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Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts: Peanut Butter Cups

Friday, June 3, 2011

Peanut Butter Cups


 

It is officially summer break!  I now have a 1st grader, really?  When did that happen?  We wouldn’t have made it here if it wasn't for my son’s teacher, Mrs. E!  She was awesome!!  I don’t know how I could ever thank her enough.  I handed over my son to her for 7 hours a day, 5 days a week.  Yes, it is her job, it is school, but she really cares for the kids.   It really was like every kid in the class was one of her own. 

So what do you do at the end of the year to thank her for all her caring and hard work?  Make her candy!  I figure another coffee mug, or Best Teacher nik-nak is the last thing she needs!  So what do I do? I do what I do best, take to the kitchen.  I made Peanut Butter Cups and then my version of a Milky Way (coming soon).   I think the handmade gifts, food or otherwise, really show someone you care.  I hope that is what she got out of it as well!

These are actually super easy to make!  No dipping of chocolate required!  The recipe makes about 36 mini cups, and from start to finish (minus the hardening time at the end) it took me less that 30 minutes.

Peanut Butter Cups

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!


27 Comments:

At June 3, 2011 at 8:53 AM , Blogger Apron Appeal said...

I am so bad at NOT bookmarking peanut butter recipes. I need a different goal to work toward.

 
At June 3, 2011 at 10:03 AM , OpenID thefooddoctor said...

My daughter finishes first grade on thursday and I was thinking what to get her teacher..she did an amazing job too...those cup look like a perfect gift

 
At June 3, 2011 at 10:08 AM , Blogger Jen (emeraldsunshine.org) said...

Mmmmm. Those look really good. I try to avoid making anyone anything with peanuts now since so many people are allergic... But I'm not, and I'll love these!

 
At June 3, 2011 at 11:59 AM , Blogger Nami @ Just One Cookbook said...

I would love this! I'm here for the first time from your foodbuzz friend request. Nice to meet you. :-)

 
At June 3, 2011 at 1:27 PM , Blogger Kristen said...

Those pb cups would definitely not last long in my house. They sound like a perfect summer treat, though....no baking!

 
At June 3, 2011 at 6:58 PM , Blogger Marelie said...

oh wow!I wish I am your son's teacher...you are so thoughtful!and this peanutbutter cup will make my son sooooo happy!....thanks for sharing

 
At June 3, 2011 at 7:15 PM , Blogger Cassie @ Bake Your Day said...

These look and sound awesome Erin! I would eat way too many of these beauties!

 
At June 3, 2011 at 7:54 PM , Anonymous Anne said...

Oh my gosh! These look incredible! I was just thinking about making candy (I never have before)...and I might just have to start with these! They are a family favorite here! : )

 
At June 3, 2011 at 8:52 PM , Blogger The Mom Chef said...

Isn't it amazing to see our kids getting older before our eyes? Congrats on having such a wonderful teacher. I hope that for our daughter as she enters kindergarten this fall!

Your teacher treats are perfect. I'm sure Mrs. E is wish to anything that she'd have you as a parent again. :)

 
At June 3, 2011 at 10:33 PM , Blogger Steph said...

OH MY GOODNESSSS!!!! Guess what we are going to make tomorrow?!!! I can't wait to do this.. we love, love, love, love peanut butter cups!!! now we can make them ourselves???! Danger, danger!!! Thank you... i think... ;) (you may have created a monster!)

 
At June 3, 2011 at 11:53 PM , Blogger Kimberly said...

WOWEEE!!! Love it! They look beautiful!!

 
At June 4, 2011 at 2:49 AM , Anonymous Hester aka The Chef Doc said...

I'm in love with this! I made 131 mini carrot cupcakes last week and was staring at the little 1-inch liners I was using. I had actually thought about making peanut butter cups but didn't know how to go about doing it. Well... now you know what I'm going to be doing soon ;-) Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. Congrats to making it to summer vacation :-) Hear hear to being done with school!!!!!!

 
At June 4, 2011 at 7:08 AM , Blogger Curry and Comfort said...

I am a total sucker for PB cups! These are awesome!

 
At June 4, 2011 at 10:45 AM , Anonymous Lemons and Anchovies said...

I love peanut butter cups! I made some myself out of leftover melted chocolate a few months ago and I couldn't stop eating them. I'm sure Mrs. E appreciated these more than another mug.

Congrats on having a first grader!

 
At June 4, 2011 at 12:59 PM , Anonymous Kate@Diethood said...

Love these...My favorite snack!!

 
At June 4, 2011 at 9:40 PM , Anonymous Purabi Naha said...

These cups look lovely! I love peanut butter in them! Great photos, no wonder why they are considering your photos on tastespotting and Foodgawker!!! Congrats, Erin.

 
At June 5, 2011 at 12:11 AM , Anonymous sheila @ Elements said...

Yummmmmm! They look wonderful! Yours turned out much prettier than mine did when I made them. That was so nice of you to make them for your first grader's teacher. I'm sure she was thrilled with them! :)

 
At June 5, 2011 at 1:55 PM , Blogger briarrose said...

A perfect gift. These look wonderful and so delicious.

 
At June 5, 2011 at 3:25 PM , Blogger Eftychia said...

My kids will love this. Thanks!

 
At June 5, 2011 at 6:06 PM , Blogger Sandra said...

Yes I am with you with kids growing up! Mine are in school from 8 to 3 and I have to hand it to those teachers, especially with Kindergarten age!
Your PB cups look amazing girl, I hope it is up on top 9, because it looks and sounds fantastic and very delicious!!!

 
At June 5, 2011 at 9:18 PM , Anonymous kitchenarian said...

Oh, yum. This is the perfect teacher gift. I've been wanting to make these; thanks for the recipe. It will be a great summer treat to make.

 
At June 5, 2011 at 9:51 PM , Blogger Pretty. Good. Food. said...

Yup, super hungry now :)!

 
At June 7, 2011 at 10:03 AM , Anonymous BigFatBaker said...

So cute! What a great gift for a teacher, I bet she loved them!

 
At June 7, 2011 at 9:32 PM , OpenID cookingwithchrissy said...

How fun!! I might save this idea for Christmas packages this year

 
At June 9, 2011 at 8:19 PM , Blogger Lizzy said...

These would disappear quickly in our house...and I know I'd eat my share. Delectable, Erin!!!

 
At June 13, 2011 at 5:20 AM , Blogger ameanderingmango said...

My husband loves peanut butter cups (we no longer can buy them here in Australia) so thanks for the recipe! Will have to try them out soon. Great blog by the way - now following!

 
At June 19, 2011 at 6:28 AM , Blogger M. J. said...

Will have to try this recipe..My grandchildren LOVE peanut butter anything!

 

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