Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day, all!

Matt & I will be celebrating with dinner at a local steak house. We’ll also be celebrating four years since Matt proposed!

I whipped up a quick Valentine’s treat Friday night and we’ve been enjoying these homemade peanut butter cups.

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It’s an adaptation of a few recipes I found through Pinterest.

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 C peanut butter
  • 1/2 C powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 14oz melting chocolates

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Directions:

Mix the peanut butter, powered sugar, and vanilla extract until combined. Roll into small balls — they should fit in a mini muffin tin and be no taller than the top of the tin. Chill the peanut butter balls on a sheet pan {or mini muffin tin} in the freezer for at least 1 hour. Melt the chocolates either in a double boiler, heat proof bowl set over simmering water, or microwave.

Using a spoon, put some chocolate in the bottom of a mini muffin tin {with liners}. Use enough chocolate to get a good base. Place one peanut butter ball on top of the chocolate, then fill with chocolate so that the peanut butter ball is completely covered. Continue until all peanut butter balls are covered. Chill in the refrigerator overnight or until set.

And now for a visual essay in the life of a peanut butter cup.
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Happy Valentine’s Day!

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2 thoughts on “Happy Valentine’s Day

  1. Those look awesome! I’ll take one and the pretty plate you have them on. Kinda looks like your blog background. I saw a jar of cranberry peanut butter at the store this weekend. Wonder how that was taste in a resse cup?

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