Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Requested Recipe - 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. Those look great! Do you think they would go well with a crunchy biscuit layer on the bottom as well or is the firm pb all you need?

  2. Thanks Joe for sharing the recipe!!! :)

  3. i make these all the time, except in bar form. your presentation is a lot nicer though.

  4. is the confectionars sugar like powder or the regular fine grain table sugar? just checking before giving them a go :)

  5. Catesa, confectioners' sugar is just another name for powdered sugar, according to epicurious. :) And thanks so much, Joe for typing this up for us!

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  7. thank you Crystal, i just had to be sure because theres no real Dutch translation for confectioner's sugar but powder sugar i definitley know ;)

  8. Great idea to use the muffin cups--or even in bar form as another commenter helpfully mentioned above!

    Thanks Joe I am printing this out!


  9. Thanks crystal for answering Catesa's question!

    Let me know if anyone has any questions! I hope they turn out well if you make them!

  10. stuffs mouth full of treats and runs away shoving one in pocket

  11. You could make them more like real Reece's by rolling out the peanut butter about an inch thick then cutting out small circles with a buscuit cutter (or whatever is on hand, an empty spice jar would work). Place the circles in the paper cups then spoon the chcolate over the peanut butter circles!