Making peanut buttercups is easy. Getting them to look perfect (like store-bought) for me is impossible. My solution, Rustic Peanut Buttercups. Problem solved. Honestly my family, friends, neighbors could care less if they are perfectly smooth and uniformed. Honestly they don’t look bad, just homemade with love.
No fancy tools or ingredients are needed. Make some for the holidays coming up. Place 4 or 5 (10 or 12) in a clear bag, tie with a pretty ribbon, add a tag or better yet the recipe and you have a gift given from the heart. Who honestly wouldn’t love to receive a decorated bag with homemade peanut buttercups.
Here is what you will need: muffin tin, 12 cupcake wrappers. Cut the cupcake wrappers top off 1/2 inch. One 12 ounce bag of milk chocolate chips, 1 cup peanut butter, 1/2 cup powdered sugar, 1/4 teaspoon salt.
In a microwave safe bowl pour half chocolate chips. Microwave for 50 seconds. Stir and repeat second time. Stir chocolate until smooth. Pour teaspoon chocolate into cupcake wrapper. Use back of the spoon to draw chocolate up the sides of the wrappers. Place in refrigerator to harden
Combine powder sugar and salt. Add peanut butter and mix. Heat in microwave until smooth and can be stirred easily. Pour teaspoon of mixture on top of chocolate. Place back in refrigerator to harden.
Melt rest of chocolate chips in microwave and pour by teaspoon full on top of peanut butter. Return to refrigerator to harden. Makes 12 peanut butter cups.
I like to remove the wrappers before placing in clear bag and decorating. ENJOY!