Homemade Peanut Butter Cups
These delightful Homemade Peanut Butter Cups are just like that classic candy we all know and love, but a little bit cleaner with fewer ingredients. They’re lovely as a Valentine’s Day treat for your loved one, or make them with the kids for a sweet treat to celebrate the holiday of love!
- ½ cup creamy peanut butter (or other nut butter)
- 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 7 ounces milk chocolate, broken into chunks
Line a mini muffin tin with cupcake liners. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine peanut butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract. Whip with an electric hand mixer until smooth.
Melt the chocolate either in a double boiler or by microwaving in short increments, stirring every 30 seconds. Add a teaspoon of melted chocolate to the bottom of each mini muffin cup, followed by a teaspoon of the peanut butter mixture. Add another teaspoon of the melted chocolate and spread it evenly over the peanut butter layer. Freeze for 15 minutes. Serve at room temperature.
Tip: If your peanut butter mixture is not completely smooth, stir in a teaspoon of melted, unsalted butter.
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