Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

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Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

By The Paula Deen Test Kitchen

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!

Makes 24

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Love all your recipes, going to try the peanut butter cups.( my favorite )Keep up the good work girl. The Lord has great things in mind for you. Just remember how you all got a start, you will be ok. Love Thelma Plantenga.

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By Anonymous on July 19, 2013

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After making these treats, how do you recommend they be stored? Do they need to be stored in frig or kept in room temp in container?

By Anonymous on July 19, 2013

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By Anonymous on July 13, 2013

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These peanut butter cups look wonderful, where do you buy the mini muffin pan, does it cost a lot, I live on disablility and don't make much money. WE LOVE YOU PAULA, and I know you will be back, the media needs to check their own back yard and leave you alone. Glad your books are selling so well. You take care and God Bless You and Yours.

By Diane Hillyard on July 13, 2013

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Making these for holiday treats for neighbors! Of course, I will make a batch for myself before the holidays...gotta make sure they are good...right? wink

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Love ya lady & love your recipes!!

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Love you Paula: ) ....

By Anonymous on July 10, 2013

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Looking Forward to trying this YUMMY LOOKING TREAT with my 14 year old son Elijah Acosta. It's been a long time since we tried something new. We both want to say THANK YOU PAULA DEEN. By: Nancy Ramos July 8, 2013

By Nancy Ramos on July 09, 2013

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Thank you so much can't hardly wait to try these with my son Elijah Acosta for he is 14. So I showed him the photo & instruction and he is so excited. Thank you so much for the Awesome treat.

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Great Food dishes. Love your style of cooking, Please find some way of giving us all your southern style of food.

By Richard Beatty on July 07, 2013

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Ms. Paula Deen YOU ROCK HONEY!!!! I am definitely gonna make these yummy delectables for my family in one of YOUR muffin pans!!!! Love ya.....

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Paula I have been watching and learning from you since you first started on food network. You are a wonderful cook and have a great personality. Don't let anyone take away your pride! Everyone has faults and you don't need food network, you can get your own network. Paula Deen's food network and beyond. Keep your faith up in Jesus has he will see the best for you, my family loves you! God bless y'all.

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By ROSE M.N. on July 05, 2013

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This sounds really easy and oh so good. Can't wait to try.

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