Friday, March 13, 2009

Peanut Butter Cups

I don't know what happened at Christmas time but I bought a ton of chocolate and chocolate chips. So here I am losing weight and chocolate is not really a big part of my life. What to do with all that chocolate? Easter is coming. I thought instead of spending a ton on Easter candy, why not make my own.

Peanut Butter Cups

2/3 cup Nilla Wafers crushed (or Graham Crackers)
1 1/4 cups peanut butter
1 cup confectioners sugar
3 cups chocolate, chopped

Combine crushed cookies with peanut butter. Blend in confectioners sugar. You should have a mixture that is almost like a smooth dough. If it seems dry, add a little more peanut butter.

Place half of chopped chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. Heat in microwave for 45 seconds. Stir. Heat 45 seconds. Stir. Keep going until your chocolate is melted.

With a teaspoon place a small amount of chocolate into paper line mini muffin cups. Use the spoon to slather the chocolate up the sides of the cup. Let harden or place in refrigerator.

Spoon a small amount of the peanut mixture into the cup, leaving enough space to add the final layer of chocolate on top. Place in freezer, until hardened.

Heat remainder of chocolate in a bowl and cover the peanut mixture in the cups. Let harden, preferably in the refrigerator.


Cristine said...

I love PB cups! I think I'll give these a go! They look great!

vibi said...

Boy! What patience you have... and what courage to compete with Reese's!

They look great and I can only imagine how tasty they are! Bravo!

Nila Rosa said...

Peanut butter and chocolate.*drool*

Does the addition of wafers add texture or taste? or both?

Sheila said...

I am such a glutton for punishment; I have to make these. The sad thing is I probably won't share them and I will gain back all the weight I have lost!

Murasaki Shikibu said...

I'm trying to diet here but I can't stop looking at food blogs and I'm not losing any weight!

Grace said...

nicely done, lori--they're identical to reese's stuff except they contain tlc. :)

Lori said...

Christine- I am sure you will love them.

Vibi- It was relaxing to make actually. Painting the chocolate up the sides.

Nila Rosa- It does add a little texture, similar to Reese's . It also helps to give it body to hold up to the melted chocolate. It does not really add taste.

Shiela- NOOOOO Dont do it. I ate two but I think I am okay now.

Murasaki- I have that same problem, thats why I havent gone to many sites that I adroe. WAY too tempting.

Barbara said...

lori thank you for your kind words on Jen's blog. My boys would love these PB cups....even though they are grown up.