A few years ago, I happened to be in the States for Halloween. I was visiting family in Connecticut, it was beautiful Fall time, there was a party to go to and I had a 1920’s flapper costume. I was so excited!
I didn’t even like peanut butter up until then. But there were all these individually wrapped ‘candy’ that come in big, mixed bags especially for trick-or-treaters. I tried every American candy I’d never seen before from the trick-or-treat bowl and Peanut Butter Cups were my favourite! I took every single peanut butter cup out of the bowl.
I became obsessed.
Chocolate and peanut butter, together, are ridiculously good. I tried it all. Peanut Butter Cup cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory, peanut butter and chocolate pie, peanut butter granola bars, Reece’s Pieces, peanut butter cupcakes, peanut butter with a spoon… and the list goes on.
All the way over here in Australia?
A dream come true.
PEANUT BUTTER CUPS
Adapted from Brown Eyed Baker, a favourite blog of mine.
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
30g unsalted butter
2 tbsp light brown sugar
1/2 cup + 2 tbsp icing sugar, sifted
400g milk chocolate
Put the peanut butter, butter and brown sugar in a medium saucepan and melt over a medium heat. Stir it constantly and once it begins to bubble a little bit, take it off the heat.
Add the icing sugar, a few tablespoons at a time, mixing well after each addition. Set aside to cool.
Melt the chocolate in the microwave, 30 second bursts at a time, stirring well between each burst.
Line up about 20 regular patty (cupcake) cases on a tray or in a muffin tin.
Makes 20, regular sized, home made peanut butter cups. Eat up!