Sunday, March 25, 2012

honey peanut butter cups

My life these days revolves around my kids meals and the potty.  I am either in the kitchen preparing meals which is typically peanut butter toast for breakfast and a tortilla with peanut butter and honey for lunch.  My kids love peanut butter.  They are my kids after all.  If I am not in the kitchen then I am in the bathroom with my daughter who is potty training.  Don't worry I am a seriously committed hand washer.  After a successful potty trip a prompt request for chocolate follows.  She loves a tiny piece of milk chocolate.  It just made sense to me to combine the kitchen peanut butter and honey with the bathroom chocolate.  When I presented them each with a honey peanut butter cup for dessert I became a super mom.  The husband was also super happy.  He was so happy that I had to hide 12 of them in the freezer.  I had plans for those remaining 12.  Stay tuned.

honey peanut butter cups
adapted: everyday with rachel ray

12 ounces milk chocolate, chopped
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup honey

Fill a mini muffin tin with 24 wrappers. 

In a double boiler, melt the chocolate. Reserve the pot of hot water to keep the chocolate liquid, as necessary.

Place about 1 teaspoons of the melted chocolate in a baking cup, swirling to coat about halfway up the side of the cup. Repeat with the remaining cups. Refrigerate until set.

Using an electric mixer, beat the butter until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Beat in the peanut butter and honey. Transfer the mixture to a resealable plastic bag and snip off one corner.

Fill the chocolate cups about three-quarters full with the peanut butter mixture, smoothing the surface. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.

Top each peanut butter cup with melted chocolate to enclose, smoothing the surface. Refrigerate until hardened.


Anonymous said...

I used to love peanut butter and honey sandwiches! I never thought of using the flavor in anything else.

Kitchen Belleicious said...

oh it looks so easy and simple and just perfect for a treat for mommy once the kids are in bed! YUM

Amanda said...

These look so delicious! My kids love peanut butter too, I am going to have to try them.

Vicki Bensinger said...

OMG what's not to love about these. They wouldn't last 10 minutes in my house.

Baking Serendipity said...

I love the peanut butter and honey combination! Using it in a pb cup is so smart! Can't wait to see what you have planned for the 12 hiding :)

beti said...

I would love to make my own peanut butter cups! it's a great idea and they look lovely

Words Of Deliciousness said...

These sound really yummy. I love peanut butter too. The honey with the peanut butter sounds really delicious.

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