Line 36 miniature muffin cups with paper liners.
Place the peanut
butter, butter, and salt in a microwaveable bowl. Heat in the microwave until
quite soft (for
about 30-60 seconds, but check and stir every 20
seconds). Stir in the confectioners sugar.
chocolates and shortening in a heatproof bowl, placed over a saucepan of simmering
Spoon, or pipe,
about one teaspoon of
the melted chocolate into each of the paper cups. Tap the
pan gently on the counter to smooth out the chocolate. Spoon (or pipe) a scant teaspoon of
the peanut butter mixture on top of the chocolate. Then top with another
teaspoon of melted chocolate. Tap the pan gently on the counter to smooth out
the peanut butter cups. If necessary, add a little more chocolate to get a
smooth top. Refrigerate about 20 minutes or until set. Store in an airtight
container in the refrigerator or they can be frozen.
Makes about 36
peanut butter cups. Preparation time 30 minutes.
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Peanut Butter Cups:
(125 grams) creamy peanut butter
tablespoons (28 grams) butter, room temperature
(55 grams) confectioners (powdered or icing) sugar, sifted
(260 grams) semi sweet or bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
9 ounces (260 grams) milk chocolate, coarsely chopped
tablespoon (10 grams) shortening