Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
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- 2 c
- milk chocolate chips
- 2 Tbsp
- vegetable shortening
- paper candy cups, 1 inch
- 3/4 c
- peanut butter, creamy
- 3/4 c
- confectioners' sugar
- 1 Tbsp
- butter, melted
1Combine over hot, not boiling, water, the milk chocolate chips and vegetable shortening.
2Stir until the chips are melted and the mixture is smooth.
3Remove from the heat but keep over the hot water.
4Coat the inside of the candy cups by using 1 teaspoon of the chocolate mixture for each cup.
5Place the candy cups in the palm of your hand and rotate gently, using a narrow rubber spatula to push the chocolate up the sides of the cup.
7PEANUT BUTTER FILLING: In a small bowl, combine the peanut butter, confectioners' sugar and butter, mixing until well blended.
8Using slightly rounded teaspoonfuls, shape the peanut butter filling into balls.
9Place 1 ball in each chilled cup and press lightly with your fingers to flatten.
10Spoon 1 level teaspoon of the reserved chocolate mixture on top and smooth over to seal.
11Chill until firm, about 45 minutes.
12Store in airtight container in the refrigerator.