Sunday, March 22, 2009

homemade peanut butter cups

i love peanut butter. i love chocolate. i really love peanut butter cups. so i made some. its so simple and involves only 2 ingredients, chocolate and peanut butter!
so first, you need chocolate. today i did a combo of baker's chocolate and this coffee flavored milk chocolate. really you can use any combo and any type of chocolate you want. to prepare the chocolate, microwave it in 30 second intervals, stirring between each one, until the chocolate is the consistency of chocolate sauce. then you either need a mini muffin pan or mini cupcake tins. (those paper things that hold the cupcake in). i would recommend the cupcake tins over the pan because even if the pan is covered in nonstick spray, its still hard to get the chocolate cups out when they are done. now when the chocolate is melted, do a thin layer in the bottom of the cupcake tin. then scoop on some peanut butter and another layer of chocolate on top. the amount of each is really up to you. i like more peanut butter than chocolate, but some like it the other way around. when the tin is filled with chocolaty peanut butter goodness, freeze until the chocolate hardens (about 10 mins) and enjoy. this recipe can be used with other things too. for example, instead of peanut butter, try almond butter, coconut, whole nuts, other types of candy, popcorn, or really anything else you can think of. delish.