I had a craving for these…and decided, why not make them myself?!
I do love Reese’s peanut butter cups, although I am 100% a dark chocolate girl. Trader Joe’s makes a mean dark chocolate version, but if you use a high quality dark chocolate…they’re so easy to make and totally worth it!
Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
- Cupcake baking cups
- 1 bag dark chocolate chips 12 oz
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter room temperature (or just melted in the microwave)
- 2 1/2 tablespoons powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon honey
- Himalayan sea salt
- Raspberry jam
Line a baking sheet with the cupcake baking cups. (Tip: before you start melting the chocolate, make sure there's room in your fridge for the baking sheet!). Using a double boiler method, heat water in a small pot on the stove and place a metal or glass bowl on top. Place half of chocolate in the bowl and stir until fully melted.
Using a small spoon, pour about 1 tablespoon of the chocolate into the cups. Using the back of the spoon, push the chocolate up the sides of the cups about 1/4 high. Place in the fridge for about 10 minutes.
While chocolate is cooling, mix together peanut butter, butter, sugar and honey. Place a little less than 1 tablespoon of peanut butter into the cups and using the back of a spoon, spread it to the sides of the cups. If you're using raspberry jam, place about 1/2 tablespoon on top of the peanut butter mixture. Place back in the fridge.
Heat the remaining chocolate again and top the cups. If you're using the Himalayan sea salt,sprinkle a little on top of each cup! Place back in the fridge for about 10-15 minutes until chocolate hardens and then....ENJOY!