Friday, December 15, 2006

Peanut Butter Specials

Peanut Butter Cups
These taste pretty close to Reese's, and are delicious! Kid approved :)

1 cup peanut butter, chunky or creamy (I use the lite creamy version)
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 cup butter or marg, melted
1 cup icing sugar
3 cups chocolate chips (milk, mint, semi-sweet, whatever you have, I prefer milk chocolate but have used different kinds)

In a large bowl mix peanut butter, cracker crumbs, melted butter, and sugar. Use a whisk if it's lumpy. I then use my smallest cookie scoop and fill, not quite to the top, Wilton 1 1/4 inch diameter mini baking cups. (You can buy them at Wal-Mart, Canadian Tire, and the fancy ones at Michaels.) Put them on a cookie sheet and stick them in the freezer to set. In the meantime melt the chocolate chips. Use a spoon and put a dollop on top, spread it out to the edges. Return to the freezer to set the chocolate. Sydney and I either make small boxes or use clear cellophane bags and put two in for additions to our Christmas baskets, they go great with the Soda Cracker Score bar recipe (Picture has been posted).
I've also used a Ziploc baggy with the corner snipped to fill the cups but find my cookie scoop much easier. If you don't have the mini baking cups you can spread into a 9x9 baking dish but I recommend lining with foil and when set; remove, turn upside down and cut into the peanut butter side.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Cant read your peanut butter cup recipe as it cuts off would like to make it.Just letting you know incase you can fix it so people can read it.ttyl Love Auntieb
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