Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Mid-Week Sneak Peek: Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

Hello! I hope you all have been having a great week - I know I have. It's time for the Mid-Week Sneak Peek!


This week's sneak peek isn't really a sneak peek (kinda defeats the purpose, eh?) but you're still going to love it.

I have a fantastic (and easy!) recipe for you all. 

Warning: If you are trying to watch your waistline, don't scroll down and look at the pictures. Your scale will thank me later. These are so delicious and so addicting. I had a really difficult time not picking up another after another after another.


Like the Christmas theme? It's all I had on hand!

I can't take the credit for this awesome recipe, though. I got the recipe here but I adjusted the chocolate topping a bit in my instructions below because in my opinion, the milk and chocolate didn't have the best proportions.

Ingredients:
1/4 cup butter
3/4 cup peanut butter
3/4 cup-1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips (I used dark chocolate and it was awesome).
1/4 cup milk

Yield: 2 1/2 dozen mini cups

Instructions:

Line a muffin tin with papers - I used a mini muffin tin and mini papers. 

Melt the butter and peanut butter together for 45 seconds in the microwave. Stir. Crumble graham crackers in a ziploc (if you crush them with the back of a spoon, it makes really nice small crumbs) and add them to the peanut butter mixture. Add sugar and stir. Fill the cups with the peanut butter mixture and allow to cool in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.

Combine the chocolate chips and milk and heat in 10-15 second intervals in the microwave until the chocolate is just melted - be careful! Burnt chocolate is awful. Add a layer of the chocolate mixture on top of the peanut butter layer in the cups. Chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy! Try working on your willpower. Once you have one, it's difficult not to want another.



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4 comments:

  1. Hey Alyssa! I have a quick question for you. With this recipe in the mini muffins, how many peanut butter cups did you get? I may try to make these in mass quantities for a fundraiser, so I'd need a few. I just want to know how many batches to make.
    Thanks!
    Amanda

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    1. Hi Amanda!

      With the mini muffin tin, I got approximately 2 1/2 dozen cups. It's a really easy recipe to make (I've made it twice in the past week!) so it would be perfect for a fundraiser. Hope that helps!

      Alyssa

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  2. homemade peanut butter cups?! that sounds absolutely delicious right about now!!!
    xo TJ

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