Friday, July 03, 2009

Homemade peanut butter cups!!

Homemade peanut butter cups

Chocolate faced Presley
I found a great recipe for homemade peanut butter cups. As you can tell, Presley LOVES them!! Here's the recipe I found at http://www.cdkitchen.com/

Ingredients:
12 paper muffin cups
1 (12-ounce) pkg. milk chocolate chips
1 cup reduced-fat peanut butter (I didn't have this so I used Skippy Natural pb)
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions:
Cut the top half off of the muffin cups so that they are shallower.

Pour the chocolate chips into a glass bowl and melt them in the microwave: Microwave at 50% power for 2 minutes. Stir the chips gently, and let them sit for a minute or so. If the chocolate needs more melting, microwave those chippies again at half power for 30 seconds. Stir gently. Continue the process, stirring gently as you go. But be very careful not to overcook the chocolate or it'll seize up on you.

Using a teaspoon, spoon a portion of the chocolate into the middle of a muffin cup. Draw the chocolate up the edges of the cup with the back of the spoon. Coat the entire inside of the muffin cup with chocolate and place it into a muffin tin. Repeat with the remaining muffin cups and then put the whole muffin tin in the refrigerator so that the chocolate hardens.

Combine the reduced-fat peanut butter, powdered sugar and salt in a medium bowl. When the chocolate in the muffin cups has hardened, pop the sweetened peanut butter into the microwave oven on full power for 1 minute. This will soften up the peanut butter so that it easily flows into the cups. Spoon a small portion of peanut butter into each of the chocolate-coated cups. Leave room at the top for an additional layer of chocolate, which we'll add later. Pop the candy back in the refrigerator to harden the peanut butter. This should take an hour or so.

When the peanut butter filling has hardened, re-melt the chocolate chips in the microwave on half power for 30 to 60 seconds. Use a teaspoon to spread a layer of chocolate over the top of each candy. Chill the candy once again to set up the chocolate. Finally, remember to take the paper off the outside of the peanut butter cups before eating them.

I kept this in the refrigerator because they seemed to melt very quickly. Of course I do live in Arizona!! They were excellent!!

See mom!!
Eat it fast or it melts!!
Peanut butter cup inside


4 comments:

Jodi Sue said...

I may have to try those!!! They look soo yummy!
I love chocolate hands!
Jorja may have to wear gloves in order to eat them! :)

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Life with Kaishon said...

Holy Wow. These look so great : ) LOVE the pictures of your little helper. She is adorable for sure!

Nikki said...

These look so good. PB cups are my favorite. Nice pics

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  • 8/15/2007 - Received referral for Geneva!
  • 9/13/2007 - Sent LOI (letter of intent) to our agency
  • 9/29/2007 - LOI was sent to China!
  • 10/08/2007 - LOI was delivered to the CCAA in China
  • 10/29/2007 - PA (pre-approval) was issued!!
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  • 1/18/2008 - Dossier delivered to CCAA
  • 1/25/2008 - LID (log-in date)
  • 4/1/2008 - LOA (letter of acceptance)
  • 4/25/2008 - CCAA issues TA (travel approval)
  • 5/22/2008 - Leave for China!!!
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  • 5/26/2008 - Discovered Lexi had brain damage
  • 5/30/2008 - Met precious Presley!
  • 6/7/2008 - Arrived home

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