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December 5, 2011

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pucks

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.

Pure deliciousness.

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!

So, other than my super holiday sweet obsession lately, I’ve been so busy getting ready for Christmas? How about you? Anyone all ready for Christmas? Anyone else on a food kick? I’d love to hear from you!

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1 comment:

Just this... Alice said...

Thanks for sharing your recipe. It is always good to get different candy recipes for making Christmas gifts.