When you're ready for a dessert that's truly indulgent, it's time for Giant Peanut Butter Cups. With just three simple ingredients, these are so easy to make. Sure it's a bit over the top, but that's what makes it awesome.
Chocolate and peanut butter is my happy place. Reese's Peanut Butter Cups have been a life long love except for a couple of years in middle school when I boycotted them for having too much packaging. 12 year olds aren't the brightest. I also couldn't eat them during the two yeras when I lived in Taiwan because they didn't sell them there. It was tragic.
These days, I'm all about finding pleasure wherever you can. We live in a tough world that tries to convince you that you don't deserve to be happy and that you should feel guilty whenever you experience pleasure. That sounds like a recipe for misery for sure. Joy, fun, pleasure, love, we need more of that, kids. Whether it's in the form of chocolate and peanut butter or something totally different, do more of what makes you feel awesome.
What makes Giant Peanut Butter Cups so awesome?
These Giant Peanut Butter Cups will surely make you feel awesome. They are rich and delicious, and so easy to make. I added some flaky sea salt to the top, partly for contrast in the photo, but also because it gives a pop of flavor that cuts through but also somehow heightens the sweetness. These are a totally awesome dessert. You could totally share one between two people or have one all to yourself depdning on how indulgent you want to go.
They're also really easy to make, especially considering how impressive they look. You'll need a mini tart pan or two, but you could also make these in cupcake liners and a muffin pan if you really wanted to. Use the sweet and smooth kids peanut butter and your favorite chocolate for this because that's really all there is to it. Sometimes the simple things are the most delicious.
Make it Magical
Chocolate and peanut butter are a match made in flavor heaven, but their metaphysical properties are quite different. Choclate is all about positive energy, happiness and love. Peanut butter is generally used for grounding, stability, and sticking things together. They do both carry prosperity energy, though. So maybe if you're making this dish, you could give it the intention of drawing in stable income that makes you feel truly happy. Anything can be a spell, kids. It's all about your intention.
Here's everything you'll need for this recipe. All the details are in the recipe card below.
- Chocolate - semi-sweet, could be chips or chopped, the best quality you can get
- Peanut butter - not the fancy stuff here, the sweet and smooth kids stuff like Jif or Skippy
- Powdered sugar - aka icing sugar
- Sea salt flakes - totally optional but very awesome
Tips for making Giant Peanut Butter Cups
These are super simple, but they do take a bit of patience. Actually, if you're more of a crafty person and less of a baker, you might find this dish really fun to make. Basically, you're just going to melt a bunch of chocolate in a glass bowl over a pan of simmering water. Then spread the chocolate in the bottom of your mini tart pans and stash it in the fridge to harden.
You'll beat together the peanut butter and powdered sugar to form a thick paste. Once the base of your cups are set, spread this sweetened peanut butter into the tart pans, then cover them with more melted chocolate and put them back in the fridge. It's just about having a bit of patience with the chocolate and gently coaxing it into the edges of the pan. You can add flaky sea salt if you like, but it's totally optional.
I let these sit out of the fridge for 10-15 minutes before serving, otherwise the chocolate is too hard to cut through.
Life is hard. Make lots of time for awesome stuff like Giant Peanut Butter Cups. You deserve to be outrageously happy.Print
Giant Peanut Butter Cups
When you're ready for a dessert that's truly indulgent, it's time for Giant Peanut Butter Cups. With just three simple ingredients, these are so easy to make.
- Prep Time: 15
- Cook Time: 5
- Total Time: 120
- Yield: 2 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Double Boiler
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Vegetarian
- ¾ cup chocolate chips (you might not use all of this but better to have too much than too little)
- ½ cup creamy peanut butter
- ¼ powdered sugar
- 2 mini tart pans
- Melt your chocolate chips in a double boiler or in a glass bowl suspended over a pan of simmering water. Make sure the water doesn't touch the bowl. Stir frequently until the chocolate is melted and smooth, then remove it from the heat.
- Spoon a couple tablespoons of chocolate into the bottom of each mini tart pan and gently tilt and prod the gooey chocolate to cover the bottom and work it's way into each of the little fluted bits of your pan. Allow these to set up in the fridge for half an hour.
- While your bases are hanging out, mix together peanut butter and powdered sugar with an electric mixer until you have a smooth paste.
- Divide your peanut butter mixture evenly between each tart pan, and use an offset spatula to smooth this evenly over your base. Remember to get right into the fluted edges.
- Finally, add more chocolate to the top of each tart and once again prod and and tilt your chocolate into the corners.
- Allow this to set in the fridge for at least an hour before serving.
- I like to let the tarts sit out at room temperature for about 10 minutes before eating so that the chocolate isn't rock hard.
Keywords: Peanut Butter, Chocolate, Tart
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