Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Sweet Snacks

Sometimes, well most of the time actually, I crave a bit of chocolate in the afternoon.  I'm just looking for a little bite to satisfy my sweet tooth.  These homemade peanut butter cups definitely do the trick.

I used semisweet chocolate to give the cups a richer taste than the average peanut butter cup, although I would love to try these again with dark chocolate.  These are a delicious little treat or snack and are super easy and quick to make!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
Makes 8

1/2 cup chocolate chips
heavy cream
1/3 cup peanut butter
1 1/2 tbs powdered sugar
2 tsp flour

Microwave half of the chocolate chips with a tablespoons of heavy cream for a minute.  Remove from microwave and stir until the chocolate has completely melted.  If the chocolate is too thick, add a bit more heavy cream.  (You want it just thin enough to pour.)  Line a mini muffin pan with eight papers, and pour a thin layer of chocolate into each.  Cover and place in the freezer to set for a few minutes.

Combine peanut butter, powdered sugar, and flour in a bowl, and mix until smooth.  Set aside.  Melt the remaining chocolate chips using the same method as before.  Set aside.  Remove the pan from the freezer and place a spoonful of peanut butter mixture in each cup.  Pour chocolate over each one until the peanut butter is covered.  Place pan in the freezer for an hour to let the chocolate harden.  Store in freezer or refrigerator.

Bon Appétit,

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