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Delicious, easy to make peanut butter cups
I made these for a friend of mines birthday. They were a huge hit and so easy to make. Warning: I did use a bit of special equipment to temper the chocolate but you don't have to and I posted links to great wealths of information about tempering on my blog.

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  • How to make a peanut butter cup. Home Made Peanut Butter Cups  - Step 1
    Step 1

    I used about 4 oz each of bittersweet and semi-sweet chocolate. You can use the regular milk chocolate, but I would add in something a little darker for a bit more complexity.

  • How to make a peanut butter cup. Home Made Peanut Butter Cups  - Step 2
    Step 2

    This is the piece of specialty equipment. You don't have to use it, we just did for our chocolate. If you want to know more about it check out my blog.

  • How to make a peanut butter cup. Home Made Peanut Butter Cups  - Step 3
    Step 3

    The peanut butter filling ingredients.

  • How to make a peanut butter cup. Home Made Peanut Butter Cups  - Step 4
    Step 4

    Fill your cupcake tin with paper liners. In theory you don't have to do this, but if you don't your life will be very messy and difficult.

  • How to make a peanut butter cup. Home Made Peanut Butter Cups  - Step 5
    Step 5

    Mix the peanut butter, butter and confectioners sugar in a bowl.

  • How to make a peanut butter cup. Home Made Peanut Butter Cups  - Step 6
    Step 6

    Temper your chocolate.

  • How to make a peanut butter cup. Home Made Peanut Butter Cups  - Step 7
    Step 7

    Then place them in piping bags for easy distribution. I just used some ziplock bags.

  • How to make a peanut butter cup. Home Made Peanut Butter Cups  - Step 8
    Step 8

    Put your first layer of chocolate in, trying to get about an ounce of chocolate into each cup. Then put them in the freezer for about 10 minutes.

  • How to make a peanut butter cup. Home Made Peanut Butter Cups  - Step 9
    Step 9

    If you've cooled and properly tempered, the chocolate should have this nice matte finish when it comes out of the freezer.

  • How to make a peanut butter cup. Home Made Peanut Butter Cups  - Step 10
    Step 10

    Fill the cups with your peanut butter filling. Yes it's ok if they look like little tiny peanut butter poops. We're going to fix this.

  • How to make a peanut butter cup. Home Made Peanut Butter Cups  - Step 11
    Step 11

    Spread the filling by whatever means you have. I just used a clean finger to spread them around.

  • How to make a peanut butter cup. Home Made Peanut Butter Cups  - Step 12
    Step 12

    Put more chocolate on top, again about an ounce. As you can se I was short some chocolate, which I'm sure had nothing to do with the fact that I was sampling it the whole time.

  • How to make a peanut butter cup. Home Made Peanut Butter Cups  - Step 13
    Step 13

    Tap out the pan to help flatten the chocolate, freeze for about another ten minutes and then you're done! You have delicious peanut butter cups to share with friends or eat entirely by yourself and nobody ever has to know.

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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1428 projects
Yum, I love peanut butter cups!
MagicalGirlMaya
MagicalGirlMaya · Dallas, Texas, US · 217 projects
Me too! They're dangerously good and easy to make!
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1428 projects
I bet. Anything with peanut butter disappears pretty quickly around me x
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