Peanut Butter Cups

Peanut Butter Cups

I have the hardest time deciding what the best chocolate flavor pairing is! I love coconut and chocolate, and I love fruit and chocolate, and I love caramel and chocolate, but the peanut butter and chocolate combo is a classic. There was that 80s Reese’s commercial where the guy was walking down the street eating chocolate and the girl was walking down the street eating peanut butter and they bump into each other, and boom! Chocolate peanut butter deliciousness! Such a perfect combination. There are so many awesome ways to combine these flavors, but you can’t go wrong with classic chocolate peanut butter cups.

Pile of Peanut Butter Cups in gold paper wrappers

I’m a particularly huge fan of the Trader Joe’s peanut butter cups. You know, the ones just staring you in the eyes while you wait in line to check out. And then you suddenly have chocolate-covered cherries, peanut butter cups, and a couple 75 cent wafer bars in addition to the 2 things you actually went in for. No? Just me? Okay, cool.

Stack of peanut butter cups with a pile of peanut butter cups in the background

Well now I don’t have to be tempted in the checkout line anymore. Cause I am bringing you the quickest, easiest, most delicious peanut butter cup recipe of all time. There are only three ingredients, it takes, like, 5 minutes, and then just toss them in the freezer for about a half-hour and they’re ready to go! So for those of you who like to eat desserts, but don’t like the baking, these are no-bake too!

Pile of peanut butter cups off to the left of the frame

These are great for gifts, or even better to keep a stash in your fridge for yourself!

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Peanut Butter Cups

Prep Time5 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 12 cups

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips I used dark chocolate

Instructions

  • Combine the peanut butter and powdered sugar until the peanut butter is no longer sticky. You may need a little extra powdered sugar.
  • Roll the peanut butter into 12 balls, pressing each slightly flat to form patties. Set aside.
  • Line a mini muffin pan with 12 paper liners. (Greasing the pan does not work well for this, so it's really best to use paper liners here.)
  • In a double boiler, melt chocolate chips. (To do this, put the chocolate chips in a heatproof bowl, and place the bowl in a pot of boiling water. Ideally, the bowl will not come into contact with water. It's best to use a bowl large enough to prevent the water from getting into the bowl.)
  • Spoon a small amount of melted chocolate into the bottom of each paper liner.
  • Press a peanut butter patty into each cup on top of the melted chocolate.
  • Spoon melted chocolate over top of the peanut butter patty, making sure it gets on the sides of the patty as well, filling the cup to the top.
  • Place in the freezer for approximately 30 minutes, or until chocolate has hardened.
  • Allow to sit out for a few minutes before eating. I store these in my fridge or freezer.

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