Growing up, I helped my mom make several different kinds of homemade candy and two favorites have always stood out for me. One is nut goodie fudge, which I definitely need to blog. The other is this very simple but oh so delicious recipe for peanut butter cups.
We’ve been making it so long that I can’t cite a source but needless to say it has been around for decades and my mom altered it for modern times so you can use a microwave. (Yeah, that long.)
This recipe is great for any time of year but works fabulous for the Christmas and Valentine’s Day. And with only four ingredients, it is simplistic but absolutely fabulous! The center is wonderfully rich and creamy without a powdered texture or greasy feeling you get with store bought candy.
1/2 cup margarine or butter (we like butter)
2 cups sifted powdered sugar
1 cup creamy peanut butter
2 1/2 pounds chocolate almond bark
Mix first three ingredients. Make 1 teaspoon rounded balls with peanut butter mixture.
Melt almond bark in microwave, stirring in one minute intervals until completely melted.
Using a teaspoon, put a drop of chocolate in bottom of small candy wrapper, pushing it up the sides of the wrapper slightly Add 1 teaspoon rounded ball. Top with more spooned chocolate and push the chocolate gently to the sides.
Ready to serve once chocolate has hardened.
Be sure to sift the powdered sugar so you get a nice and creamy center. Feel free to experiment with different toppings before the almond bark hardens for more color. For peanut butter cups we tend to be purists and don’t add anything additional. I prefer to add color with fun mini baking cups!
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