Monday, December 22, 2014

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
















I love home-baked treats during the Holidays, don't you? Whether it's warm, homemade bread, rich fudge, or delicious cookies, there's nothing better than a plate of handmade goodies from your friends and family.

My mom was the queen of Christmas baking! Every year she'd create a delicious smorgasbord of Holiday treats that would rival even the finest bakery in France! From her homemade Turtles to here devil's food cake cookie sandwiches, everything coming out of our home oven was a treat beyond compare.

By far, one of my favorite treats she would make were here Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups! Rich, tasty, and packed full of peanut-buttery goodness, these cups were the perfect addition to any family Holiday party or get-together. That's why I knew I had to make them here for all of you! Using our extremely versatile Powdered Peanut Butter, I've re-created my mom's infamous cups just in time for your Christmas gathering. Best of all, this is a no-bake recipe, and these cups can be made in under an hour! You can't beat that! Let's get to making some Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups!

Ingredients:
2 cups Honeyville Powdered Peanut Butter + 1/2 cup Water
2 1/2 cups Dark Chocolate Chips
2 Tbsp Butter

Yields: 12 cups

Directions:
First, reconstitute your peanut butter.












To do so, combine peanut butter powder with 1/2 cup water and stir until thick and pasty. You want your consistency to be similar to cookie dough.












Roll peanut butter into 12 round balls, just a bit smaller than a ping pong ball. Place in the refrigerator for 15 minutes to set up.












Next, melt 1 Tbsp butter and 1 cup of dark chocolate together.












In a muffin tin pan prepared with muffin paper cups, pour a thin, bottom layer in each cup with your melted chocolate. This will give you the bottom of your cups. Place in the freezer for 15 minutes.












Remove cups once set up and place peanut butter balls in each cup.

Melt remaining chocolate and butter together. Pour remaining chocolate over peanut butter in cups, place in freezer and allow 15 minutes to set up. Remove, and serve.












These peanut butter cups are not only large and in charge, their taste is out of this world! The rich, dark chocolate, combined with the creamy peanut butter, gives you a snack that you will love one bite at a time! If you're not a dark chocolate fan, simply substitute milk chocolate chips instead and enjoy all the taste and texture.












It isn't Christmas without decadent treats, and nothings more enjoyable than these amazing Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups!

2 comments:

Susan said...

Can I use real nut butters or does it have to be powdered?

In The Kitchen With Honeyville said...

Hi Susan!

Our Powdered Peanut Butter is made from real peanuts. It's everything that peanut butter is, so you don't have to worry about that. I'm not sure how using other nut butters would work, as the consistency might change a bit.