Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

In New Zealand it is very hard to find those delicious Reeses peanut buttercups that many of us just can’t get enough of, so how about making your own? It actually doesn’t require a whole lot of work or ingredients. Give it a go, You won’t regret it.

You Will Need:

Peanut Butter Cups:

1/2 c creamy peanut butter

2 Tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature

1/8 Tsp salt

1/2 c icing sugar

Chocolate Coating

1 1/4 C semi sweet chocolate, coarsely chopped

1 1/4 C milk chocolate, coarsely chopped

1 Tbsp shortening

Method:

Peanut Butter Cups:

Start off by lining 36 miniature muffin cups with paper liners.

Place the peanut butter, unsalted butter, and salt in a microwaveable bowl, and heat in the microwave for about one minute or just until soft, but not melted (check and stir the ingredients every 20 seconds).
Stir in the confectioners sugar.

Melt the chocolates and shortening in a heatproof bowl placed over a saucepan of simmering water.

Drop a teaspoon of the melted chocolate into each of the paper lined miniature muffin cups.
Top with a teaspoon of peanut butter mixture.
Then top with another teaspoon of melted chocolate.
Refrigerate until set.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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