I love peanut butter. It’s no secret.
I love it with jelly or honey or bananas…
…and always when paired with chocolate.
These homemade peanut butter cups need to be made, by you.
Then you should share them.
Give ’em away, because let me tell you…these little treats are addicting.
Did I also mention that these little homespun peanut butter cups are so super easy.
It’s all just melting, stirring, spooning, and melting and spooning again. Spooning is good.
Easy as pie. Actually, way easier than pie…since pie is almost NEVER easy for me. Ever.
Homemade Peanut Butter Cups
adapted from This Homemade Life
Let me just note that these are not like the beloved Reese’s. These peanut butter cups are a homemade confection, they get soft quickly at room temp and contain graham crackers as a binder. They also aren’t covered in waxy chocolate, which to me is a bonus…not that I haven’t devoured an innumerable amount of reese’s in my 26 years…
I used coconut oil instead of butter because I had just enough left in my jar and it seemed like a good idea. Do what you want.
1/4 cup coconut oil or butter
3/4 cup peanut butter (i used a natural one)
3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup confectioners sugar
pinch of salt
3/4 cup chocolate chips
chopped peanuts, graham crumbs, or sea salt for garnish.
Line a 24 count mini mufin tin with liners. Set aside.
In a small saucepan melt coconut oil over medium heat. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter, graham crumbs, sugar, and salt until combined. Spoon scant tablespoons of the mixture into prepared cups. Place in refrigerator while you melt the chocolate.
Melt chocolate in a microwave safe bowl in 10 second bursts, stirring between each trip to the microwave, until melted and smooth. Spoon melted chocolate over each peanut butter cup. Top with desired garnishes and refrigerate until set, about 45 minutes.
And, for really no reason at all, my foto “studio”.
Note that the lamp, coasters, and other random crap that reside on this table during “off” hours are all piled on the green armchair to the right.
I don’t really have any other gear besides my camera, but I make it work. I use a piece of foam board to bounce the light. High tech stuff here.
Bloggers, where do you take your photos?