Friday, September 14, 2012

Pinterest Recipe: Crunchy Peanut Butter Cups

Apartment searching makes me depressed and when I get depressed, I want chocolate (okay, even when I'm not depressed... there's always an occasion for chocolate, duh). So I delved into this no bake recipe I found on Pinterest a while back that I hadn't yet tried.

And I really like it for homemade peanut butter cups. But, my heart will always belong to Reese's. I look forward to holidays because I know they will bring specially shaped Reese cups (they're so much better than the regular old cups!)... hearts for Valentine's... eggs for Easter... pumpkins for Halloween... Christmas trees for Christmas... Yum! :)

The original recipe can be found here.

Crunchy Peanut Butter Cups 

1/4 cup butter
3/4 cup peanut butter
3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup semisweet or milk chocolate chips
1/4 cup milk
Sea salt
Line a  muffin tin with papers (you could also use a mini muffin tin if you prefer).
In a microwave safe bowl, melt the butter & peanut butter together for 45 seconds.  Stir until smooth.  Add graham cracker crumbs and sugar and mix to combine.  Distribute mixture evenly between the prepared muffin cups.  Refrigerate for 15 minutes to set peanut butter layer.
After the peanut butter has chilled, combine chocolate and milk in a microwave safe bowl and heat in 25 second intervals until chocolate is just melted.  Stir until smooth.  Distribute chocolate evenly over the top of the peanut butter layer.  Sprinkle with sea salt and chill until firm, at least 30 minutes.  Store covered in the fridge.

I didn't have any fancy-shmancy sea salt so I just tried regular table salt and it tasted much better than without it. It's like it was just too sweet without the salt on top. It made the perfect combination of sweet and salty.

What I loved about this recipe was that it was no-bake and I just used the microwave. It would be great for a Summertime snack because you wouldn't have to heat up the house with the oven!

You know what would have been interesting to try with it? Chunky peanut butter. Hmm...

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