Make Your Own Peanut Butter Cups

by in Cookies & Other Desserts, October 19, 2011

peanut butter cups
There’s nothing wrong with a little trick-or-treating but some Halloween goodies can be downright spooky! Why not make a few of the classics on your own, and eliminate some of the preservatives found in store-bough treats? Here’s a recipe for one of our favorites: peanut butter cups.

peanut butter cups
Chocolate Peanut Butter Goodness
Store-bought candies come with preservatives, emulsifiers and highly processed sweeteners. These 3-ingredient confections have none of the junk and couldn’t be more simple and delicious; just try to save some for the kiddies!

Peanut Butter Cups
These cups are generously-sized – each is made with 1 ounce of chocolate. You can make them half-sized to cut back on calories.

Makes 12 pieces (6 dark chocolate and 6 milk chocolate)

6 ounces dark chocolate, broken into pieces
6 ounces milk chocolate, broken into pieces
6 teaspoons peanut butter

Coarse sea salt (optional)

Equipment: Mini cupcake pan and paper liners

Place liners in pan and set aside. Place milk and dark chocolate in separate glass containers. To melt, microwave on high in 30-second increments, stirring frequently until melted. Fill each paper liner one-third of the way with melted chocolate. Add a half teaspoon of peanut butter on each piece and top with remaining chocolate. Sprinkle with a pinch of sea salt if desired.

Place in the refrigerator until chocolate sets completely – about 45 minutes. Wrap peanut butter cups in cellophane bags or store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Info Per Piece
Calories: 159
Total Fat: 10 grams
Saturated Fat: 6 grams
Total Carbohydrate: 17 grams
Sugars: 15 grams
Protein: 2 grams
Sodium: 24 milligrams
Cholesterol: 5 milligrams
Fiber: 1 gram

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  4. Wayne says:

    When you choose to eat these wonderful treats, remember what you mother taught you when you eat. Always eat a well balanced meal. So when you eat these treats, put one in each hand, that will make it a balance meal. Your Mom will be proud of you.

  5. Cerise Rowan says:

    I'm curious.. most peanut butter cups, the peanut butter does not taste like pure peanut butter… what do they add to it to make it more smooth and cakey? You know what I mean? The filling is dryer so it does not run out when you bit into it…. Even peanut butter m&ms (my addiction), are not pure peanut butter….

  6. danie says:

    maybe the same way they make filling for peanut butter balls?

  7. Lise says:

    These are extremely easy to make and so delicious!

  8. Miami Video says:

    This looks fantastic to me, and relatively easy.

    If anyone who works there is reading this, I'd like to see sugar free variations of treats, or no-sugar-added. Also low carb items. What would be ideal is no-sugar-added combined with low carb and gluten free. That would work for both my wife and I.

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