artsy-fartsy mama: Easy Peanut Butter Cup Gingerbread Men

Easy Peanut Butter Cup Gingerbread Men

One of the first recipes I ever learned to make was homemade peanut butter cups. My sisters and I would whip them up all summer long. You probably already have all the ingredients in your pantry, and they taste just like Reese's!! They are incredibly simple to make, and are a fun addition to treat plates at Christmastime!

Peanut Butter Cup Gingerbread Men Recipe at artsyfartsymama.com

Easy Peanut Butter Cups

Ingredients:
1 cup powdered sugar
½ cup creamy peanut butter
3 Tablespoons butter, softened
12 oz milk or semisweet chocolate chips

Directions:
  1. Melt the half of the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl until smooth. Fill up silicone mold (I found a gingerbread man one at Michael's) cavities about 1/3 of the way with a spoon or with a piping bag (or baggie with the corner cut off).
  2. Tap the mold on the counter a few times to help the chocolate set into the mold and release air bubbles.
  3. Place in fridge for 5-10 minutes or until chocolate is set.
  4. In a mixing bowl, combine sugar, peanut butter and butter. Shape into ½-inch balls and place on wax or parchment paper.
  5. Press the peanut butter balls into the cavities over the cooled chocolate.
  6. Melt the other half of the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl until smooth. Fill up silicone mold cavities the rest of the way with a spoon or with a piping bag. Tap the mold on the counter again and refrigerate for 5-10 minutes.
  7. Carefully pop the peanut butter cups out of the molds and enjoy! Keep the peanut butter cups refrigerated or frozen.


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