Monday, August 23, 2010

Peanut Butter Cups

Who wouldn't want peanut buttter cups, HOMEMADE peanut butter cups especially? These are super easy to make and so yummy!!

You will need:
Medium Tartlet Tray
8 oz. peanut butter
1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
1/2 stick margarine at room temp.
1 tsp. vanilla
pinch of salt
2 lbs of chocolate (I used the Wiltons from Michaels, but Merckel is recommended; I couldn't find it in a store though. And I think the milk chocolate tasted best)

Mix all ingredients together in bowl, except the chocolate, until smooth. Mixture should be a little sticky. If it is too sticky to roll in balls, add a little more powerdered sugar. Place Roul'Pat on the counter and experiment with spoonfuls. I found it easier to make tbsp balls and flatten out a little so it's not rounded on top. Make enough shapes to fill tray (20+ depending on how many trays you'll do). Place Tartlet Tray on Perforated Baking Sheet and set aside. Melt the chocolate in a double broiler on stove, or in microwave at 50% power. Stir frequently. Pour a spoonful in bottom of tray, just enough to cover, about 1/4-1/3 full. Gently place peanut butter shapes in chocolate. Top with melted chocolate just enough to completely cover peanut butter and fill shape. Place tray in freezer about 5-10 minutes. Remove from freezer and unmold. You can decorate as well with melted chocolate (a different colored one). Can wrap and give as gifts, or gobble them up...enjoy :) We have...quite a few times.

From Demarle's Dessert Cookbook

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