Homemade Peanut Butter Cups y’all! Craving satisfied and no pants required.
Homemade Peanut Butter Cups
I was catching up on back episodes of Food Network Star from my DVR and every commercial break had an advertisement for Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. I don’t watch TV live because I go insane if I can’t fast forward through the ads but y’all those Reese’s were dancing across my screen and they looked so good, even at high speed. I was fine UNTIL the episode where the contestants had to do a commercial featuring candy bars and Reese’s was one of them. Y’all, really?
There was no way I was going to put on pants and go out to get some so I did what I always do in this situation and checked Pinterest. I found this pin for Homemade Peanut Butter Cups within 5 minutes and I even had all the ingredients here.
These took some time to put together and I made a HUGE mess in the process, but y’all they were totally worth it.
I used milk chocolate chips for my chocolate layers. I threw half the chips in my double boiler and melted them down then used a mini cookie scoop to dump it in the bottom of silicone molds. I still had some chocolate left after a single scoop so I went back and added a little more.
I put the molds in the freezer on a cookie sheet to set and threw together the peanut butter mixture in the kitchen aid. Peanut butter, butter and powdered sugar make an AMAZING filling y’all and it’s totally OK to eat it straight from the bowl. I am the very picture of restraint so I only ate a little of it, definitely not so much that I had to make another half batch to finish the actual cups (Ahem).
I used my handy decorator thing for the peanut butter filling, it went really quickly and worked out great. I picked up the cups and dropped them on the counter a few times to flatten them down then tossed them back in the freezer while I melted down the second half of the chocolate chips.
You guys know I forget to do things like read the directions, right? Yeah well, at this point I was getting impatient and decided to scoop the melted chocolate all at once then go back and drop them to settle the top after. Not a good idea, melted chocolate on frozen peanut butter starts to harden fast. I had to go in with a spoon and try to smear some of them down when thumping them against the counter didn’t work. I did get it to work but it took more time than it would have if I had done them one at a time.
In the end, they turned out great. My chocolate layers were too thick so they were hard to bite through. Next time only one mini scoop in each cup. They were exactly what I wanted and my craving was satisfied. There is a small problem with these, a batch makes a dozen so if you aren’t careful it’s easy to get carried away and eat too many. Not that I would ever do that, remember I’m the very picture of restraint. Hey, I didn’t eat them all…Joe had some too!
Y’all these are amazing and way too easy to make at home. You need to try them but you might want to wait until you have people coming over to help you eat them!
What is your favorite candy bar and have you ever tried to make a homemade version? Leave me a comment and tell me all about it.
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