Introduction: Home Made Peanut Butter Cups
Because I am a big fan of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, and I never seem to have enough of them around, I figured it would not be very difficult to make them myself. This way, I can make them exactly to my preference: I used dark chocolate, and gooier peanut butter. Also when you make them yourself, they can be whatever shape you want them to be.
Step 1: Ingredients and Materials
Here's what you will need to make about five large cups:
About 15 large chocolate chips, your favorite type
1-2 teaspoons of powdered sugar
1.5 tablespoons of smooth peanut butter
A mold, at least 3/4 of an inch deep
Step 2: Preparing the Peanut Butter Filling
Scoop 1.5 or so tablespoons of peanut butter into a small bowl for mixing. Add in 1-2 teaspoons of confectioner's sugar, and mix together thoroughly. The sugar not only sweetens the peanut butter, but it also makes it thicker and drier. If you want the peanut butter thicker than it is, just keep adding the sugar until it is your desired thickness.
Step 3: Melting and Pouring the Chocolate
Microwave the chocolate chips for 15 seconds at a time, so you don't burn them. When they are melted, spoon a little bit of chocolate into the bottom of your mold. Spread it around so the entire bottom of the mold is covered in a thing layer of chocolate. Then place your mold in the freezer so the chocolate hardens quickly.
Step 4: Filling the Cups
Put a glob of peanut butter mixture in each of your molds. Spread it out so there is no peanut butter sticking out of the top of the mold. Once the cups are filled, pour a thin layer of chocolate on top of the peanut butter to seal it in. Place the cups in the freezer to harden, and then eat them. Enjoy!