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homemade chocolate peanut butter cups

January 22, 2009

peanutbuttercupElla, age 12, is the baker in this house.  She will swagger into unchartered baking territory with nary a blink of an eye.  She is fearless – ah sweet youth.

Today she made homemade chocolate peanut butter cups.  She watches Michael Smith’s Chef at Home after she gets home from school.  She dug up a bunch of his chocolate recipes off Food Network and asked me to buy the ingredients.  So I did.  It is hard to keep a good baker down.

These were eye poppingly rich and delicious.  They are also HUGE.  You will never eat a waxy Reeses Peanut Butter Cup again.

Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
-adapted from Food Network

200 grams of good 70% bittersweet chocolate, cut into pieces
1/3 cup peanut butter
1/2 cream cheese block
1 Tablespoon white sugar
1 Tablespoon vanilla
4 foil muffin cup liners

Melt the chocolate in the microwave on high for one minute.  Stir and put in for another 30 seconds – watch carefully.  Paint the insides of the muffin cups with the chocolate with a pastry brush.  Put them in the fridge to set.

Beat together the peanut butter, cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth.  Once the muffin cups are set, take them out of the fridge and fill them with this filling.  Top with leftover chocolate – smooth over the top until edges are sealed. 

Put in fridge until they are set!

4 Comments leave one →
  1. January 22, 2009 11:00 am

    If you could send your daughter over to my house that would be great. PB cups are my favorite, but I am not a terribly confident baker.

  2. January 22, 2009 12:08 pm

    Those look fantastic! Do we get any?

  3. January 22, 2009 12:58 pm

    These are really to die for…I told her I want to book her to make some little ones for Christmas gifts next year!

    ps: they are all sadly consumed…this recipe only makes four!

  4. Mom &/or Dad permalink
    January 23, 2009 12:05 am

    That looks absolutely decadent, Ella!

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