If you’re a fan of the delightful combination of chocolate and peanut butter, you’re in for a treat! Homemade chocolate peanut butter cups are a classic confectionery delight that’s surprisingly easy to make at home.
We’ll guide you through a simple yet scrumptious recipe that will have your taste buds dancing. These homemade treats are perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth and impressing your friends and family. Let’s get started!
|Name:||Irresistible Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups|
|Prep Time:||15 minutes|
|Cooking Time:||2 minutes (melting chocolate)|
|Total Time:||47 minutes (including chilling time)|
|Servings:||12 peanut butter cups|
|Yield:||12 peanut butter cups|
Please note that the total time includes the time needed for chilling the peanut butter cups in the refrigerator.
The number of servings and yield can vary slightly depending on how much filling and chocolate you use for each cup.
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- A pinch of salt
- 2 cups high-quality semisweet or dark chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
Step 1: Prepare Your Muffin Tin
Begin by lining a standard muffin tin with paper or silicone cupcake liners. This will make it easier to remove the peanut butter cups once they’re set.
Step 2: Make the Peanut Butter Filling
In a mixing bowl, combine the creamy peanut butter, powdered sugar, softened butter, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt. Stir until the mixture is smooth and well combined. This will be your delicious peanut butter filling.
Step 3: Create the Peanut Butter Layers
Spoon a small amount of the peanut butter mixture into each of the cupcake liners, filling them about one-third of the way. Use the back of the spoon to flatten and smooth the peanut butter layer.
Step 4: Melt the Chocolate
In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the semisweet or dark chocolate chips and coconut oil. Microwave in 20-30 second increments, stirring after each interval, until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth.
Step 5: Add the Chocolate Layer
Spoon the melted chocolate over the peanut butter layer in each cup, covering it completely. Tap the muffin tin gently on the counter to even out the chocolate.
Step 6: Set and Chill
Place the muffin tin in the refrigerator and allow the chocolate peanut butter cups to chill for at least 30 minutes, or until they are firm.
Step 7: Enjoy!
Once the cups have hardened, remove them from the muffin tin and peel away the paper or silicone liners. Your homemade chocolate peanut butter cups are now ready to be enjoyed! Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Pro Tip: Get creative with your peanut butter cups by adding chopped nuts, sea salt, or even a drizzle of caramel for an extra layer of flavor and texture.
Enjoy your homemade chocolate peanut butter cups, and happy indulging!
Estimated Nutrition Per Serving
- Calories: 220 calories
- Total Fat: 15g
- Saturated Fat: 7g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Cholesterol: 5mg
- Sodium: 60mg
- Total Carbohydrates: 16g
- Dietary Fiber: 2g
- Sugars: 11g
- Protein: 6g
Please note that these nutrition estimates are approximate and can vary depending on the specific ingredients and brands used.
The values provided are based on a typical serving size for one peanut butter cup.