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homemade peanut butter cups, made in your choice of dark or milk chocolate, topped with crunchy, salty pretzels.
Other items you'll need:
mini muffin pan
mini muffin liners

The added crunch and saltiness of the pretzels makes these even better than the original famous candy (not to mention how impressive it makes them look). Also, I made half the batch in milk chocolate and the other half in semisweet chocolate. They’re both amazing, the former is the more classic choice, but the latter is perhaps the more trendy option. We have both milk and dark chocolate lovers in our house, so they were all equally devoured.

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  • Step 1

    Line your muffin pan with muffin liners. Set aside.

  • Step 2

    To a small saucepan over medium heat, add the peanut butter, butter, and brown sugar, stirring until melted, smooth, and well-combined. Remove from the heat and begin to gradually add the powdered sugar, mixing well until the mixture comes together. Set aside and cool while you continue with the next step.

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

    Melt the chocolate chips and the shortening in a microwave safe dish (I use a glass measuring cup), in 30 second increments, stirring between each go. When smooth, use a teaspoon and spoon chocolate into the bottom of each muffin liner.

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

    Using a small cookie scoop or a teaspoon, get a small amount of the peanut butter mixture and roll into a ball. Flatten the ball into a disc. Place the disc of peanut butter on top of the melted chocolate and press down gently to encourage the chocolate to come up around the sides of the peanut butter.

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

    Spoon more melted chocolate on top of each of the peanut butter discs to cover. Press a pretzel gently into the top of each candy.

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

    Refrigerate about 30 minutes until set. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for serving. Or these also keep well in the refrigerator or freezer.

    Adapted from Brown Eyed Baker.

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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1426 projects
Oh my, these look so addictive!
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