Monday, February 9, 2015

Heart Peanut Butter Cups

I figured I would try making some homemade peanut butter cups for my honey. Since Valentine's Day is approaching, I figured I would make them in a heart shape. What a perfect Valentine to make instead of buying his traditional box of peanut butter cups. My daughter ate most of this dessert. She loved them. I told her she could easily make them since they are made by the microwave. My husband said they tasted just like the ones I buy him which is a nice compliment when you are trying to duplicate a recipe. If you are looking for something more handmade then bought for Valentine's Day, this is a nice gift.
Heart Peanut Butter Cups
1 (12 oz.) bag of milk chocolate chips
1 cup reduced fat peanut butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar plus more for the pan
1/8 tsp sea salt

  1. Spray a heart shape cookie pan with nonstick baking spray.
  2. Dust the pan with powder sugar.
  3. In a microwave safe bowl, add the chocolate chips.
  4. Microwave the chocolate for two minutes. 
  5. Gently stir and allow the chocolate to sit for one minute. 
  6. Coat the bottom and sides of the cookie pan with the chocolate. 
  7. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  8. In a microwave safe bowl, combine the peanut butter with the powdered sugar and salt.
  9. Microwave the peanut butter mixture for 1 minute.
  10. Spoon a little of the peanut butter mixture into the chilled chocolate cups. 
  11. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  12. Remicrowave the remaining harden chocolate for 30 to 60 seconds.
  13. Spoon the chocolate over the top of the peanut butter to cover. 
  14. Chill the chocolate until hardened. 
  15. If the chocolate isn't easily removed from the pan then carefully emerge the bottom of the pan into hot water. Make sure the chocolate doesn't touch the chocolate.
Recipe adapted from Todd Wilbur's Top Secret Recipes.

One year ago.........................I made Borscht Soup.
Two years ago.......................I made Chinese Chicken Noodles.
Three years ago....................I made Cream Cheese Lemon Cookies.
Did you already know..........................
-In 1928, H. B. Reese (former shipping employee of Hersey's Chocolate) created the Reese's Peanut Butter Cup.
-In 1930, the Reese's Peanut Butter cups sold for $.01.
-In 1963, the Reese's company was sold to Hersey Chocolate Company.

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