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Peanut Butter Cup Filling

Peanut Butter Cup Filling

Directions

This recipe is a favorite of all. Once you’ve had a homemade peanut butter cup, you’ll never buy that commercial stuff in the checkout aisle again.

The consistency is thick and sturdy so it is a perfect beginner filling if you’re just getting started using molds.

I also used just enough butter to add richness and creaminess, but not enough to encourage fat migration, which is common with nut fillings. As long as you do a thick enough chocolate shell, you shouldn’t get any oily spots on the surface of your chocolate with this recipe.

I decided to mimic the original and used plastic molds designed for peanut butter cups.  You can also buy glassine paper cups to fit your candy perfectly.

This is a simple recipe that has simple ingredients…

Peanut butter cup ingredients
Peanut butter, butter, confectioner’s sugar

 

If you’ve never tempered chocolate or used chocolate molds before, I have you covered!  The Melting Minutes Chocolate Academy will teach you everything you need to know!

Steps

1
Done

Filling

Add peanut butter and softened butter to a mixing bowl.

2
Done

Cream peanut butter and butter using a mixer until they're soft and smooth.

3
Done

Add confectioner's sugar and mix well. The consistency will initially appear overly thick or grainy but will eventually blend together.

4
Done

The final consistency will be like soft play dough.

5
Done

Chocolate Cups

Pour tempered chocolate into the molds and prepare the chocolate shells. I used a plastic mold designed for peanut butter cups.

6
Done

This filling is too thick to pipe in using a piping bag. Instead, roll the filling into little balls and press them into the chocolate shells. Top with the final coat of chocolate that will serve as the top of your candy (hint: pay attention to evenness and bubbles since they'll be on top).

7
Done

This recipe yields approximately 24 medium sized chocolate cups.

Liz

Liz brings many years of baking delicious cookies and sweets to master her real passion: chocolate! She loves to develop and try new recipes almost as much as she loves teaching others that creating chocolate candy is achievable by any home cook.

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