Jefferson County Recipe of the Day: Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups – a great Christmas gift!

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

Ingredients

1 cup creamy peanut butter, divided
4-1/2 teaspoons butter, softened
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
4 milk chocolate candy bars coarsely chopped

Directions

~In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup peanut butter, butter, confectioners’ sugar, and salt until smooth. Set aside.

~In a microwave, melt the chocolate chips, candy bars, and remaining peanut butter. Stir until smooth.

~Drop teaspoonfuls of chocolate mixture into paper-lined miniature muffin cups. Top each with a scant teaspoonful of peanut butter mixture. Top with another teaspoonful of chocolate mixture.

~Refrigerate until set.

~Store in an airtight container.

~Makes about 3 dozen.


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