Homemade Peanut Butter Cups
- 30 1- inch paper candy liners
- 1/3 cup peanut butter or you can use a peanut butter alternative like Wowbutter if you have a peanut allergic child
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon table salt
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 and 2/3 cup Hershey's milk chocolate chips these don't contain peanuts and don't have any warnings on them
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil you could also use vegetable shortening if you don't have coconut oil in the house
- Place mini paper liners on a baking sheet.
- Melt chocolate chips and coconut oil in medium, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power for 1 minute; STIR. Morsels may retain some of their shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until melted.
- In a separate bowl combine peanut butter, powdered sugar, butter and table salt. Mix until no lumps remain and mixture is well incorporated.
- Spoon about 1 teaspoon of melted morsels into each cup making sure to cover the sides of the cup about half way up the paper liner. Roll peanut butter into small balls. Squish them between your palms to flatten them a bit and then place on top of melted chocolate in paper cups.
- Top each with an additional 1 teaspoon of melted chocolate. Refrigerate for 20 minutes or until firm. Store in covered container in refrigerator.
I must have been really excited when I started making my peanut butter cups because I was putting about a tablespoon of chocolate into each cup and it was WAY too much. I know, I know... you're thinking how could it be too much chocolate but trust me it was. So I cut way back and it made them so much better. Too much of a good thing isn't always a good thing if you know what I mean.