Stack of perfect dark chocolate peanut butter cups ready to be chowed down
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Perfect Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

These delicious dark chocolate peanut butter cups are best hidden away in the freezer so you won't eat them all! Just a warning.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Candy
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 peanut butter cups
Calories 395kcal
Author Elaine Benoit

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips 60% cocoa Ghirardelli chips
  • 12 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter room temperature

Instructions

  • Mix the two chocolate chips together, divide them in half
  • Over a double burner melt 1/2 of the chocolate chips
  • Line a muffin tin with parchment paper cups
  • Spoon melted chocolate in the cups, place in the freezer for 10 minutes
  • Place peanut butter, confectioner's sugar and butter in a bowl and mix with a spatula
  • Take muffin pan out of freezer and spoon peanut butter on top of chocolate layer
  • Place back in the freezer for 10 minutes
  • Melt the other half of the chocolate over the double boiler and spoon melted chocolate on top of the set peanut butter
  • Place back in the freezer for 10 minutes
  • Take out and unwrap each peanut butter cup
  • Serve immediately or place in refrigerator until ready to serve
  • I cut mine with a knife before I eat them because they are hard from the freezer
  • Chomp
  • Swallow
  • Smile
  • Enjoy

Notes

These melt easy, keep them in the fridge or freezer

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 395kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 126mg | Potassium: 428mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 176mg | Iron: 0.9mg