Homemade Peanut Butter Cups



The hardest part of these blogs for me is writing the blurbs.  I figure that I could probably just post recipes and pictures, but that seems awfully impersonal and unchallenging-and an objective of this blog is to challenge myself.

The problem is, there isn’t really much to say at any given moment.  I struggle to decide what to talk about and then I write a whole little blurb, realize it has no relevance to the recipe, and delete it.

So, maybe I need to just ramble a bit, and eventually I will find some inspiration.  When that inspiration comes I’m sure the blog posts will roll in, but until then, I’m vacationing in Taiwan, eating exotic food, and daydreaming about these homemade peanut butter cups.

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips (1 bag)*
  • 1 TBS shortening or butter
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ¾ cup powdered (confectioners) sugar
  • 2/3 cups crushed graham crackers*
  • ½ tsp salt
  1. Melt together the chocolate chips and 1 TBS shortening or butter.
  2. In another bowl, stir together the butter, peanut butter, sugar, crushed crackers, and salt.
  3. Set out cupcake liners (~30 mini).
  4. Divide the filling into ~30 parts, about 1 ½ TSP’S each part. Freeze the parts until hardened, and then shape each into a small disk.
  5. In each cupcake liner, place about one TSP on the melted chocolate.
  6. Press one part of the filling on top of the melted chocolate.
  7. Top the recipe of the cupcake liner with chocolate.  The filling should be totally submerged.
  8. Repeat the process for all cups, freeze until hardened, and then enjoy!

*I used semi sweet since I didn’t have milk chocolate.  They were still delicious.

**I used crushed ritz crackers