A couple weeks ago I was having the most intense pregnancy craving for a peanut butter cup. But since I’m pregnant I’m also very tired and didn’t feel like dragging two kids to the store to buy them. So I made some of my own peanut butter cups and guess what?! They’re amazing!
So I decided to write up the recipe and share it with all of you! Aren’t I so nice?! Be careful, these are so good they won’t last long. Seriously, my kids can’t keep their hands off of them. These bad boys will be the perfect treat for you and your family for Valentine’s Day! So eat up and enjoy!
What You’ll Need
Ingredients (makes 24 peanut butter cups)
12 oz of semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 tbsp. coconut oil
1/4-1/2 cup of peanut butter (this depends on how much peanut butter you want in your cups)
**feel free to substitute with a different kind of nut butter if you are allergic or don’t like peanut butter
1. Begin by melting all of the chocolate.
Place one inch of water in the sauce pan and bring it to a boil. Place all of the chocolate chips in the glass bowl, when the water is boiling place the glass bowl into the sauce pan (make sure it rests above the water). Stir the chocolate constantly as it melts. (if you’re really fancy you could use a double boiler)
2. When the chocolate is almost melted add the 2 tablespoons of coconut oil to the chocolate. Continue to stir until the chocolate and coconut oil is completely melted and blended. Remove from heat.
3. Spoon about half of the chocolate into the bottoms of the silicone mold. Pro tip: put the silicone mold on a cookie sheet so it doesn’t bend when you move it.
4. Place the cookie sheet with the silicon mold in the freezer for 10-15 minutes to allow for the chocolate to harden. Keep the remaining chocolate warm by placing the glass bowl back over the sauce pan (the sauce pan doesn’t need to be over heat anymore but the remaining heat from the water will keep the chocolate warm).
5. Once the chocolate in the silicon pan is cooled remove from the freezer and scoop the peanut butter into each mold. Use as much or as little peanut butter as you would like for each cup. Top with the remaining chocolate.
6. Place in freezer again to cool (approximately 10-15 minutes)
7. Remove and enjoy! That’s it!! These peanut butter cups are better than anything you’ll find in the store, and they’re so simple you probably already have the ingredients in your house!
Note: These peanut butter cups should easily pop out of the silicone mold. I find these do best when chilled, I keep mine in the fridge in a glass storage container.
Enjoy! Drop a comment below and let me know how they worked out for you!