Homemade Dark Chocolate Salty Peanut Butter Cups

I’ve been dying to make these since I came back from the US. I bought a bunch of candy and chocolate molds at Hobby Lobby. There are a lot of things you can put in a cup mold but I had to do peanut butter first! I used dark chocolate and made a salty peanut butter filling so it wasn’t too much an imitation Reese’s.

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Best $1.99 I spent!

300g dark chocolate (I like using a baking chocolate that sets easily)
3/4 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup icing sugar
1/4 tsp salt
sprinkles, nuts or peanut butter drizzle for extra decoration
1. Melt chocolate in a microwave safe bowl for one and a half minutes, stir, and let cool for a few minutes.
2. Make the peanut butter filling by mixing the peanut butter, icing sugar and salt in a medium sized bowl.
3. Using a pastry brush brush the inside of each cup thoroughly. Make sure it is even and not too thin.

don’t make a mess all over the tray like I did

4. Place in the freezer for 10 minutes.

5. Take out of the freezer and put 1 teaspoon of peanut butter filling in each cup

6. Spoon melted chocolate over the peanut butter covering it completely but not spilling over. Add any extra decorations at this point before the chocolate sets. Tap the tray once on the counter to level and let out any air bubbles.
7. Put back in the freezer (on a level surface) for 15-20 minutes. Take out of the freezer turn upside down and tap each cup. They should fall out like ice from an ice cube tray.

8. Add any peanut butter drizzle after they come out of the freezer. This won’t set.
I think they taste good cold so I keep them in the refrigerator. They are dangerously addictive!

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  1. OMG, I think I drooled a little bit on myself.

  2. i wanna make some of these! Have to find a mold at Joanne Fabrics.

  3. Baking Addict

    Wow! These look amazing. I love chocolate and peanut butter. I have to get my hands on one of those molds now! :)

  4. Cupcake Kelly

    anyone in the UK can get a Wilton brand mold (similiar to the one I've got) at Hobby Craft http://direct.hobbycraft.co.uk/productdetail.asp?productcatalogue=346526 for £2.49. They also now have candy melts to use with them now as well. i think some pink cups would be so fun!


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