Peanut Butter Pie Cups

25 Jun

You might want to call these “chocolate peanut butter cups” or something, but I didn’t want them confused with some kind of Reese’s-like candy (like the peanut butter cups I recently posted). They are chocolate cups, filled with a mixture I adapted from a pie filling recipe. These were a first – and definitely not a last.

MAKING THE CHOCOLATE CUPS

I used Wilton’s chocolate melting candies (for molds, dipping, etc. – NOT fondue/melting chocolate), but I have also used milk and semi-sweet chocolate. The melting candy stays workable longer, but any of these is fine. The candy mold I’m using is also Wilton.

One cup at a time: spoon about 1/3 cupful of chocolate into one cup. Then use a paintbrush to smooth the chocolate evenly up the sides – make sure it’s not too thin or it won’t hold up!

Gravity is your friend. It helps to turn the mold so the chocolate falls where you’re about to paint.

After you’ve “painted” the chocolate into the mold, place them in the fridge for a few minutes to set up – then in the freezer for several minutes.

Important! When you take the mold out of the freezer, don’t try to push or “pop” the cups out (you might notice that my mold is cracked from trying to do it that way!). Simply turn the mold over above a plate or wax paper, and use your fingers to thaw each cup. If you apply a little pressure, they pop right out when they’re thawed.

Clear as mud? Yeah, here’s a video:

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Get the idea?

THE PEANUT BUTTER FILLING

Mix together:

  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 12 oz. cool whip*

*I know, cool whip comes in 8- and 16-oz. containers, and I’ve made this filling with both sizes. Figure out what you like. (But I’m telling you: 12 oz. is best :) )

I sprinkled them with graham cracker crumbs (I think to justify calling them “pie” cups), but they’d be pretty with chocolate shavings or nuts.

Yummmmmm.

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4 Responses to “Peanut Butter Pie Cups”

  1. Debbied01 June 26, 2011 at 3:41 pm #

    Where did u get your molds? These are amazing too!

    • dolcetti di vita June 26, 2011 at 4:59 pm #

      Thanks! The filling recipe is soooo good.

      This mold is called “cordial cups,” I think, and I actually got it at the Macomb Farm King :) They have a Wilton aisle.

      Hobby Lobby also has molds, if you can get there.

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