Anything that begins with Ghirardelli melting chocolates is bound to be insanely good. These dark chocolate peanut butter cups are no exception. I used Ruby’s nap time to make (and eat some) the other day. I probably could have found a more productive way to use my time, but it wouldn’t have tasted as good!
Making peanut butter cups is incredibly easy. It’s a 3 step method: Melt, Fill, Refrigerate. You will only need 2 ingredients: Chocolate and peanut butter. You will also need chocolate mold. This is such a fun one to have. I’ve used it to make chocolate peppermint bark cups and other fun candies. For a list of other recipes, check out my quick round up at the bottom of the post!
To make 16 small peanut butter cups you will need 2 cups of melting chocolates and about 1/3 c. peanut butter.
Step 1: Melt your chocolates in the microwave on 20 second intervals, stirring in between each one. It will take about 60 seconds to melt.
Step 2: Fill your candy mold.
I transfer my melted chocolate into a condiment bottle for easy pouring. Fill molds 1/3 of the way with chocolate. Refrigerate for 5 minutes to allow chocolate to harden a bit.
Scoop your peanut butter into a ziploc baggie and clip off the corner. Add a small dollop of peanut butter to the center of your mold, leaving clearance space around the sides as shown above.
Fill remaining space with melting chocolate.
Step 3: Refrigerate your chocolates for about 10 minutes or until hard. Pop out of molds.
As a reference, the chocolates were purchased at Sam’s the natural peanut butter is from Costco and the candy mold from Ebay.
I kind of have a thing for easy recipes like this with melting chocolate. So much so that I decided to do a quick round up for you! The Ghirardelli brand is by far the best tasting and the smoothest. You could eat the melting wafers on their own they are so good, so you know that anything you make with them is going to be amazing too!