Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Healthy Peanut Butter Cups!

Reece's Peanut Butter cups are my son's favorite candy of all time, but I really hate buying them and having him eat all the junk they use in commercial candies.  (Yes, he's 18, but still my baby boy!)  

A friend sent me this wonderful, simple recipe this morning for homemade peanut butter squares.  I tweaked the instructions a bit for cups and will use organic sugar, peanut butter, real butter and dark chocolate chips (gotta have those antioxidants!):

1 box confectioner's sugar
1 softened stick of butter
1 12 oz. jar of peanut butter (creamy or crunchy)

1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips

  • Knead confectioner's sugar, peanut butter, and butter together.
  • Put liners in mini-muffin cups.
  • Fill mini-muffin cups 1/2 full with peanut butter mixture. Press until firmly in bottom of each cup. 
  • Melt bag of chocolate chips in microwave.  Spoon chocolate over peanut butter mixture until just covered - or thicker for us chocoholics  ;) 
  • Refrigerate cups until set well, then invert pan to remove.  
  • Set upright on a platter for serving, or arrange in a tin with wax paper between layer for gift-giving.
Be sure to keep cool to prevent melting in containers.

Yummy & a little more healthy than store-bought!  :)


Michelle said...

one of my favorite recipes! i'm not skilled enough to make the cups....i just roll them in to balls

SharoniusThunk said...

YUM!!!! Will hafta try these.