Black Friday Peanut Butter Cups

It was just what the afternoon after thanksgiving called for: homemade peanut butter candy πŸ™‚ Can I get an amen?

Gather your supplies (chocolate, PB, milk, and powdered sugar) and put some of this on the stereo:

And let’s get to work.

First, start melting your chocolate. Simply dump a bag of chocolate chips in a pan, and set it to low heat.

When all the chip lumps are smoothed out, it’s done. Take it off the burner. Grease a muffin tin and spoon a layer of chocolate into the bottom of each cup. The sooner you can do this, the better, as the chocolate will begin to solidify as it cools, making it hard to spread.

Slide these guys into the fridge for 15 minutes, or so, to speed up the hardening process. While that’s happening, mix up your PB concoction. Mix together:

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbs. milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

After the 15 minutes of fridge time are up, spread a layer of PB mess on the bottom chocolate layer. Then slide it into the fridge for another 15 minutes.

While you’re waiting, admire the fact that you’re still wearing your ariats from this morning’s horseback ride. Note the joy that this brings your soul. Both the boots. And the memories of the (freezing and frigid) ride.

OK. Maybe that’s just me. Well then. Admire your mom’s lovely red and white kitchen. And make a note that when you have a kitchen of your own, you want it to be a bright color. OK. Maybe that’s just me, again. Regardless.

Alright, 15 minutes are up! Take the leftover chocolate, and reheat over low until it’s liquid-esque again. Add a top layer of chocolate, and slide the muffin tin into the fridge again. After 15 minutes of cooling, they are ready to serve.

Note that these lovely (OK, they’re kind of ugly. Please don’t tell them. They have esteem issues, and cling to the fact that they taste like heaven, despite the fact that they aren’t beautiful) desserts need to be refrigerated up until the second you want to eat them. They melt at a pretty fast rate. Consider yourself warned.

I wanna know: Did you go black friday shopping? If yes, did you find good deals? If no, what did you do?

8 thoughts on “Black Friday Peanut Butter Cups

  1. I went shopping. It was alright, got some good stuff, not as good as previous years. Have done most my shopping on amazon.com and had it shipped to me for free. Much easier. So this recipe is going to get made, it looks amazing.

  2. I was one of those who worked so that others could shop. It was a good night/morning. Two days off with a family dinner Saturday will complete a good weekend.

  3. I have been meaning to make peanut butter cups for a while now and keep not doing it! I am going to use muffin cups to make them, because then you get the ridge-y edge just like Reese’s! πŸ˜€

    • Do it! They were tasty. I had little muffin cups at first, but they kept spreading out until they were flat and it was just a hassle. So I said, Forget this! and did it that way. I agree though, the ridge-y edged reese’s look makes them much prettier!

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