How to Make Peanut Butter Cups

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Oct. 29, 2013

A creamy peanut butter filling surrounded by chocolate makes this a classic Halloween treat even you can make in your own kitchen.

Ingredients

Chocolate chips 16 Ounce , divided (any kind)
Creamy peanut butter 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Powdered sugar 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Butter 2 Tablespoon , softened

Directions

GETTING READY

1. In cupcake pan, place liners and set aside.

MAKING

2. In a bowl, place 8 ounces of chocolate chips and pop in microwave for 30 seconds. Take the bowl out and stir well. Repeat the process until chocolate almost melts. Then stir until completely melted.

3. Spoon and fill the bottom of the cupcake grooves evenly with melted chocolate. Gently tap the pan on the countertop to spread evenly. Pop the pan into the freezer for 15 minutes to allow the chocolate to harden.

4. Meanwhile in a large bowl, beat together peanut butter, powdered sugar and butter.

5. Once chocolate layer hardens, spoon the peanut butter mixture over top, about 1 tablespoon per liner. Tap the pan to spread evenly. Pop the pan back into the freezer for an additional 15 minutes.

6. Melt the rest of the chocolate chips and evenly distribute it over the peanut butter mixture. Tap to fully cover the peanut butter. Freeze for another 15 minutes.

SERVING

7. Remove the cupcake liner, serve and enjoy.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Servings: 12

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 331Calories from Fat 179

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 21 g32.3%

Saturated Fat 6 g30%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 175 mg7.29%

Total Carbohydrates 35 g11.7%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4%

Sugars 20 g

Protein 6 g12%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet