Peanut Butter Cup SquaresFrom pointsevenout 1 year ago
- COATING: shopping list
- 1 12 oz bag of milk chocolate drops, divided shopping list
- 2 T shortening, divided shopping list
- FILLING: shopping list
- 1 c low fat peanut butter shopping list
- 1 stick (1/2) c unsalted butter shopping list
- 1 c powdered sugar shopping list
- 1 c ground graham crackers (one sleeve) shopping list
- 1/2 t salt shopping list
How to make it
- Line an 8x8 dish with parchment paper, bottom and sides. A little fancy folding will get you there with one piece.
- Melt half of the milk chocolate and shortening in a microwave safe dish on 50% power for 2 minutes and stir. Microwave again on 50% power for 1 minute and stir. If needed, microwave on 50% power for 30 seconds. Stir until smooth.
- Pour melted chocolate into dish. Spread on bottom and up the sides of the dish with the back of a spoon.
- Freeze, for a couple of minutes while making filling, to start to harden chocolate.
- There are two versions of this filling. Use half of the filling ingredients, except use two extra tbsps butter, for a nicely sized filling. Use all of the filling ingredients for those whom like peanut butter.
- Melt and mix butter, salt, and peanut butter in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Mix in powdered sugar until smooth. Mix in graham cracker crumbs until smooth. Smooth warm filling onto set up chocolate and freeze again for a half hour to harden peanut butter mixture.
- Melt the other half of the chocolate mixture as in the previous directions. Pour and spread melted chocolate onto top of firmed up peanut butter filling. Refrigerate until set.
- Bring up to room temperature.
- Using parchment paper, remove from dish and divide into squares. I use a pizza wheel or a chef's knife for a cutter.
- Refrain from inhaling the entire contents of this recipe.
- This is the closest I've been able to come to that famous store brand of peanut butter cups. Varying brands of chocolate chips will modify the flavor of this delight.
- Technique: Add layer to layer while the previous layer is still not quite firmly set so that the boundaries between the layers will melt just a little and cohesion is better. That way the squares, when cut, will stay stacked together instead of separating.
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