Peanut butter and chocolate. What could be better? Well adding jam puts it up there. Those 3 things together are fantastically beautiful.
I recently saw a video of making homemade peanut butter cups and they put jelly in it and I thought it was a great idea. I had like 2 lbs of chocolate chips (no joke, that’s what you get when you shop at costco) so I melted some up and made peanut butter cups. There really isn’t much technique involved, you just need a little patience to make sure the chocolate sets up.
You first put some melted chocolate (with a little coconut oil – this helps it harden and get that awesome snap when you bite into it) in the bottom of a muffin liner and swirl it around to get it up the sides a bit. You let that harden in the freezer for a few minutes then it’s time to add the filling. I put peanut butter and a little strawberry jam. After that, put some more melted chocolate on top, making sure to cover all the filling. Don’t worry if they aren’t perfect though, it’s rustic to have a little uncovered filling. Then they just have to harden up.
These are such a great little snack and way better than packaged ones.
- 2/3 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- Peanut butter
- Jam – I like strawberry
- Melt chocolate chips with coconut oil over a double boiler (or microwave).
- Spoon ~1 tbsp chocolate into bottom of muffin cups (I love to use silicone cups for easy removal) and ensure it covers the bottom and goes a little up the sides too. Repeat with remaining cups (should make about 8) and place on a tray in the freezer for 5 minutes.
- Remove from freezer and spoon 1 tsp peanut butter and 1/2 tsp jam in each cup, trying to spread out each one into an even layer.
- Cover with ~1/2 tbsp more melted chocolate, just enough to cover the filling.
- Return to freezer for 1 hour to harden completely. Carefully remove from molds and store in airtight container in freezer.