Most of the time, we come up with our own ideas for projects here at Hipsteaders. But sometimes, friends request something specific. Today’s treat comes to you because I was asked (REPEATEDLY) to make it. There were subtle hints, demands, earnest pleas…I finally got sick of it. So here are homemade peanut butter cups!
This is an easy one. You should really try it! I’m gonna try to make it look as simple as possible to encourage you to just go for it.
I did not use a recipe. It is too simple to need a recipe. Start with chocolate candy coating. It comes in big bricks in a microwaveable paper tray. You should consider buying some pretzels in case you have some leftover chocolate at the end of this project. Or coffee beans. Or cashews. Ok, I’m getting a little off track here…
Put this in the microwave and cook it until it melts. I recommend thirty second bursts, stirring in between, until the coating is just melted enough to work with. Then grab your mold. Mine was really cheap at JoAnn’s–I will be picking up some more the next time I go so I won’t have to do one batch at time.
Drop about a teaspoon or so of coating in the bottom and use the back of a small spoon to swirl it around each cup of the mold, making sure to evenly cover the bottom and get a little on the sides, too.
Now mix up some filling. I used the same ingredients I use when I make buckeyes–half a cup of peanut butter, half a cup of confectioner’s powdered sugar, two tablespoons of butter, and a little sprinkle of salt.
Mix well. A little microwaving helped things along.
Now drop about a teaspoon of this into each cup.
Top it off with more chocolate candy coating.
Put them in the fridge until set and then…