Chocolate peanut butter cups

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups Fresh Ideas
A simple but delicious mini treat recipe. These peanut buttercups are popular at kids' parties. You can use alternative nut butter for people with dietary requirements.  

Prep Time 15 mins
Chilling time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Servings 36 mini cups

Ingredients
 
 

Peanut Butter Cups

  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter room temperature
  • tsp salt
  • ½ cup icing sugar

Chocolate Coating

  • 1 ¼ cup semi sweet chocolate coarsely chopped
  • 1 ¼ cup milk chocolate coarsely chopped
  • 1 tbsp shortening

Instructions
 

  • 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 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.
Keyword kid friendly
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