The last time I ate a Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup, I got into serious parental trouble. We were trick-or-treating with the kids in Portland, Oregon in a inner suburb called Irvington, an old suburb with huge weatherboard houses from a bygone era. Irvington takes Halloween very seriously, decking the houses out with fully-lit Jack-o’-lanterns -we were even greeted by a would-be chain saw massacre fiend who ‘buzzed’ his electric saw at us as we walked past.
Anyway, the kids had collected several Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups in their candy bag (as well as Jaw Breakers and other bad things for your teeth). Personally, I can’t resist Peanut Butter Cups, so as the kids went to sleep that night, I raided their Halloween bags and feasted on their Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.
The next morning, there was hell to pay as the kids yelled out, “What happened to my Peanut Butter Cups?” I was caught red-handed. I felt ashamed that I had shirked my responsibilities as a parent. Aren’t parents supposed to uphold ethical standards and not steal candy from children? Or maybe when it comes to delicious food, we as parents, are allowed some transgressions. What do you think?
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups are so easy to make, it’s not funny. Or, maybe it is funny to see a fully-grown woman losing control in the kitchen and eating one cup after another without restraint!
For this recipe, all you do is melt some chocolate in a pan, combine some smooth peanut butter with honey and then fill up your cupcake paper liners with the chocolate and peanut butter mixture. And watch out- don’t get caught stealing candy from children, like I did!
- 250 g dark cooking chocolate
- 130 g (1/2 cup) smooth peanut butter
- 115 g (1/3 cup honey)
- Cupcake paper liners- large enough to hold at least 3 teaspoons of filling
- Place the chocolate in a heat-proof bowl and melt it gradually over a pan of simmering water. Remove from heat and let cool to luke warm temperature.
- Combine the peanut butter with the honey in a pan and warm on the stove until the mixture softens together.
- Place 1 teaspoon of the melted chocolate in each cupcake liner. Take a small brush and brush the chocolate half-way up each liner.
- Pour 2 teaspoons of the peanut butter/honey mixture into the liner and then finish filling the liner with the chocolate.
- Place the cups into the fridge for 30 minutes until the mixture sets.