Old-Fashioned Peanut Butter Cups

Old-Fashioned Peanut Butter Cups
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You can never get too old for peanut butter cups. What better treat to make than these for your friends and kids?

26
Servings
176
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 Cup all-natural creamy or crunchy peanut butter
  • 1/2 Cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 Cups dark chocolate or semisweet chocolate morsels
  • 1/4 Cup shortening

Directions

In a small bowl, combine confectioners' sugar, peanut butter, light brown sugar, butter, and vanilla. Cover and set aside.

Over a double-boiler on medium heat, melt the chocolate morsels and add the shortening. Gently stir with a whisk until well-combined. You can also melt the 2 ingredients in a microwave. Line a muffin tin with 2-inch foil muffin cups.

Drop a rounded teaspoon of peanut butter mixture into each cup then top each with 2 teaspoons of the melted chocolate mixture. Refrigerate overnight until set. 

Option: Sprinkle toasted sliced almonds atop the peanut butter cups for added texture and crunch.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
11g
16%
Sugar
11g
12%
Saturated Fat
5g
21%
Carbohydrate, by difference
20g
15%
Protein
2g
4%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
3mg
4%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
15mg
2%
Choline, total
2mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
23µg
6%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
6mg
2%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
22mg
3%
Sodium, Na
133mg
9%
Water
4g
0%

Peanut Butter Shopping Tip

If you're looking for a smoother texture in your finished product, try using confectioners' sugar (also known as 10x sugar) instead of granulated sugar.

Peanut Butter Cooking Tip

Think beyond cakes and pies – fruits like peaches, pineapple, and figs are excellent grilled – brush with melted butter or wine and sprinkle with sugar and spices for a dessert that you can feel good about.