Pretzel Peanut Butter Cups

Pretzel Peanut Butter Cups
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How do you make peanut butter cups even better? Top them with crunchy pretzels for a sweet and salty treat.This recipe is by Rachel Richwine of Wescosville, Pennsylvania, and was originally published in The Morning Call.
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Pretzel Peanut Butter Cups
Total time: 20 minutes
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoon butter, softened to room temperature
  • 2 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 20 ounce semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon shortening
  • 12 mini-pretzels
  1. Line a 12-count muffin pan with cupcake liners. Set aside.
  2. With an electric mixer, cream 1/2 cup peanut butter and 2 tablespoons softened butter together until smooth. Add 2 tablespoons light brown sugar and 1/2 cup powdered sugar; beat until combined and smooth. Place in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  3. In the microwave at 20-second intervals, melt 20 ounces semi-sweet chocolate and 1 teaspoon shortening until completely melted.
  4. Spoon 2 teaspoons of melted chocolate into the cupcake liners; smooth the top to create an even layer. Place 2 teaspoons of the peanut butter mix in the center of the chocolate in the liners, making sure to not let the peanut butter touch the liners.
  5. Cover with the remaining melted chocolate; smooth to be sure it covers all the peanut butter filling. Place 1 mini pretzel in the center of each cup.
  6. Chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.