I am in the mood for candy. Like, really in the mood.
Ok, ok, before you all start going crazy on me wondering why I would make my own candy when it is Halloween, knowing that I am soon going to be buried in candy, so on and so on, please, just hear me out.
These peanut butter cups are not just any candy. They are the richest, most decadent, most delicious morsel of candy you will pop into your mouth this Halloween…or all year for that matter. Layers of dark chocolate sandwich a thick peanut butter spread that just melts in your mouth. These will quickly become your favorite candy. They are so much better than the overly sweet, overly processed candy the kids will come home with after trick or treating.
You will never want any other peanut butter cup again after tasting these. Especially, when you see how easy they are!
Homemade Peanut Butter Cups
Makes 12 Large Size Peanut Butter Cups or 24 Mini Cups
1/2 cup natural (unsweetened) peanut butter (chunky or smooth-your choice)
2 tbslp honey
2 cups dark chocolate chips, melted
Melt chocolate chips in a microwave by placing chips in a microwave safe bowl and heating in 30 second increments and stirring each time, until smooth and completely melted. In a microwave safe bowl, mix peanut butter and honey together. Place in microwave for about one minute or until soft and creamy. If you are making large cups, use a muffin pan, and if you are making mini cups, use a mini muffin tin. This helps the muffin liners stay steady as you are adding all of the ingredients. Place muffin liners in your tin of choice. For large cups, spoon 2 teaspoons of melted chocolate into tin, and for mini cups, spoon 1 teaspoon. Spread it so it covers the bottom of the liner. Repeat with all liners. Place pan in the freezer to harden chocolate quickly. Remove from freezer and place 2 tsp of peanut butter (large) or 1 tsp of peanut butter (small) on top of the hardened chocolate. Drizzle 2 teaspoons of chocolate over the peanut butter (large) or 1 teaspoon of chocolate if you are making the mini ones. Place back in the freezer for five minutes. Remove pan. Pop peanut butter cups out and try not to devour all at once! Store in an airtight container in the fridge for two weeks or the freezer for two months. Enjoy!