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Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

You can really use any chocolate combination you like. The better quality chocolate it is, the better the chocolate peanut butter cups will taste! This recipe will make 12 regular sized chocolate peanut butter cups (similar to a 12 count muffin tin size).
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: The cook time is actually the cooling time in the fridge. Allow for at least one hour total.
Servings: 12 cups
Author: Hip Foodie Mom

Ingredients

  • 4 oz semi-sweet chocolate
  • 4 oz bittersweet chocolate
  • 4 oz milk chocolate
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter or all natural crunchy peanut butter
  • Maldon sea salt optional
  • mini or regular sized cupcake liners

Instructions

  • Prepare your muffin tin with the cupcake liners.
  • Break all of your chocolate into pieces and place HALF of each chocolate into a microwave safe bowl. Microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring after each 30 second interval. You will likely only need to heat for 2-3 :30 intervals. Once melted, stir well and pour into a liquid measuring cup for cleaner pouring into the cupcake liners. Pour a thin layer of chocolate into each cupcake liner. Spread with a small spoon to even out if needed.
  • Chill in the refrigerator until firm for about 30 minutes. Once cooled and solidified, drop about a teaspoon or two of the peanut butter into each cup, and smooth until flat.
  • Melt the remaining chocolate in the microwave the same way you did previously. Once you have the melted chocolate, top the peanut butter with the melted chocolate and smooth down and make a slight swirl with a small spoon and sprinkle with very little Maldon sea salt. Chill in the refrigerator one last time until the chocolate is completely firm; for at least 30 minutes to an hour.