Since Valentine's Day is coming up, I thought I do another post on chocolate. I decided to make chocolate peanut butter cups for my hubby for his birthday (yesterday). This is one of his favorites. You have to eat these right out of the freezer as I haven't found a healthy way to make them solid at room temperature. These were super simple to make. My son and I had a great time making them together.
First you'll want to click on this link for the basic chocolate recipe. Only instead of making candy bars, we're going to double that chocolate recipe to make chocolate peanut butter cups. Don't forget to double the recipe and don't mix the peanut butter in with the chocolate! Line muffin pan with muffin papers (use unbleached if you've got them, I only had colored ones from way back, as soon as they are used up, I'll buy unbleached). Spoon enough chocolate to cover the bottom of each muffin paper.Put a spoonful of peanut butter into each cup (a lot or a little depending on taste).
These are a hit. I love using my basic chocolate recipe because I can use sucanat instead of refined sugar. The other advantage is that if someone has a milk allergy, you can use oat milk or coconut milk and it still tastes great. Also you can use almond or sunflower butter instead of peanuts.
Hope you all have a SWEET day! God Bless, Jackie