I absolutely adore Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. I also love creating my own masterpieces in the kitchen. What better way to combine the two and create homemade peanut butter cups?!
After browsing through recipes, the task is pretty simple. All you need is peanut butter, powdered sugar and chocolate. Since people’s preferences of chocolate differs, I made some milk and some dark chocolate cups (I stuck to milk chocolate personally).
I began by melting the chocolate (the amount depends on how many you want to make, I used about 2 cups of milk and about a 1 cup of dark) on a double boiler by placing my bowl on top of a pot of boiling water. After stirring to ensure it didn’t burn, I poured the melted chocolate into muffin tins lined with cupcake wrappers. Next, I combined 1/3 cup of peanut butter with 1/3 cup powdered sugar, and a splash of vanilla (optional). Small chunks of this mixture were then placed on top of the chocolate that had already been poured.
The peanut butter cups were now ready to be coated with their final layer of chocolate. They were then placed in the fridge to become firm, delicious peanut butter cups! My family and friends were quite impressed by these, and now you can all see how easy they actually are!
PS-I’d like to dedicate these and give a shout out to my friend Brooke who is currently on exchange studying in Italy. She loves peanut butter so she was part of my inspiration for these!