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Homemade Mini Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cups

 Homemade Mini Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cups

I like to put a small treat into my kids’ lunch boxes, so I went in search of some fun and tasty recipe ideas.  I saw this recipe on The Comfort of Cooking that looked super simple, fun to make, and perfect for a small after-lunch treat. These little mini chocolate-peanut butter cups were easy to make and my kids thought they were AMAZING! I won’t be buying peanut butter cups anymore – I’ll be making them!

Homemade Mini Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cups

How to Make Homemade Mini Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cups

Line a standard 12-cup mini muffin tin with paper liners.

Melt half a bag of milk chocolate chips in the microwave for 30 seconds; stir; cook in 10-second increments, stirring after, until melted. Be careful not to scorch the chocolate.

With a small spoon or cookie scoop, evenly distribute melted chocolate into each muffin cup. Drop pan repeatedly on the counter to help chocolate flatten and smooth out. Freeze the whole pan for 10 minutes.

Homemade Mini Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cups

In a separate bowl combine peanut butter, powdered sugar, and butter. Beat with an electric hand mixer until smooth and creamy. Remove pan from freezer and place small spoonfuls of the peanut butter mixture on top of each chocolate layer. Drop pan repeatedly on the counter again, to help flatten the peanut butter layer. Freeze the whole pan for 10 minutes.

Homemade Mini Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cups

Melt the remaining half bag of milk chocolate chips. Working quickly, portion small spoonfuls of chocolate into each cup, three cups at a time, immediately dropping the pan repeatedly on the counter to flatten cups. Side Note: Do this every three cups because the frozen peanut butter layer will harden the melted chocolate layer very quickly. Freeze the whole pan for 10 minutes to set the top layer of chocolate.

Homemade Mini Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cups

Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container. Enjoy.

Homemade Mini Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cups

 

 

Homemade Mini Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cups

Homemade Mini Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cups

Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12 mini cups

Ingredients

  • 1 bag of milk chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp butter softened

Instructions

  • Line a standard 12-cup mini muffin tin with paper liners.
  • Melt half a bag of milk chocolate chips in the microwave for 30 seconds; stir; cook in 10-second increments, stirring after, until melted. Be careful not to scorch the chocolate.
  • With a small spoon or cookie scoop, evenly distribute melted chocolate into each muffin cup. Drop the pan repeatedly on the counter to help chocolate flatten and smooth out. Freeze the whole pan for 10 minutes.
  • In a separate bowl combine peanut butter, powdered sugar, and butter. Beat with an electric hand mixer until smooth and creamy.
  • Remove the pan from the freezer and place small spoonfuls of the peanut butter mixture on top of each chocolate layer. Drop pan repeatedly on the counter again, to help flatten the peanut butter layer. Freeze the whole pan for 10 minutes.
  • Melt the remaining half bag of milk chocolate chips. Working quickly, portion small spoonfuls of chocolate into each cup, three cups at a time, immediately dropping the pan repeatedly on the counter to flatten cups.
    Side Note: Do this every three cups because the frozen peanut butter layer will harden the melted chocolate very quickly.
  • Freeze the whole pan for 10 minutes to set the top layer of chocolate. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container. Enjoy.
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  1. perfection! i just read a post about the percent of peanut butter in the various sizes of reese’s products, but yours no doubt trumps them all!

  2. Pam! I am making these this afternoon … and probably sharing them as a link up with ‘We Should Cocoa’ where YOU will be praised to the heavens for such a wonderful riff on the classic Reese’s treat! My goodness, what a great treat!

  3. These are adorable, and so much more fun then the store bought peanut butter cups! My family will love these!

  4. I’m spending the next 2 evenings making bake sale goodies with 3 teenaged boys – community service required for their school. I’ll bet they would enjoy making these. Oh, not for the bake sale, but for the bakers! They look terrific!