Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

homemade chocolate peanut butter cupsBy the time mid-afternoon rolls around, you're definitely ready for a sweet pick-me-up. Homemade chocolate peanut butter cups are just the bite-sized treat you need to keep your head in the game. Pop 'em in the freezer 10 minutes before consuming and they get all frozen and delicious.

And, the rumor is ... they taste even better than the real thing.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups from AllRecipes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 30 mini paper candy cups
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2/3 cup graham cracker crumbs

Instructions

1. In small saucepan combine chocolate chips and shortening. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until melted and smooth -- about 3 to 5 minutes.

2. With small brush, coat inside of paper cup evenly with about 1 teaspoon melted chocolate to about 1/8-inch thickness, bringing coating almost to top of cup, but not over edge. Repeat until 30 cups are coated; refrigerate cups.

3. In medium saucepan combine butter and peanut butter. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until melted -- about 4 to 6 minutes. Stir in confectioners' sugar and graham cracker crumbs. Press about 1/2 tablespoon filling into each chocolate cup.

4. Spoon about 1/2 teaspoon melted chocolate on top of filling; spread to cover. Freeze until firm -- about 2 hours. Carefully peel off paper cups. Store refrigerated.

 

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