Saturday, July 02, 2005

Decadent peanut butter cups

Decadent peanut butter cups

440g Smooth Peanut Butter
225g Confectioners' Sugar
50g Brown Sugar
500g Good Quality Dark Chocolate
90g softened butter, divided (60g and 30g)

In a mixer place the peanut butter, both sugars and 60g of softened butter into the bowl. Mix on medium until well combined. This will be fairly soft and a little tacky.

Place between 1/2 to 1 tablespoon of the peanut butter mixture into shallow candy cups (you can use muffin papers if you couldnt find them). How much you place depends on how big your cups are. Try to fill them about 1/2 full and smooth the top with your finger.

After all papers are filled, melt the chocolate over a double boiler or in a microwave. If doing in the microwave try and use half power for 2-3 minutes - mixing every 30 seconds. When melted stir in the remaining butter (30g) and place in the microwave for 30 seconds or back over the double boiler until the butter starts to melt. Mix the two together well.

Spoon the chocolate evenly over each cup. If needed, very carefully smooth the chocolate with a knife or place a thin spatula underneath the paper and gently shake back and forth. Place the filled cups into the refrigerator until the chocolate is set. If you want a firmer peanut butter layer go ahead and place in the freezer.


  1. These look awesome - I can't wait to try them. I attend a cookie exchange every Christmas and these would make a nice change. Thanks for sharing.

  2. where did you find the candy cups and did you use natural pb?

  3. Alysha - Thanks! I agree this would be a great item to share!

    Randi - I found them at a local cake supply store. I did not use natural PB as it doesn't have the added sweetness that commerical ones do. I wouldn't mind trying it with it though!

  4. Joe- I wasnt sure what type of mold you used, but I saw some Reeses brand ones in exact peanut butter cup shapes made from flexible silicone at Le Gourmet Chef. I love that store!