What’s for dessert? Peanut Butter Cups!

Prepare your own homemade peanut butter cups and impress your guests with an irresistible sweet-tooth temptation.
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  • 60 min
  • 10 min

Ingredients (serves 12 people)

  • 2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 4 tablespoons shortening
  • 24 sturdy, foil mini-cupcake liners


  1. In a large bowl, mix peanut butter, butter, salt, vanilla and confectioner's sugar until well combined. Set aside 

  2. Melt chocolate and shortening in the microwave for 1 minute. Remove from microwave and stir. Return bowl to microwave for 30 seconds. Remove and stir 

  3. Pour chocolate into each liner about 1/3 full and allow it to cool for 2 minutes

  4. Add 1 teaspoon of peanut butter filling to the middle of each cup and fill the rest of the cup with the remaining chocolate

  5. Refrigerate the peanut butter cups for 1 hour before serving


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