Peanut Butter Cups were introduced in the 1920 and have been popular ever since. Did you know that you could make them at home? They certainly are rather easy to make and I think every bit as good. All that’s required is to melt some chocolate, place a little in a candy cup, top with a little peanut butter mixture, and after that drop a little more chocolate on top. What you end up with is a shell of chocolate with a smooth and creamy peanut butter stuffing inside. So tasty that you might wish to make a double batch.
Now home made Peanut Butter Cups don’t taste exactly like the commercial ones. And that’s what I really like about which makes them. You can chose the kind of chocolate based on one’s own personal preferences. So while commercial peanut butter cups are made with milk chocolate, you can do that or you might make them with a mixture of both milk and semi sweet chocolates. As you know every brand of chocolate has its own distinctive flavour so this is where you get to chose how your peanut butter cups will taste. You may even change the ratio of milk to semi sweet chocolate if you like.
But bear in mind that we’re not tempering the chocolate, so you’ll have to store the peanut butter cups in the fridge so the chocolate stays shiny with a nice snap. Otherwise, if you stored them at room average temperature, the chocolate will become a little soft and develop a white coating following a couple of days. To make the peanut butter filling all you do is combine peanut butter with a little butter and confectioners sugar. This makes the filling sweet and creamy with a nice peanut flavor. Peanut butter is a smooth paste made with toasted peanuts. The peanuts are ground, and after that salt, a sweetener, and at times a stabilizer are added. Peanut butter that’s labeled Old Fashioned or Natural doesn’t contain a stabilizer.