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Easy Peanut Butter Cups

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These rich homemade candies will put you off the store-bought version for good.

  • Yield: Makes 24

Source: Everyday Food, March 2008

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces white chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 12 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted roasted peanuts, chopped

Directions

  1. Line two 12-cup mini muffin pans with paper liners; set aside. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine white chocolate and peanut butter. Microwave, until almost melted, 1 to 1 1/2 minutes, stirring halfway through. Set aside to cool slightly.

  2. Meanwhile, place semisweet chocolate in another microwave-safe bowl. Microwave, stirring once or twice, until almost melted, 2 to 3 minutes.

  3. Dividing evenly, use a spoon to layer semisweet chocolate and peanut-butter mixture into liners, beginning and ending with chocolate; sprinkle with peanuts. Place muffin pans in freezer until peanut butter cups are firm, about 15 minutes. Bring to room temperature before serving.

Cook's Notes

To store, place in an airtight container and refrigerate up to 2 weeks.

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  • MS12356568
    27 NOV, 2014
    I love these easy little candies! http://tryintothrowyourarms.weebly.com/from-the-kitchen/easy-peanut-butter-cups
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  • JAH
    8 APR, 2014
    Made these last night and it was so easy. I used paper cups to make it easier on clean up and guests. I'm serving these for an early Easter. I would mention that I think there should be an addition to the recipe. After the first 2 layers, it is so much easier to add that last layer if you freeze the first 2 layers first. It doesn't take long and that firms them up and then it is easy to add that last layer. BTW, it makes lots of peanut butter filling so can be generous with that layer.
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  • hmiller521
    23 DEC, 2010
    I've made these several times now and they are always a hit! I melt 16 oz of the semisweet though because I always run out! The texture is perfect, and the taste is great. I don't add the nuts on top though.
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  • hayesstephens
    24 NOV, 2009
    super easy and really tasty
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  • Jean4602
    25 FEB, 2009
    Can I use Hershey's morsels for these instead of chopped chocolate. Seems much easier?
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  • YankeeinEngland
    17 JAN, 2009
    I would recommend using milk chocolate for these, not many people in my family like semisweet, and so I still have many left from Christmas. They were okay though.
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  • ulihelisdi
    30 DEC, 2008
    Try using white chocolate instead. Very good
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  • teddybear001
    21 DEC, 2008
    These are absolutley delicious...I will be making these little treats often!! Thank you!
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  • hmiller521
    26 SEP, 2008
    These are SUPER easy and delicious, the only thing I recommend it doing 12 oz of the semisweet chocolate because I ran out...but it might have been because I wasn't sure of the ratio. Otherwise, great recipe!
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  • mjhaworth
    27 AUG, 2008
    I have made these numerous times and have been a big hit with friends and family. The only thing I do different is I melt the chocolate and peanut butter in a double boiler instead of a microwave, just my preference. Otherwise, 10/10 on this recipe. Well done!
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