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Easy Peanut Butter Cups

Peanut Butter Cups

Happy Halloween!  🎉🎃👻.  Whether you’re spending the day at a party, handing out candy, eating all the candy, or watching as many horror movies as you can (all of these options sound great to me), I hope you have the best day!

Here are Gus and Oliver, all ready to binge watch horror movies on Netflix. They know what it’s about.  I was going to try to fit them into Halloween costumes and pose them for you, but…cats.  They’ll do what they want.  So instead I snapped this little moment of brotherly love.  Just wait, boys.  When Christmas rolls around I’m getting you into those sweaters of yours. 😉

Halloween Boys

For every holiday I always have a few treats I have to make.  Every Christmas I have to make peppermint bark cookies, and every Halloween I have to make these peanut butter cups.  Why do peanut butter cups equal Halloween to me?  I have no idea. 😜. Now that I think of it, I’ve been to a couple Christmas parties in the past where people brought homemade peanut butter cups.  I guess somewhere I just decided that since people hand out Reese’s, peanut butter cups equal Halloween.  It’s Amanda logic, just go with it. 😎

Peanut butter cups

Usually when I see peanut butter cup recipes they’re made in mini cupcake tins.  This is a very sensible idea.  How big of a bite do you really need?  Of course…the only problem with that is that I’m the kind of gal that looks away at the last second when I’m slicing myself a piece of cake.  Oops, was that a little big?  Oh well, I guess I’ll have to eat it.  Haha.

So, to make a long story short, these are pretty generously sized peanut butter cups, sure to leave the ghouls and goblins in your house with big grins on their faces.  It’s a holiday, right?  Throw caution to the wind!

Have a happy Halloween!

Peanut Butter Cups

Adapted from A Peanut Butter Cup recipe on VeganChocolate.com

5.0 from 1 reviews
Easy Peanut Butter Cups
 
Ingredients
  • 12 cupcake liners
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. Line a normal sized cupcake tin with cupcake liners
  2. In a medium bowl heat the chocolate chips in the microwave on 30 second intervals, stirring between each interval. Do this until chocolate is completely melted and smooth.
  3. Spoon half the chocolate into the cupcake liners.
  4. Freeze for ten minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, mix together peanut butter and powdered sugar in a heatproof bowl until blended.
  6. Place in the microwave for 1 minute, then stir. This loosens the peanut butter up, making it easier to spread.
  7. Take the cupcake pan out of the freezer, and spread the peanut butter equally over each cup.
  8. Place in the freezer for another ten minutes.
  9. Check he remaining chocolate. If it has thickened up too much while waiting, place in the microwave for another 20-30 seconds.
  10. After the peanut butter has set up, take the pan out of the freezer and place remaining chocolate equally over the peanut butter.
  11. Freeze for an hour, then keep in the fridge.

 

{ 14 comments… add one }
  • Eva @ Eva Bakes November 1, 2015, 3:24 pm

    Love these homemade PB cups! No funky ingredients in these! 😉

    • Amanda November 2, 2015, 10:22 am

      I know. That’s what I love about homemade candy. When you look at the ingredients on a store-bought candy bar sometimes it just leaves you in disbelief. I don’t know how they can fit so much junk in there.

  • Anne November 1, 2015, 5:08 pm

    Love these! I might make them just to make up for the lack of candy in my house 😛

    • Amanda November 2, 2015, 10:22 am

      Thanks, Anne. That sounds like a great idea!

  • annie@ciaochowbambina November 2, 2015, 9:57 am

    So, I too use Amanda logic when it comes to Halloween…the more peanut butter cups – the better! And when they’re this big – forget about it! Great photos, my friend! You captured your logic in pictures splendidly!

    • Amanda November 2, 2015, 10:23 am

      Thank you so much, Annie! You just really can’t have too many peanut butter cups, can you? Haha.

  • Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary November 2, 2015, 11:02 am

    Who doesn’t love peanut butter cups? A crazy person maybe! These easy peanut butter cups are fabulous, girlfriend! Hope you have a wonderful weekend and a happy Halloween! If I was you, I would have stayed home and devoured these bad boys! 😉 Cheers!

    • Amanda November 3, 2015, 2:27 pm

      Haha. I ate so many of these. Seriously. It probably should have been embarrassing, but I have no shame when it comes to sweets! 🙂 I had a great Halloween and I hope you did too. Have a great week!

  • Michele @ Two Raspberries November 2, 2015, 5:57 pm

    this are the best! so easy and PB cups are one of my FAVORITES!!! great recipe here! YUM! 😉

    • Amanda November 3, 2015, 2:29 pm

      Thank you so much, Michele! I love peanut butter cups too. It was a beautiful, beautiful day when someone first decided to mix chocolate with peanut butter. I’m not sure what they were doing, but they were brilliant. 🙂

  • Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks November 2, 2015, 6:21 pm

    Homemade peanut butter cups? Yes, please! I like that they are “generously sized” because one little bite is just a tease. Your boys are adorable and I can’t wait to see them in their Christmas sweaters! I’m sure that is a sight to behold!

    • Amanda November 3, 2015, 2:30 pm

      Thank you! “Generously sized” is pretty much the name of the game with me when it comes to desserts in general. Haha. I can’t wait to get the boys into their little Christmas outfits. I actually have my eye on a new one to buy. I’m sure they’ll be thrilled. 🙂

  • Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen November 3, 2015, 2:30 am

    No one can say No to PB. These peanut butter cups look indeed easy and yum. YUMMY.

    • Amanda November 3, 2015, 2:31 pm

      Thank you so much!

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