Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Cups

Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Cups
Adapted from keyingredient.com
Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Cups

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

1

servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

1

servings

Adapted from keyingredient.com

Ingredients

  • 1/2

    cup powdered sugar 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1/2 cup thick caramel sauce (I used Trader Joe’s Salted Caramel Sauce) flakey sea salt (like Maldon)

Directions

Directions So what could have been a typical Sunday actually turned out to be a day my life changed for the better and the recreation of the truffles was born. I don’t really make much candy (like I’ve never made it in my life) and have no idea how to even attempt making a truffle so instead I did the next logical thing. I made peanut butter cups and filled them with caramel and topped them with sea salt. Dare I say these are even better than the Trader Joe’s truffles???? Duh, of course they are! They’re homemade. And you can never go wrong when you start from scratch and go at it with love. These homemade peanut butter cups are so over the top, I don’t want you to be surprised if you close your eyes and starting making weird throat noises while you’re eating them. No one will notice because they’ll be doing the same thing. I promise. So really, all I have to say is, make them. Share them or don’t, but make them. They will be the easiest and best thing you put in your mouth this entire holiday season. For the peanut butter filling, mix peanut butter, softened butter, 1/4 cup powdered sugar and vanilla together until smooth and combined. If the mixture isn’t as thick or as sweet as you like, add a tablespoon of powdered sugar at time get desired consistency; Set aside Place chocolate and shortening in a microwave safe bowl and cook on high at 30 second intervals, stirring often, until chocolate is melted and smooth. Spoon roughly a teaspoon of the melted chocolate into each liner and use either the back of a spoon or a pastry brush (my personal favorite) to coat the inside of the liner and sides with chocolate. Repeat a couple times to make sure there is a good layer of chocolate. Chill the whole pan for 10-15 minutes until chocolate hardens. Fill each liner with a heaping teaspoon of peanut butter filling and press down a bit to flatten. Top the peanut butter filling with a dollop of caramel. Top with remaining melted chocolate to evenly cover the caramel and peanut butter and fill to the edges. Sprinkle the tops with a small pinch of sea salt. Heather @ Heather’s Dish Perfect for me to make and then eat while on the treadmill. Your P.S. made me laugh out loud because in my mind I thought, wow, she has really straight teeth. I don’t think I should make these. I know I would eat them ALL! Can’t wait to make these. Thanks for creating the recipe for us.. Oh, and my husband is a Dentist…we have seen it all…lol Merry Christmas

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