Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

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If you’ve watched the Food Network lately, you’ve probably come across the show, “Rewrapped,” which challenges chefs to create some of our favorite treats: Little Debbie treats, Twinkies, Spaghetti-O’s and Lay’s Potato Chips to name a few. I personally love this show because it demonstrates how you can recreate favorites and actually know what is going into your treat.

My guilty pleasure snack is a good old-fashioned Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. I challenged myself to make my own peanut butter cups with ingredients I had in my pantry. I tried quite a few batches and different layering techniques of the peanut butter and chocolate but finally came out with the perfect balance of 2/3 peanut butter on the bottom and 1/3 chocolate on top. If you prefer more chocolate than peanut butter, feel free to mix it up.

From start to finish these take about an hour to make followed by a night in the freezer. However, they only last about a day before they are devoured!

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces peanut butter, creamy
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 12 ounces milk chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • Mini paper cupcake cups

Instructions

  • Set mini paper cupcake cups on a medium-sized baking sheet. Melt butter, peanut butter and brown sugar in a small pot on low to medium heat until liquid consistency. Spoon liquid peanut butter into cupcake cups until about 1/2-2/3 full. Place peanut butter-filled cupcake cups in freezer for 20 minutes, or until solid. Remove from freezer. Melt chocolate chips on low to medium heat, adding milk as needed for smooth liquid consistency. Spoon chocolate liquid onto the peanut butter-filled cupcake cups until the cup is full. Place in freezer and freeze overnight.
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Mollie is a native Cape Codder who learned at an early age how to put a lobster to sleep, harvest cranberries, and dig for clams. After high school she followed her sense of adventure out west to the University of Wyoming where she graduated with marketing and communication degrees. She found herself making roots in Jackson, her fiance’s hometown, and using her sales skills combined with her love of anything delicious to join the Dishing sales team. She loves baking from scratch, large glasses of red wine, and hiking with her heeler, Newton. She’ll try anything, but remains a stuck up Cape Codder when it comes to seafood. If she didn’t catch it or see it come off the boat, don’t even try tempting her.

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