In this instructable I will show you how to make Better than Reese's Peanut butter cups. They taste so much better than the Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. They are easy to make, and sure to impress at parties, etc. If you have any questions or comments, put them down below and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
Follow the easy steps below or watch the short tutorial or do both!
- 1/2 cup of peanut butter (divided into 2 halves)
- 1/3 cup of powdered sugar (you may wind up adding a tad bit more if it is too sticky)
- 1 Tbs of butter
- 1/4 tsp of salt
- 1/2 bag of chocolate chips (any kind you want)
- 2 chocolate bars (any kind you want) you will want to match whatever the chocolate chips are.
***You can use chocolate candy melts instead if you like, which you can find here.
Step 1: Combine Ingredients
First combine 1/4 cup of peanut butter, your powder sugar, butter, and salt in a bowl. mix together, until it becomes a little doughy, just manageable in your fingers without sticking. Add a little more powder sugar if you need too.
Step 2: Melt Your Chocolate
Now we melt the chocolate. In this image, I am using the double boiler method. Essentially you take a pot put a bit of water in the bottom and heat it up so it steams. You have a bowl on top that fits on it, if the bowl is a little small use a strainer to hold it. The steam heats up the bowl and melts the chocolate nicely. Make sure to stir the chocolate.
Method 2 - the microwave.
You can certainly melt your chocolate in the microwave, which I do on many occasions. If you decide to do this, take a microwave safe bowl, add your chocolate, and heat it on hi with bursts of 30 seconds, then stir, then 30 seconds, then stir, then go down to 20 seconds, and lastly bursts of 10 until it is completely melted. You do not want to over cook your chocolate.
Step 3: Add Remaining Peanut Butter
Next we add our remaining 1/4 cup of peanut butter to the chocolate and stir until it melts.
Step 5: Add Chocolate to Bottom of Cups
Now we add a little bit of chocolate to the bottom of each of the paper cups.
Step 6: Shake Your Chocolate
Now shake your chocolate gently so it flattens out on the bottom.
Step 7: Add Peanut Butter Mixture
Next we will make a little medallion out of some peanut butter, again if the mixture is too sticky for this, go ahead and add a bit more powder sugar. Alternatively, you could put a ball of the peanut butter mixture in between two pieces of parchment paper and roll it out with a rolling pin. Place the peanut butter on top of the first layer of chocolate.
Step 8: Like This
Showing what it looks like with the peanut butter on top of the first layer of chocolate.
Step 9: Add Chocolate to Top
Next we add the top layer of chocolate. The neat thing about these, is they are super simple, and you can make them as big or as small as you want. :)
Step 10: Add to Fridge for Cooling
Now we give it another shake, to flatten it out, and chill in the fridge for 20 to 30 minutes. Easy as that. :)
Step 11: Cost Break Down
Here is a break down on the cost to make these. Costs will vary depending on where you live, and what kind of deals you can get on chocolate, etc.
Step 12: Video Tutorial
Click on this link to watch the video -