Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

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Joan Williames


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  • 2 c
    milk chocolate chips
  • 2 Tbsp
    vegetable shortening
  • 24
    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


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

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About Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

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

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