Friday, June 3, 2011

Peanut Butter Cups

Peanut Butter Cups
By Erin at Dinners, Dishes and Desserts

½ cup Peanut Butter
½ cup Powdered Sugar
2 Tbls Butter
Pinch of salt
2 cups Milk Chocolate
1 Tbls shortening

Line a mini muffin tray with liners. 

Put peanut butter, butter, and salt into a microwave safe bowl.  Microwave for about 20 seconds, just to get it soft.  You don’t want the butter melted.  Stir in the sugar until it is well combined. 

Melt the chocolate and the shortening together over a double broiler. 

Fill the bottom of each muffin liner with a teaspoon of melted chocolate.  Top with about a teaspoon of the peanut butter mixture.  Finally, cover each one with more chocolate. 

Set in the fridge to harden.  This makes about 36 peanut butter cups.  I did mini, but you could easily use a regular muffin tin, and make larger ones!