DIY Peanut Butter Cups – Weblog

It’s snowing/sleeting/spitting right here right this moment (ugh!) – a bit onerous to swallow after final weeks heavenly sunshine, and even tougher to imagine after shopping for myself a brand new and far wanted (flower-printed) hand trowel yesterday and some (ever cheerful) pansies for my entrance stoop.

Regardless of all this, I’m doing my greatest to remain cheerful – to look ahead – and prepare (that is code for I get a pedicure!). I actually imagine one should find time for themselves on this busy life, however to understand it’s key (like it’s with most issues actually). So with that in thoughts, here’s a recipe for true self-indulgence and pleasure (particularly in case you are a peanut butter lover).

Wealthy, satisfying, and straightforward as 1, 2, 3 these are! So go forward and benefit from the easy pleasures.

DIY Peanut Butter Cups: 

400 grams good milk chocolate (purchase it bulk – you may additionally use darkish!)
(1) cup good clean or chunky pure natural* peanut butter at room temperature
paper muffin cups (any measurement – fancy ones can be good!)

Actually that’s it! Right here’s methods to impress your peanut-butter-chocolate-loving mates..and somewhat ‘tip from the highest’ right this moment: males love these! Put up your chocolate to soften in a double boiling mechanism (I describe how I do it right here). Soften your chocolate, stirring to forestall caking or burning. As soon as the chocolate is melted, hold it on the warmth (very low) and add the peanut butter.

Stir collectively till the combination is a beautiful heat mix of pure glory. Be at liberty so as to add extra peanut butter when you style actually can’t mess this one up. After getting eaten as a lot as you’ll be able to deal with from the stirring spoon (don’t be shy), put together your muffin cups on both a flat cookie sheet or in a muffin pan (you may want 2 muffin pans as this makes greater than 12). Spoon the combination into the cups fastidiously – 2-3 tbsp per muffin cup or extra relying on the scale of cups you may have. You don’t wish to make these too huge otherwise you may not be capable of end an entire one in a sitting (or perhaps you’ll)!

Shake the pan to even out the cups and pop these infants within the fridge or freezer to chill and set You’ll be able to retailer these within the fridge endlessly….(I’d like to understand how lengthy they final you)..

* A phrase about peanut butter: it’s actually actually essential to make use of actual pure natural peanut butter (I’m certain most of you don’t must learn this) – processed peanut butters include heinous quantities of saturated fat and refined oils which are straight up not good for you – peanuts are naturally oily as they’re! Peanuts are additionally grown conventionally with heavy quantities of pesticides – so eat natural in the event you can! 

These tremendous wealthy treats are nice to have round in your fridge whenever you want a candy hit. Creamy, wealthy, and oh so yummy, they’ll hit you proper the place it counts and also you may simply impress a buddy or two. I like to make use of them as topping for ice cream – straight up french vanilla or do-it-yourself white chocolate hazelnut – say what? Yup, I’ll share that in an upcoming submit…