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Saturday, February 2, 2013

Peanut Butter Cups

What is this rumpus, a food post? Egads.

I've been trying to figure out something (eatable) I could make for valentines day. After my last few baking attempts have been less than excellent, I decided I should keep it simple. I also wanted something easily transportable.

So I made peanut butter cups! But not just any peanut butter cups. Heart shaped peanut butter cups. Clearly the best kind.

I vaguely followed this recipe from allrecipes.com.

1 package chocolate chips.1 cup peanut butter1/2 cup confectioners sugar1/4 tsp salt 

1. Trim 12 paper muffin cup liners to half of their height.2. Place 1/2 chocolate chips in a microwave safe container. Microwave for 2 minutes, stirring after each minute. Spoon melted chocolate into muffin cups, filling halfway. With a spoon, draw the chocolate up the sides of the cups until evenly coated. Cool in the refrigerator until firm.3. In a small bowl, mix together peanut butter, confectioners' sugar and salt. divide into the chocolate cups. Melt the remaining chocolate, and spoon over peanut butter. Spread chocolate to edges of cups.

The parts I didn't follow? I eyeballed the proportions based on how many I wanted to make.  Also, I used silicon muffin liners so they're easily removable.







 Basically, They're pretty amazingly yummy. I made enough for my first gift, guess I'll need to be making some more. :)

9 comments:

Laurie said...

Two best ingredients in life... Chocolate and Peanut butter! :)

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Angela said...

Hi, I came by via the blog hop and now follow you on GFC. I will link my blog below so you can come by and maybe follow if you like what you see.
I love this post because i became addicted to peanut butter cups when i live din America, not a cook by any means but i think i may have to attempt these.
I also love pugs btw, and ooed and ahhed a lot when i scrolled down and saw your pics, not only of your own beauty but all those other pugs. My daughter has a little fat fawn pug who she loves like a child and i love like a grand son :)
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Bev said...

hi, i'm following the "meet and greet weekend" blog hop . i would love for you to visit my blog and follow if you like it.

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Bev said...

hi, i'm following the "meet and greet weekend" blog hop . i would love for you to visit my blog and follow if you like it.

http://www.blackinkpaperie.blogspot.com

thanks
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Lena B, Actually said...

Ah, yum!!! New follower from the GFC collective! :)

Sarah said...

Yum! Those look delicious! I may just have to make them this week!
New follower from the blog hop!

-Sarah-
http://dirtonourface.blogspot.com/

Anne Marie Morris said...

What could be better than peanut butter cups. Yum...yum... A new follower from the Meet and Greet Blog Hop. So glad you joined us.

Anne Marie
http://moanasuniquedesigns.blogspot.com/

Megan Maguire said...

Ahh your blog is so cute!

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Breezy Brie said...

O my gosh - I've made these before - in heart shapes too, but my mom had a special pan. Thanks for stopping by my blog from the Meet and Greet hop.

I'm following back! Brie @ Breezy Pink Daisies