Monday, 5 March 2012
Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
The masses don't lie... chocolate and peanut butter is simply an amaaaazing combination isn't it?? I am not a big fan of buying chocolate bars or the likes, but if I do, it usually involves a little chocolatey cup of peanut buttery goodness.
Lets make some!
Ingredients and Supplies
1 heaping cup dark chocolate wafers / chips, divided
2 Tbsp shortening, divided
1/3 cup crunchy peanut butter
1/3 cup butter
1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
3/4 confectioners sugar
2 Tbsp chopped or crushed peanuts
Paper muffin / cupcake liners
Clean, small paintbrush
Yield: Approximately 12 cups
Finally, this picture looks more like dark chocolate! They are so yummy, but they can be time consuming so don't think they are going to be some quick thing you whip up in a flash. In my opinion though, it's worth the time for this special treat.
I would recommend keeping a little extra chocolate on hand just in case you need more. You might use more chocolate while painting the sides or coating the tops then I did.
They may not look as 'perfect' as the store bought ones, but I actually prefer it that way. I think the crushed peanuts on the top make them look a little more 'gourmet' :)
Try it with white or milk chocolate, with sprinkles on top in stead of crushed nuts, with smooth peanut butter instead of crunchy.... there are many options to make it your own.
Stay tuned... I have a few other variations I'm working on for the future!