How to make milk chocolate peanut butter cups
This was a bit of an experiment to see if I could manage something like Reese's king size cups. I don't really like these things but my sister does and they're hard to find in the UK (and expensive).
A fairly simple task I thought - chocolate, peanut butter, sugar. Reese's list the ingredients as milk chocolate, peanuts, sugar, salt (& preservative).

The only other Instructable I could find like this is this one. The method of construction is different, but probably a bit easier if you don't want the classic cup-shape.

Thank you for the peanut butter cups, i have just eaten one, it was lush. X (verdict by SMS)

Step 1: Ingredients & other materials

How to make milk chocolate peanut butter cups
How to make milk chocolate peanut butter cups
I used:
~100g Icing-sugar, otherwise known as confectioner's sugar. This packet is white powdered refined cane-sugar.
~100g Peanut butter (smooth). This jar claims the ingredients to include 92% roasted peanuts and some salt. Yes the label does advise that it "Contains peanuts."
~200g Chocolate. Use what you like, I went for "Chocolate flavour cake covering", as this is the sort of thing my sister likes.

For making the cups, I used some "white baking cases", an improvised bain-marie and a few other common kitchen tools.


Step 2: Stage 1 - hollow chocolate cups

How to make milk chocolate peanut butter cups
How to make milk chocolate peanut butter cups
How to make milk chocolate peanut butter cups
How to make milk chocolate peanut butter cups
If you take baking cases out of the packet, you tend to find them sagging, add weight to them and they'll sag some more. So I cut up a kitchen-tissue inner-tube to hold the sides of baking-cases vertical, which did a pretty good job.

Melt the chocolate in whichever way works for you. I improvised a bain-marie by sitting a bowl on top of a pan simmering water gently.

Add a spoon of molten chocolate to a baking case, and push it up the sides with a small spoon. It will relax back down to the bottom, leaving a coating on the sides. Leave the chocolate to cool and move on to the next case.

Step 3: Stage 2 - peanut butter filling

How to make milk chocolate peanut butter cups
How to make milk chocolate peanut butter cups
How to make milk chocolate peanut butter cups
How to make milk chocolate peanut butter cups
How to make milk chocolate peanut butter cups
Mix peanut butter & sugar together until you've got the sweetness you like, I went roughly 50/50.

To fill the cups - warm the filling, but only warm it, to around body temperature.
I found the mixture to be thixotropic i.e. it would liquefy to an extent if shaken, so one blob in each cup, a bit of a shake and the filling settled nicely.




Step 4: Finish

How to make milk chocolate peanut butter cups
How to make milk chocolate peanut butter cups
How to make milk chocolate peanut butter cups
To finish the cups, add a spoon of chocolate to the top, give a bit of a shake, and let them cool.

With a bit of practice I could do better, and so could anyone else. But the things worked, I ate one it was just fine (and I don't really like these things).

I made 10 cups from the ingredients, they'll be ~40g (twice the Reese's) ~200 kcal.: they are high in fat and sugar.

 
 

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