Gourmet Peanut Butter Cups

Total Time
2hrs 5mins
Prep
45 mins
Cook
1 hr 20 mins

These are not your ordinary peanut butter cups. The filling is creamy, smooth and oh so good. I was looking for a recipe close to what I could get at Rocky Mountain Chocolate before they changed the recipe and ruined them. While making buckeyes I got the inspiration to try. I find buckeyes too sweet and they don't have as big a peanut butter flavor as I was craving. This is what I came up with. Close in my opinion but then again it's been nearly 7 years since I had one from Rocky Mountain Chocolate. But these sure do fill the void. These are meant to be rich and decadent. The use of silicon cups makes it much easier to coat with chocolate than paper would be. When you peel back the silicon, you're left with a perfect beautiful rippled cup. It leaves you thinking "did I really make these". I experimented with the chocolate. I preferred milk chocolate to semi sweet chocolate chips. I used Belgian fondue chocolate (comes in wafers), it melted easier and smoother than chocolate chips. The chips melted in your hands fast and was a little more messy to eat. I also preferred regular peanut butter to light. It gave me the consistency I desired. But use what you like. Makes 12 but you might want to share one with a friend, or maybe not!

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Directions

  1. Melt 12 ounces of chocolate (a little more than 2 cups) in a small sauce pan.
  2. Put roughly 2 teaspoons of melted chocolate into each silicon baking cup, spread chocolate up the side of cup with a silicon brush. (Silicon brush is much easier to clean).
  3. Put cups into muffin tin for stability and place in the fridge for 30 minutes. Keep sauce pan on stove (with the burner turned off) with extra chocolate.
  4. Remove from fridge.Use leftover chocolate to brush over thin spots in the baking cups. You shouldn't need to reheat the chocolate, it will be thickened nicely to coat the sides again.
  5. Place in fridge for another 20 minutes.
  6. Mix peanut butter, vanilla and icing sugar. Divide peanut butter filling between 12 chocolate filled cups (roughly 2 Tbsp a piece). Shaking the muffin pan will help to smooth and even out the peanut butter filling in the cups.
  7. Melt 6 ounces of chocolate in saucepan, spoon melted chocolate evenly among the 12 cups.
  8. Place in fridge for 30 minutes until chilled and chocolate hardens.
  9. Remove silicon baking cups, cut in half and share with a friend.