DIY Peanut Butter Cups

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DIY Peanut Butter Cups

The candy first to disappear in my house is always Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups; I bought a big bag of pumpkin shaped ones that were eaten within a day. So instead of continuing to buy more, I decided to make these no-bake homemade peanut butter cups. They will fulfill your peanut butter and chocolate cravings while keeping your secret candy stash fully stocked throughout the season.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Servings: 36 peanut butter cups

Ingredients:
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup powdered sugar
4 cups milk chocolate chips (two 11.5 oz. bags)
1/4 cup vegetable shortening

Directions:
1. Line mini-muffin tins with paper liners and set aside.
2. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt peanut butter, butter, and salt in 30-second increments.

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3. Slowly stir in powdered sugar until smooth.

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4. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips and shortening in 30-second increments, until completely melted. Be sure to stir after each increment.


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5. Spoon a tablespoon of melted chocolate into the bottom of each lined muffin cup.

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6. Refrigerate for about 20 minutes, until chocolate is hard.
7. Spoon a teaspoon of the peanut butter mixture on top of chocolate.

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8. Spoon more melted chocolate on top, enough to fully cover peanut butter (if necessary pop chocolate back into microwave to re-melt).

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9. Refrigerate for 20 minutes, until chocolate is hard. Store in freezer or refrigerator until ready to serve.

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