Coincidental Columns: Cups and Caps

The best part about making homemade peanut butter cups?

Where to start! Well,  they are about 3 times bigger, you can use Ghiradelli dark and milk chocolate, there’s no limit to the  amount of peanut butter filling and they are all yours!

I loved the way the tin liners made the scrumptious cups look just like the real thing.

I also loved the way it made them look like bottle caps.

PB cups

And they both have super secret surprises on the inside!

Cups and Caps

The riddles on those darn Ballantine Caps are always so tricky, unlike the recipe:

PB Cups

1 cup Peanut Butter

1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar

1 Tbsp. vanilla extract

1 bag chocolate chips, whichever you fancy; semi-sweet, dark, milk, all work fine

First, mix together the PB, sugar, and vanilla in a small bowl. Set it in the refrigerator until needed.

Next, prepare your muffin tin with liners. This would work great if you had a mini muffin tin as well. Then it’s time to temper your chocolate. You can do this in the microwave in 15 second intervals, stirring after each burst. We don’t have a microwave so I just made a make-shift double boiler and melted my chocolate that way. Once the chocolate is nice and workable use a brush or spoon to cover the bottoms and sides of the paper liners. Stick in the fridge for about a half hour, or until the chocolate has hardened.

Next, fill the hardened shells with as much delicious PB filling as you like. Then, get your chocolate warmed again and cover the tops of your cups with the melted chocolate. Throw them into the fridge one last time for another half hour or until you just can’t wait anymore.

Peel off the paper, admire your handiwork, and eat up.

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