I am so crazy about the combination of peanut butter and chocolate. It's the mixture of salt and sweet, I yell, drooling as I rip open another bag of M&M's. Well, I figured out how to make peanut butter cups for myself, and it's actually suprisingly easy CONSIDERING THEY TASTE LIKE HEAVEN.
Let's do this.
150g of peanut butter. I used smooth, but I think crunchy would work well too. I just wasn't feeling that adventurous.
Icing sugar. At least 100g, but you probably won't need to use all that.
300g of milk chocolate.
Melt 200g of the chocolate by putting a thick bottomed round dish over a saucepan of water. Bring the water to the boil and then when the chocolate starts melting turn the heat right down so the chocolate doesn't burn.
When the chocolate has melted put about one and a half tablespoons into a cupcake case. I then used a little brush to get the chocolate onto the sides of the case. You could also use a spoon.
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When you've done each one put it in the fridge so the chocolate sets. This recipe made 10 peanut butter cups for me. I had a bit of melted chocolate left over which I kept for later.
Put the peanut butter in a bowl and add the icing sugar gradually, a tablespoon at a time until you're happy with the taste and the consistency.
This is my favourite peanut butter.
The first time I did these I added too much icing sugar and the mixture became too crumbly, so go easy there soldier. I also added a bit of sea salt at this point but you don't have too.
When the chocolate in the cases has set, take them out the fridge and put a tablespoon of the peanut butter mixture into them.
Press the mix down with the back of a spoon to make it even. Melt the rest of the chocolate with the left over melted chocolate (if you haven't eaten it) and then cover the peanut butter with chocolate.
Put them in the fridge again. Wait and hour, then eat them.
You could use dark chocolate, or white. Or you could use dark chocolate for the bottom and then milk or white for the top so they're stripy. Or you could marble the chocolate together.
You could use different types of nut butter, or make your own!
You could use muffin cases and make HUGE ones.
That is all.