The weather here in Santa Cruz, California has been dreary at best. Over cast skies, angry ocean waves, and heavy rains have all tried to dampen my mood. In effort to keep things cheery (despite Winter finally making an appearance) I made a batch of these peanut butter cups. With only two ingredients (that you probably already have in your kitchen) these peanut butter cups are as easy to make as they are to eat. I did run into a couple small bumps along this particular culinary journey. But don't worry, I figured out how to smooth over any slight snags in the cooking process and I included a few helpful tips for making your own addictive candy as simple as possible!
- Foil candy cup liners
- Paint brush (use a fresh brush for cooking projects)
- Mini muffin pan
- Scissors (not pictured)
- Peanut Butter
- Chocolate chips
Let's get started!
1: Line the mini muffin pan with the foil candy cup liners.
2: In 20 second intervals, melt the chocolate chips in the microwave until you achieve a glossy and smooth texture.
3: Fill the candy cup liners half way with the melted chocolate.
4: Using the paint brush, brush the chocolate up to the top edges of the candy cup liners.
5: Transport the muffin tray into the fridge and let chill for 30 minutes.
6: Fill a plastic bag with peanut butter and cut the tip of the bag off with a pair of scissors
7: Pipe the peanut butter into the chocolate cups, only filling them partially. Smooth the peanut butter over with the paint brush.
8: Add another dollop of melted chocolate into the candy cups and smooth over with a paint brush.
9: Place the peanut butter cups into the fridge and let chill until hardened, around 30 minutes. Then serve!
I hope these sweet trifles can
cheer you up peanut butter cup!