Chocolate Raspberry Peanut Butter Cups

I am what you would call a junk food fiend.  I struggle daily with my massive sweet tooth.  A question I ponder always is should I eat this bread pudding or salad? What helps me curb this obsession is to make the dessert myself.  I know that probably sounds crazy but once I’m done I’m pretty satisfied due to the fact I have tasted throughout the process, so as long as I send the treats with my husband to his office I’m pretty safe. So I didn’t feel too bad when whipping these peanut butter cups up.

Ingredients:

1 1/4 cup raspberry chocolate chips
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup peanut butter
4 Tbs peanut butter chocolate chips
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup cream cheese
1 tbls flour
1/4 tsp salt

 Instructions:

Heat butter until melted, whisk in sugar until dissolved.  Remove from heat and whisk in peanut butter and cream cheese.  Whisk in vanilla and let sit and cool completely.

Place mini cupcake liners in a pan.  Melt 1/2 cup of chocolate chips making sure you do not overheat.  Drop 1/2 tsp of chocolate into each liner, then using a pastry brush to brush chocolate up the sides of the liner.  Place the liners in the freezer for 20 minutes.

Whisk the powdered sugar, salt, 4 tbs of chocolate chips and flour into the cooled peanut butter mix.  Put the mix into the freezer for 15 minutes to harden.

Remove the liners and the peanut butter mix from the freezer, place tsp of mix into the chocolate cups and flatten slightly with a spoon.  Place back into the freezer for 15 minutes.  Melt the remainder chocolate chips then cover each cup with chocolate, smoothing with a spoon.  Freeze again for 15-20 minutes.

Voila!

keep the cups stored in the refrigerator

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7 Comments

    • July 24, 2012 / 4:29 pm

      Thank you Nia

  1. Anonymous
    July 24, 2012 / 4:29 pm

    Wow delish!

  2. Tia Tequila
    July 26, 2012 / 4:45 am

    You have the best foodie pics ever! Thanks for sharing

    • July 27, 2012 / 5:37 pm

      Thank you Tia

  3. Alex
    July 27, 2012 / 11:54 pm

    These look soooo good, I love peanut butter cups.

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