These peanut butter cups only take a few minutes (not counting the chilling time for layers) and would be a great project for kids. You can do any nut butter you like, add mini chocolate chips, dried fruit, nuts…the options are all up to you. Homemade candies also make really sweet and thoughtful gifts.
Peanut Butter Cups
1 1/4 Cups of Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter (no stir)
1/3 Cup of Organic Coconut Sugar
4 Bars (3oz each) Organic 70% Dark Chocolate
34 Mini Candy Cups
In a double boiler or a pan with a bowl over the top (which is how I do it), melt the chocolate. In a small bowl combine the peanut butter and sugar and soften in the microwave for 20 seconds (you can also do it in a pan if you don’t use a microwave).
Spread out the candy cups on a cookie tray, this will make it easy to move them to the fridge or outside to chill between layers.
Drop a small amount of chocolate in the bottom of each cup and chill until set. Then drop a dollop of the peanut butter mixture into each cup. Tap the tray lightly on the counter until the peanut butter levels out (doesn’t have to be perfect). Chill for 20 minutes. Drop a small amount of chocolate on top of each cup and swirl to cover the top. Chill until set and store in fridge in an airtight container.
Boy these are hard to stay away from. I’ve found myself enjoying several of these throughout the day.
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