In my holiday baking madness, I have decided this year to try several new recipes. The first one I decide to experiment with was Chocolate Peanut Butter Pucks. I cannot even explain to you how insanely easy these are to make. I got the recipe from the Joy of Baking and tweaked it just a little bit.
First, I softened ½ cup peanut butter and 2 TBSP butter in the microwave, then mixed them together.
Next, I mixed in ½ cup powdered sugar and ½ a crushed up graham cracker. In hindsight, I could have crushed the whole graham cracker. I mixed that up well and left it sit.
Then, I chunked up 18 oz of chocolate, milk and semi sweet. I added 1 TBSP (a big spoonful) of shortening and melted that in the microwave. My microwave has a “melt chocolate” setting; thank you Samsung, but if yours does not, I would stir it every 30 seconds or so.
To make the cups, I added muffin cups to my cupcake tins, I did 24.
I ladled a spoonful of chocolate into each tin and coated the bottom of the muffin cup.
Then I dropped a ½ spoonful of the peanut butter mixture into the cups (This might also be the spot where I sampled the peanut butter mixture).
Finally, drop the remaining chocolate over the peanut butter into the cups. I may have used a little too much chocolate on the bottoms, as I did not have enough to fill all 24 cups, I only managed 21.
Finally, place the pans into the fridge until they firm up.
I froze mine in their paper cups for holiday parties.
Here is the recipe.
Combine ½ cup peanut butter with 2 tbsp softened butter. Add ½ cup powdered sugar and 1 crumbled graham cracker. Set aside.
Melt 18 oz. chocolate ( I mixed semi sweet and milk chocolate) in a microwaveable bowl with 1 TBSP shortening until smooth. Stir at least every 30 seconds, if the chocolate becomes sticky, add 1 TBSP honey to thin.
Line 24 cupcake tins with muffin liners. Add ½ spoonful of chocolate to each liner. Smooth around to cover the bottom of the liner. Drop in 1 spoonful peanut butter mixture to each liner. Use remaining chocolate to cover the peanut butter.
Place pans in the refrigerator until firm. Freeze or serve!