Ever think about trying to make your own favorite sweet treats? These homemade peanut butter cups cannot be any more delish or simple to make. And who doesn’t love the classic combo of peanut butter and chocolate? Go ahead, try this one at home. We promise these are even better than the real thing!
Homemade Peanut Butter Cups
1 pound semisweet chocolate, chopped
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 cup powdered sugar
½ teaspoon kosher salt
Special equipment: 1 miniature muffin pans
Line the mini muffin pans with miniature muffin liners.
Melt chocolate in a double boiler or in a glass bowl set over a simmering saucepan of water (make sure that the bottom of the bowl is not touching the water).
Spoon 1 teaspoon melted chocolate into bottom of each cup of the miniature muffin pan. Let cool.
Using a hand held electric mixer, beat together the peanut butter, butter, graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and salt until completely mixed.
Press 1 teaspoon peanut butter mixture over chocolate, pressing to edges of cup. Spoon melted chocolate over peanut butter to cover. Repeat procedure with remaining chocolate and peanut butter mixture. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to set up. Enjoy!
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Inspired by her early days of selling lunches as The Bag Lady, Paula Deen will host a Box Lunch to End Hunger, presented by The Bag Lady Foundation, Springer Mountain Farms, and Hoffman Media. This grab-and-go lunch event will be held at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens on Tuesday, September 16 from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. For a $15 donation at the door (no advanced tickets), guests will receive a box lunch prepared by Edgar’s Bakery featuring Springer Mountain Farms chicken and Golden Flake potato chips, and have the opportunity to meet Paula Deen. Grab these delicious boxed lunches and take them back to your office or share with a friend or neighbor. One hundred percent of proceeds will be donated to the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama, which serves 12 counties in our area. For the price of one lunch, 135 meals or 65 pounds of food can be distributed to the food insecure in our area.
“Since September is Hunger Action Month, the timing of this event couldn’t be more perfect,” says Brian Hart Hoffman, Chief Creative Officer at Hoffman Media. “Paula Deen’s dedication to helping those in need and positively impacting people’s lives every day makes this event ideal for getting our community involved in the fight to end hunger in Central Alabama.”
Each guest will be entered into a raffle to win front-row seats to the Paula Deen Live! show at the Alabama Theatre the same evening.
Sponsors for Paula Deen’s Box Lunch to End Hunger include Golden Flake and Edgar’s Bakery.
The Birmingham Botanical Gardens are located at 2612 Lane Park Road Birmingham, AL 35223.
Come see Paula’s live show at the Times Union Center for Performing Arts in Jacksonville, FL and get a heaping helping of Paula’s recipes, and some good old-fashioned fun and laughter!
Tickets available from Ticketmaster here!
Sponsored by Springer Mountain Farms.
Join Paula at DuBois Furniture in Waco, TX for a book signing and meet and greet from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm.