I Made Peanut Butter Cups!

…and it was too easy.

If you know me at all it won’t surprise you that I love and adore peanut butter cups above all candy.

Chocolate.  Peanut butter.

I mean really…no contest.

Lately I have been on quite the DIY kick.. and I’m loving it.

You will too.

These are SO. EASY. I’m amazed.  I was fully prepared for some ridiculous complicated process but no sir!

I’m cheating a little because I have these little treasures in my cabinet

I got these little silicone cups for Christmas one year. My friends know me well.

(Thanks, Laura!)

Also…they obviously became peanut butter cup molds because mini cupcakes would be the obvious choice and way too easy.

Never fear…mini cupcake tins work too.  Or you could make giant peanut butter cups in a regular cupcake tin.

((Giant peanut butter cups are 100% happening.  Just for you, brother bear))

(((Actually, in real life I’m making him a single enormous peanut butter cup using my giant cupcake mold.  Because…I own one of those.  How do I end up with this stuff?)))

This is a picture of happiness.

Chocolate.  In a sunflower bowl.  There’s blue involved.

It gets better…

Melty chocolate.  Be still, my heart.

The first stage of filling begins!

Now pop them in the fridge to set up…it really doesn’t take long

At this point I looked up to see that man o’ mine hard at work…creating something, too.

He has a hammer and I have chocolate.  Neither of us could possibly be happier.

Anyway…you’re gonna need peanut butter too.  Slightly sweetened if you wish.

In case you’re wondering, yes.  I made that peanut butter.  You don’t actually have to do that but I think it’s pretty cool.

I’m telling you…DIY kick.  Join me.

Now distribute!

And fill

Another brief stop in the fridge and they’re finished!

Daniel’s done too!

A hummingbird feeder!

He rocks.

(AND he’s cute!  Sorry, ladies.  I’ve got dibs ;).)

Now go immediately shove a peanut butter cup in your face.  Because really, you have already shown remarkable restraint by letting them set completely.

Enjoy!

❤ Ellen

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

I used this recipe almost exactly except that I used semi-sweet chocolate chips, made my own peanut butter, and used only about 1/4 cup of confectioner’s sugar in my peanut butter.  I have big plans for different versions, too.  Stay tuned!

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4 responses to “I Made Peanut Butter Cups!

  1. Gosh, those look fabulous!! Chocolate and peanut butter are the key to my heart.

  2. Anna

    Ellen, we are going to be friends in real life if you ever come to FL. These look AMAZING and I can’t wait to try them. Your blog is always a good way to start my day 🙂

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