It’s officially fall baking season for me, now that the Halloween festivities have come and gone. I love this time of year! It’s filled with fall baking, holiday simmering potpourri pots, Thanksgiving and Christmas planning and lots of family time.
Before I transition into all of that, I wanted to share my Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups that I made for Halloween. They are crazy simple and require only 3 ingredients, and they are WAY better than the store bought ones too. I made them a couple of days prior and popped them in the freezer until I was ready for them.
So the night of, I stayed in, made a batch of homemade soup and handed out Halloween candy. All the while, I was munching on these delicious peanut butter cups, which is my childhood favorite.
If you love them like I do, and want to try your hand at them the recipe is below.
Homemade Peanut Butter Cups
- 1 10 oz bag Ghirardelli Chocolate Dark Melting Wafers
- 1/2 cup Adams 100% Natural Creamy Peanut Butter
- 1 1/2 tbsp Pure Maple Syrup
- 8 Paper Muffin Cups
- To a small bowl, add the peanut butter and maple syrup and stir until well combined. Set aside.
- Add the chocolate wafers to the top of a double boiler over low heat. Do not allow the water to come to a boil.
- Stir until smooth and melted. Remove from the heat.
- Layer 1 tablespoon of melted chocolate to the bottom of each muffin cup, followed by 1 tablespoon of the peanut butter. Gently spread the peanut butter out with the back of the measuring spoon. Top with another 1 tablespoon of chocolate.
- Chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour.