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
These Homemade Peanut Butter Cups are super easy to make from scratch and are insanely delicious! They are made with three, good quality ingredients and taste way better than the store bought version.
- 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.
*Double boiler: I use a glass bowl for the wafers.