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Peanut Butter Cups

  • yield: Makes 36

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups smooth peanut butter, preferably all natural
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 pound bittersweet or semisweet chocolate
  • Thirty-six 1 3/8-inch paper candy cups

Cook's Note

Peanut-butter cups may be served right away, or kept tightly sealed in the freezer for 2 to 3 days. To serve, remove from freezer, peel off paper, and eat cold.

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Combine sugar, peanut butter, and butter in an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Beat on medium-low speed until combined. Transfer mixture to a pastry bag fitted with a 1/2-inch plain tip, and set aside.

  2. Step 2

    Melt chocolate in a double boiler over simmering water. Keep melted chocolate over hot water near work area. Use a small spoon or small paintbrush to coat insides of the paper candy cups with the melted chocolate, making sure to cover the bottom and sides well. Transfer cups to a rimmed baking sheet or muffin tins (which will keep the cups from sliding around). Transfer to freezer until set, about 10 minutes.

  3. Step 3

    Remove cold chocolate cups from the freezer. Pipe peanut-butter filling into each cup until three-quarters full. Spoon melted chocolate into each cup to cover. Return to the freezer until set, 15 to 25 minutes.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, October 1996

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Reviews (12)

  • jeweles95 15 Feb, 2014

    A little time consuming to make, but absolutely worth it. I'll be making these again. The peanut butter filling alone is amazing! Mine was too thick to pipe, so I rolled into balls. I used a paintbrush to spread the chocolate in the cups. Make sure the bottom has enough chocolate or it will melt too quickly when being removed from the papers.

  • angiekat29 1 Jul, 2008

    These were super easy to make, and incredibly delicious! I suggest using the best chocolate. I made mine in a mini muffin pan and used foil liners and it worked well. Very yummy!

  • smg7 25 May, 2008

    i really like this recipe; the only trouble i had was removing the paper from the frozen peanut butter cups, when i did this the chocolate would start to melt really quickly on my fingers. other than that it was a simple recipe with just a few ingredients! i used crunchy peanut butter and found it easier to roll up the filling in little balls (like with cookie dough) and fill up the set cups instead of using a pastry bag.

  • smg7 25 May, 2008

    i really like this recipe; the only trouble i had was removing the paper from the frozen peanut butter cups, when i did this the chocolate would start to melt really quickly on my fingers. i used crunchy peanut butter and found it easier to roll up the filling in little balls (like with cookie dough) and fill up the set cups instead of using a pastry bag.

  • smg7 25 May, 2008

    i really like this recipe; the only trouble i had was removing the paper from the frozen peanut butter cups, when i did this the chocolate would start to melt really quickly on my fingers. other than that it was a simple recipe with just a few ingredients! i used crunchy peanut butter and found it easier to roll up the filling in little balls (like with cookie dough) and fill up the set cups instead of using a pastry bag.

  • smg7 25 May, 2008

    i really like this recipe; the only trouble i had was removing the paper from the frozen peanut butter cups, when i did this the chocolate would start to melt really quickly on my fingers. other than that it was a simple recipe with just a few ingredients! i used crunchy peanut butter and found it easier to roll up the filling in little balls (like with cookie dough) and fill up the set cups instead of using a pastry bag.

  • smg7 25 May, 2008

    i really like this recipe; the only trouble i had was removing the paper from the frozen peanut butter cups, when i did this the chocolate would start to melt really quickly on my fingers. other than that it was a simple recipe with just a few ingredients! i used crunchy peanut butter and found it easier to roll up the filling in little balls (like with cookie dough) and fill up the set cups instead of using a pastry bag.

  • PriscillaRose 19 Mar, 2008

    I love this recipe, I think it would be extra nice to add chopped nuts to the peanut butter mix, or maybe a whole nut centre and a larger choc mold.i look forward to trying it!

  • PriscillaRose 19 Mar, 2008

    I love this recipe, I think it would be extra nice to add chopped nuts to the peanut butter mix, or maybe a whole nut centre and a larger choc mold.i look forward to trying it!

  • jennine115 23 Feb, 2008

    Delicious and decadent. Two of the best ingredients form a delicious marriage. Family and friends request these! Very easy and they look like I spent a lot of time on them.

  • redwine48 12 Feb, 2008

    These are so easy and gooood! Try them with crunchy peanut butter or with any other nut butter you like. Luscious!

  • reema 21 Dec, 2007

    thanks for thes lovly ricipe bcouse I LOVE choclet too matche