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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Mint Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

I was naughty Saturday morning but I really wanted to use up some of the chocolate baking bits in my cupboard. This is not the thing to make if you are wanting to stay away from sweets because they are so good but then again they are so good you have to try it. The best bit is you can make it your own with your favorite sweet ingredients.

This recipe will make 24 pieces & they are each rather large.


2 oz soft dark sugar
8 oz confectioners sugar (icing sugar)
2 oz soft butter
8 oz peanut butter

7 oz milk chocolate
4 oz dark chocolate
Peppermint extract/flavoring
anything else you'd like to use in it. I used white chocolate flakes and butterscotch chips.

To make the filling, blend all of the ingredients together in a food processor until combined. Don't over mix. The mixture should be somewhere between sandy & smooth. If I am honest, I combined using my hands because I don't have a food processor.

Put cupcake liners in the cupcake tin and distribute the filling mixture evenly in each of them. You should need about a full tablespoon per cupcake. Make sure to pack the filling in tightly to the bottom.

Next, combine the milk chocolate and dark chocolate in a heat proof bowl and melt over a pot of simmering water. Keep mixing. You don't want it to burn. Once melted add a 2 teaspoons of peppermint extract and mix. Spoon the chocolate mixture into the cupcake tins over the peanut butter filling. You want to cover all of the peanut butter but do not want to fill the cupcake liner. You should need about 1 tablespoon of the chocolate mixture per piece.

Place in fridge for 30 minutes to an hour and enjoy with a cup of coffee.

I added a bit of white chocolate to this one 

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