Updated: Apr 18, 2019
Did you really think I was just going to post a "healthy" Valentine's Day recipe? In your dreams! Speaking of dreams, these peanut butter cups actually look like they just came from one. In case you were wondering, they taste pretty heavenly too. (Reese's) peanut butter cups are my all time favorite candy no matter what the occasion. This homemade version is great for any holiday as you can change up the colored chocolate or just use good old classic milk chocolate. You really should join me in indulging in these creamy cups of goodness. They are bite-size and poppable, so control yourself.
1/4 cup unsalted butter (room temp)
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 bag Wilton pink chocolate melts
1 bag Wilton red chocolate melts
Wilton cup molds
heart sprinkles (optional)
1. In an electric mixer, beat butter and brown sugar until smooth.
2. Add peanut butter, powdered sugar and vanilla. Continue beating until creamy. Scrape the sides of the bowl and beat one minute more.
3. Fill a piping bag (with a round tip) with the peanut butter filling. Set aside.
4. Melt chocolate according to package directions and pour into a candy squeeze bottle. If you do not have one, you can use a plastic bag with the corner cut off.
5. Squeeze a small amount of chocolate into each mold. Using the back of a small spoon, spread the chocolate up the sides to coat. Once the sides are coated with chocolate, squeeze a bit more evenly across the bottom of the cups.
6. Refrigerate 5 minutes until firm. Squeeze peanut butter filling into each mold. Cover tops by squeezing chocolate over the filling. Be sure to add sprinkles at this time if you are using them.
7. Refrigerate once again for 5 minutes until firm. Pop each peanut butter cup out of of the mold and store in an airtight container. I like to keep mine chilled in the refrigerator.