Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups Recipe

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Joan Williames


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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

How to Make Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups


  • 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.
  • 6Chill.
  • 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.

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About Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Course/Dish: Candies, Chocolate
Other Tag: Quick & Easy