Homemade Peanut Butter Cups – Nut Free and Classic Recipe

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On a quest to find the perfect homemade version of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups? Look no further. The key is in the texture of the filling. It’s not overly creamy and it has the perfect amount of salt to complement the chocolate shell. A real treat, especially for kids are those shaped cups that seem to have more of that delicious peanut butter. There are several recipes out there, but these two recipes for Homemade Peanut Butter Cups hit the spot and a super easy to make.

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups Recipe

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups Recipe

Classic Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

Ingredients:

12 ounces of chopped chocolate almond bark (you can use milk chocolate for a richer flavor)
1/2 cup smooth all natural peanut butter
1/2 cup crunchy all natural peanut butter
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1 crumbled graham cracker
1/4 teaspoon salt
Muffin pan
Cupcake liners

Directions:

1. Put peanut butters, powdered sugar, graham cracker and salt into a food processor and pulse until you have a glorious mixture. It should have a nice texture with no clumps of nuts or crackers.

2. Melt chocolate over a double broiler to 115 degrees Fahrenheit. (You can create one at home by placing a bowl over a pot of simmering water. Make sure the water level does not touch the bowl.)

3. Shaped Peanut Butter Cups: Mold the peanut mixture into fun shapes for various holidays by sprinkling powdered sugar out on a smooth surface and creating your desired form. Freeze until set and then coat in the chocolate. Two coats are suggested, but you can adjust to your taste.

Classic Peanut Butter Cups: Fill a muffin pan with cupcake liners. Pour about 1 tablespoon of the melted chocolate into each liner and pop it in the freezer for a few minutes to set and harden. Drop 1 tablespoon of the peanut butter mixture into the center of the cooled and hardened chocolate. Flatten the mixture gently with your fingertip leaving space around the mixture. Pour another tablespoon of chocolate over the peanut butter and allow to cool and harden.

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups Recipe

Nut Free Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

Ingredients:

12 ounces of milk chocolate – (check those labels to ensure it was produced in a nut-free facility)
1 cup of Soy Butter or your favorite Peanut Butter Substitute
1 / 2 cup crumbled graham crackers
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1 crumbled graham cracker
1/4 teaspoon salt
Muffin pan
Cupcake liners

Directions:

1. Place peanut butter substitute, powdered sugar, graham crackers and salt into a food processor and pulse until you have a glorious mixture. It should have a nice texture with no clumps of nuts or crackers.

2. Melt chocolate over a double broiler to 115 degrees Fahrenheit. (You can create one at home by placing a bowl over a pot of simmering water. Make sure the water level does not touch the bowl.)

3. Shaped Peanut Butter Cups: Mold the peanut mixture into fun shapes for various holidays and dip in the chocolate. Two coats are suggested, but you can adjust to your taste.

Classic Peanut Butter Cups: Fill a muffin pan with cupcake liners. Pour about 1 tablespoon of the melted chocolate into each liner and pop it in the freezer for a few minutes to set and harden. Drop 1 tablespoon of the peanut butter mixture into the center of the cooled and hardened chocolate. Flatten the mixture gently with your fingertip leaving space around the mixture. Pour another tablespoon of chocolate over the peanut butter and allow to cool and harden.

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