Friday, August 19, 2011

peanut butter cups.

i'm from germany, right?
lots of great food and beverages.
but the germans haven't embraced peanut butter yet, let alone peanut butter cups!
so what do you do if you only find reeses peanut butter cups once in a while and totally overpriced?
you make your own.
and this is a very good version of the original.
you will never feel the need to mourn the absence of the original again.

peanut butter cups

makes 12

12 cupcake papers

150g milk chocolate

1 cup low fat smooth peanut butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 tsp salt

cut cupcake papers down to half their height.
melt and temper (down to around 32 degrees celcius) chocolate.
with a spoon, spread into the paper cups.
set into cupcake form and refrigerate.

beat peanut butter, powdered sugar and salt until well combined.
now i heated the mixture for 20-30 seconds in the microwave at around 500 watts to make it even smoother. 
the mixture should be slightly warm to touch. if it's too warm it will melt your chocolate cups completely, so watch out!
spread with help of a spoon in your chocolate cups.
now use the rest of your chocolate (remelt if necessary) to seal the top as a smooth surface.
refrigerate until hardened.