the Wilton mould you can do 11 at a time) let them set slightly.
Take a small amount of peanut butter mixture, and roll it into a rough ball shape in your hand.
Place the ball in one of the moulds, and press down.
Once they're all filled, take another dollop of chocolate and use the paintbrush to smooth it over the top of the peanut butter cup.
Pop them in the fridge to set completely, then use them as a decoration or as their own snack.
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