Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Peanut Butter Cups, Bboab-style

We’ve only recently been told that a girl can’t subsist on peanut butter cups alone.

Okay, so it was part of a Mama Bitch lecture after she discovered bags and bags of discounted Halloween candy from Duane Reade filling my shelves where soup and spaghetti used to be. A girl just can’t help it if she happens to hit an unexpected Urban Outfitters sale while walking to the subway.

We have a hard time believing Mama Bitch would put up the same fight if we happened to make the peanut butter cups ourselves. Who says Reese’s should be saved for Halloween? Here’s a great way to make your own recipe for a price comparable to Duane Reade post-Halloween clearance prices.

All you need:
1 package of semisweet chocolate chips
¾ c all-natural peanut butter (Skippy is all right, but the hippie stuff just makes you feel better about what you’re about to create)
½ c confectionery sugar

  1. Fill a muffin pan with cupcake papers.
  2. Put half the chocolate chips in a heatproof bowl and microwave for one minute on HIGH.
  3. Take them out and stir. Continue to microwave in 30-second increments until they are stirred completely smooth.
  4. Pour melted chocolate evenly among cupcake papers. Try to mostly coat the sides of the papers, creating a pocket for the peanut butter.
  5. Refrigerate chocolate-filled muffin pan for 15-20 minutes, or until firm.
  6. Meanwhile, combine sugar and peanut butter in a small bowl and whisk together. Leave at room temperature while chocolate is hardening.
  7. Distribute peanut butter mixture in each shell.
  8. Melt remaining chocolate chips in the microwave and spoon over peanut butter, spreading chocolate to the edge of the liners.
  9. Refrigerate cups for 15 to 20 minutes or until firm.
  10.  Enjoy your homemade faux-Reeses confection!
  11.  Add an extra fifteen minutes to next day’s work-out.
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