So, let me tell you the story of how these ended up in my fridge last week. A few weeks ago, mini Reese’s cups were on sale, so I grabbed a bag for TJ and I to have when we needed a little something sweet. Then last week, TJ was on his way home, and he called me to ask if I needed him to stop at the store for anything. I made a joke that we had just finished the bag of peanut butter cups and that it was tragic, but said that no, we didn’t really need anything.
Then I sat there while he was on his way home, and started to think that I should make my own. Because as unbelievably delicious as Reese’s cups are, everyone knows that homemade is always better. So, a few hours later, these were made and chilled, and we had quite a happy house. They really are better than store-bought peanut butter cups – I promise! They’re actually not very hard either. The longest part of making them is letting them chill before diving in. So, if you only make one thing this week, make it these!
Makes 24 mini peanut butter cups
12 oz chocolate chips
1 cup reduced fat peanut butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 tsp salt
In a small microwaveable bowl, melt half (6 oz) of the chocolate chips at 50% power for 1 minute. Remove from the microwave and allow to sit for a few seconds, as they will continue to melt during this time. Stir with a fork until fully melted.
Adapted from Top Secret Recipes
What’s your favorite candy of all time? Have you ever tried making candy at home? Do you like regular or mini Reese’s cups better?