How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

Salty peanut butter and rich dark chocolate are the perfect match!

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Salty peanut butter and rich dark chocolate are the perfect match! Bookmark this recipe: it's perfect for afternoon snacks and holiday giveaways. Here's to make them:

What you need:

300 grams dark chocolate
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup instant oatmeal
2 tablespoons confectioner’s sugar
1 tablespoon honey
pinch of salt


1 Place chocolate in a heatproof bowl, then place the bowl over a saucepan filled with simmering water. The water shouldn’t boil or touch the bottom of the bowl, so maintain fire at medium heat. Once chocolate has completely melted, remove from heat.


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2 Using a pastry brush, coat the sides of the cupcake liner with melted chocolate. Set aside to dry at room temperature. Repeat to make a total of 10 cups.



3 Pour 1 tablespoon melted chocolate into each cupcake liner. Set aside to dry until the chocolate loses its shine.



 

4 Combine peanut butter, oatmeal, confectioner’s sugar, honey, and salt in a bowl. Mix until well incorporated. The mixture should be firm. Add more sugar if needed.

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5 Form peanut butter mixture into 10 small balls. Place on a baking pan and chill for 15 minutes.

6 Place peanut butter balls into the chocolate cups. Press down lightly to cover the bottom.



7 Pour a tablespoon of melted chocolate on top of the peanut butter. Allow chocolate cups to dry and harden at room temperature for about 30 minutes. Store in an airtight container at room temperature. Makes 10.



Tip: Use a microwave to melt chocolate: Place chopped chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds. Stir with a spatula, then heat for 10 to 20 second intervals, constantly checking its consistency. Stir until smooth.


Photography: Miguel Nacianceno; Recipe & Demonstration: Jan Corazon Viray of The Cookery Place; Styling: Zee Castro-Talampas.

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