Peanut Butter Cups

Hey it's Halloween! I'm having people over tonight so I made these peanut butter cups for the big party! And what's the sense of making homemade peanut butter cups if you are just gonna make them like normal peanut butter cups? I made several varieties of these, some with salted caramel, some with rice krispies, and some with a little chile flake for a nice kick. Follow me on Instagram and you might just see some pictures of me and my friends all dressed up and enjoying these treats!
I went all out for these starting with homemade peanut butter. I wanted to be able to control the texture and flavor 100 percent. I added a little honey, cream, and powdered sugar to get the final consistency and flavor. Next I made the salted caramel. Just sugar, corn syrup, and water in the pot. When it starts to brown, add cream, butter, and salt. I also made my own chile powder because again I wanted to control the flavor and heat level. These are arbol chiles that have been roasted. I crushed them to a powder with the mortar and pestle. I wanted to form the peanut butter filling into the right shape and freeze it to make it much easier to put into the cups. I made some shorter so I could top them with the caramel. Others I sprinkled my chile powder on. Some I coated with rice krispies. Put a little of the melted chocolate into each mini muffin liner, then press in the filling. Top with a little more chocolate then bang it onto the counter to flatten it down. I ate way more sweets than I ever had while I was making these. So Good! I mixed them all up so that it will be a fun game when people eat a spicy one who don't like spicy foods. I really can't wait for everyone to come over and try these. Ubiqutius stacked sweets shot for all you food bloggers out there. I made 92 of these so I hope you guys have a sweet tooth.
the caramel was from this recipe. but I only went to soft ball instead of hard ball.

Peanut Butter Cups

  • Ganache
  • 20 Ounces 60% dark chocolate
  • 10 Ounces Semi Sweet Chocolate
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1 Cup Cream
  • 1/2 Packet Starbucks Via
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • Peanut Butter
  • 4 Cups Roasted Peanuts
  • 1/4 Cup Honey
  • 1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Cream

Instructions

  1. To make the ganache you just melt all the ingredients together. I do this in 15 second intervals in the microwave, stirring in between, until smooth. For the peanut butter, just food process it all until you get the right texture. Like I said earlier, I formed the peanut butter into the right shape and chilled it. Then I added a little ganache to the bottom of a mini muffin liner, pressed in the filling, and topped it with a little more ganache. Then I banged the pan onto the counter to even the whole thing out. Chill it until hard and take it out of the fridge an hour before serving.