Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

  • Yield 6 dozens

Always a special treat at Christmas, weddings, and special parties, the peanut butter cups look pretty in printed liners.

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs or 21 graham cracker halves, crushed
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 cup peanut butter
1 (16-ounce) package confectioners' sugar
1 (12-ounce) package milk chocolate chips
2 teaspoons shortening

Instructions

  1. Combine the graham cracker crumbs, butter, peanut butter, and confectioners’ sugar in a large bowl; mix well.
  2. Using a teaspoon as a scoop, roll into 72 small balls and press into petite paper liners, such as paper or foil mini-muffin or candy liners.
  3. Combine the chocolate chips and the shortening in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on Medium for 1 minute. Watch closely so mixture does not burn. Stir until chips are melted.
  4. Using a teaspoon, spoon the melted chocolate mixture over each peanut butter ball. Refrigerate at least 2 hours to set. For peak flavor and texture, prepare two days in advance.

Recipe by Shirley Glaser, Ridgeland, Wis.

Comments

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 279 other followers