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
183
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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
12g
18%
Sugar
17g
N/A
Saturated Fat
4g
22%
Cholesterol
2mg
1%
Protein
3g
6%
Carbs
19g
6%
Vitamin A
7µg
1%
Vitamin E
1mg
5%
Vitamin K
2µg
2%
Calcium
13mg
1%
Fiber
1g
5%
Folate (food)
10µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
10µg
3%
Iron
0.6mg
3.5%
Magnesium
32mg
8%
Monounsaturated
5g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
1mg
7%
Phosphorus
51mg
7%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
110mg
3%
Sodium
5mg
N/A
Sugars, added
16g
N/A
Trans
0.3g
N/A
Zinc
0.5mg
3.1%

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