Peanut Butter Cup Recipe


Gather the kids and make a perennial favourite: peanut butter cups!

500 millilitres (2 cups) creamy peanut butter
50 mL (1/4 cup) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 millilitres (1/4 teaspoon) salt
2 millilitres (1/2 teaspoon) vanilla extract
625 millilitres (2 1/2 cups) confectioner’s sugar
500 millilitres (2 cups) semisweet chocolate chips
60 millilitres (4 tablespoons) shortening
24 sturdy, foil mini cupcake liners


In a large bowl, mix peanut butter, butter, salt, vanilla and confectioner’s sugar until well combined. Set aside.
Melt chocolate and shortening in the microwave for 1 minute. Remove from microwave and stir. Return bowl to microwave for 30 seconds. Remove and stir.
Pour chocolate into each liner about 1/3 full. Allow it to cool for 2 minutes.
Add 1 teaspoon of peanut butter filling to the middle of each cup. Fill the rest of the cup with the remaining chocolate.
Refrigerate the peanut butter cups for 1 hour before serving.