Well, we’ve hit February now, so you know what that means????
Valentine’s day! It’s right around the corner.
Now, I know, I know…. there are probably a bunch of you out there who are humbugs about Valentine’s Day and don’t “celebrate” the “fake” holiday. Well. I’m not one of these people. I love chocolate, flowers, love, feeling special and the color pink (and my husband does a great job of indulging me). Valentine’s Day can be incredibly fun but it doesn’t have to be so commercial. I love giving and receiving handmade gifts and cards for Valentine’s day. A homemade card can easily be more precious than a diamond.
For those of you looking for something to give to show people you care, these homemade peanut butter cups are the perfect candy for Valentines Day and come with a little less guilt! Try them out and I bet you’ll be surprised – simple, rich delicious and satisfying.
Homemade Peanut Butter Cups
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate (Buy it Here – http://amzn.to/1gIjEM7 )
4 tbsp honey (Buy it Here – http://amzn.to/1gIjuUQ )
1/3 cup peanut butter
1/4 tsp vanilla (Buy it Here – http://amzn.to/1aY8oJm )
1. Melt 2 ounces of unsweetened chocolate in a double boiler – http://amzn.to/14CfHkr . Add 1.5 tbsp honey and mix well.
2. Using a mini muffin pan – http://amzn.to/1j9eqcx , divide the chocolate between each of the muffin compartments. Depending on how thick you want the chocolate to be, you might be able to fill all 12 compartments. I was able to fill 9 and I have the thickness that you see in the picture. (This homemade peanut butter cup recipe is highly customizable.)
3. Place the pan in your freezer for 10-15 minutes.
4. In a small bowl, mix the peanut butter, 1 tbsp honey and the vanilla.
5. Take your muffin pan out of the freezer. Top each piece of chocolate with a drop of peanut butter and smooth the drop over the chocolate layer.
6. Put the muffin pan back in the freezer for 10-15 minutes.
7. Heat the remaining 2 ounces of unsweetened chocolate in a double boiler and add the final 1.5 tbsp of honey. Mix well.
8. Remove muffin pan from the freezer and top the peanut butter layer with a final layer of chocolate. Place back in the freezer for a final 10-15 minutes.
9. Remove the pan from the freezer. Each peanut butter cup should pop out of the tray easily.
10. Enjoy! Store these homemade peanut butter cups in the fridge or freezer.
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