It seems that posting my I miss cooking blog post last week inspired me to do some cooking. I haven’t gone overboard as I still have a serious lack of energy but I did make a huge batch of slow cooker bolognese last week followed by a lasagne ( using the bolognese sauce) an emergency batch of chocolate cupcakes on Saturday night at 10pm as I was craving cake and then yesterday I decided to make a recipe I’ve made quite a few times over the past two years so much so that I can’t remember where I found the original recipe and also I don’t think I even keep to it anymore as I found I made too many and they were too sweet on my first attempt so apologies if this recipe is adapted from yours!
This is an easy peasy recipe for peanut butter cups, if you love the Reeses version then these are a great substitute. You don’t get the two separate layers of chocolate/peanut butter but it still tastes awesome and well it’s simple! There are lots of far fancier recipes online if you want the real deal.
Peanut Butter Cups
You will need:
200g of good quality milk chocolate – I’ve used Cadburys dairy milk which was fab but yesterday I just used Aldi own brand (30p a bar) and that was pretty good too.
1/2 a cup of peanut butter ( smooth if you like the reeses texture) this time I used crunchy Skippy peanut butter which was delicious.
Using a Pyrex glass bowl over a saucepan of simmering water melt your chocolate slowly before adding your peanut butter and slowly melting/stirring to combine.
Once you have a gorgeous silky chocolatey peanut mixture feel free to taste (be careful) and add more peanut butter if needed.
Remove from heat and spoon into cupcake cases. This made about 8. Don’t overfill your cases as these are very rich and you will find it very hard to eat more than one in one sitting. Place in the freezer on a cupcake/muffin tray for 45 minutes then refrigerate in a sealed box for as long as they last.