Friday, December 14, 2012

Eight Desserts of Hanukkah: Peanut Butter Cups

Hey, guys! This is my second dessert recipe of the day, since I skipped yesterday. These peanut butter cups don't require an introduction. I'll just say that Dyl said they were better than the Incredible, which is a famous peanut butter bar we make at my work.

Peanut Butter Cups:

For the chocolate:

2 cups chocolate chips
2 tablespoons vegan butter

For the peanut butter filling:

3/4 cup peanut butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup cereal crumbs (I used bran flakes)
1/4 cup vegan butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
A pinch of salt (omit if using salted peanut butter)

Line a 12-cup muffin tins with paper liners.

In a small saucepan (or a double boiler), melt the chocolate chips, butter and peanut butter, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Place 2 teaspoons of melted chocolate in each liner, spreading to cover the bottom. Set muffin tin in the fridge to let the chocolate firm up, about 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, prepare the peanut butter filling. Combine peanut butter, powdered sugar, cereal crumbs, melted butter and vanilla extract in a large bowl. Place a tablespoonful of filling on top of chocolate, pressing gently to mostly cover the chocolate bottom. Top with 2 more teaspoons of melted chocolate, spreading to cover the peanut butter. Let chill in fridge for at least an hour before serving. Store in an air-tight container.

Yield: 12 cups

No comments:

Post a Comment