Lauren Zembron

White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

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Who doesn’t love the classic flavor combination of peanut butter and chocolate?! I certainly do, and almost always have both ingredients – in multiple varieties – on hand in my pantry. Although there are instances in which a square of chocolate dipped straight into the peanut butter jar will suffice to fulfill a craving, there are other occasions which call for a more sophisticated dessert. The inspiration for these White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups is the ubiquitous peanut butter cups, which inevitably make their way into every kid’s Halloween trick-or treat bag. Although homemade candy may not be the best thing to distribute to trick-or-treaters, these White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups would be a fantastic addition to any Halloween party dessert spread.

Prep time: 2 hours (includes chilling time for chocolate)
Cook Time: None
Total time: 2 hours
Yield: Makes about 10 (2-inch) candy cups

White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Ingredients

White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups Ingredients - Peanut Butter & Co. White Chocolate Wonderful Peanut Butter

2 cups (about 12 ounces) good-quality chopped white chocolate or white chocolate chips
3/4 cup White Chocolate Wonderful peanut butter
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Special Equipment:

10 (2-inch) aluminum/tin foil muffin liners

Procedure

1. Place chocolate in the top of a double boiler (or make your own by setting a heat-proof bowl over a pot with 1-inch of water) over high heat. Bring the water to a boil and then reduce stove heat to low.

2. Continuously stir the chocolate until completely melted. Remove bowl from the heat and place on a heatproof surface.

White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups - Continuously stir the chocolate until completely melted.

3. Using a small spoon, “paint” the melted chocolate all over the insides of tin foil muffin liners (the tinfoil cups are easier to peel off than the paper cups). The layer of chocolate should be thick enough so that you cannot see through it, but thin enough that the paper cups remain upright and intact. You will not use all of the melted chocolate in this step.

White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups - Using a small spoon, “paint” the melted chocolate all over the insides of tin foil muffin liners

4. Allow chocolate cups to cool and harden completely by placing on a tray in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. You can also complete this step the night before.

5. In a small bowl, stir together the White Chocolate Wonderful peanut butter and vanilla extract until smooth.

White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups - stir together the White Chocolate Wonderful peanut butter and vanilla extract

6. Using a mini ice cream scoop or a small spoon, evenly divide the peanut butter between the hardened chocolate cups. Smooth the top to create an even surface.

White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups - evenly divide the peanut butter between the hardened chocolate cups

7. If the remaining melted chocolate has hardened too much, simply repeat steps 1-2.

8. Evenly divide the remaining melted chocolate amongst the filled cups, smoothing the tops and making sure the chocolate reaches all the way to the edges in order to seal the cups.

9. Chill in the refrigerator until set, about 1-2 hours.

10. Unwrap cups and enjoy! You can also store in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer.

White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups - Chill in the refrigerator until set, about 1-2 hours

White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups - Unwrap cups and enjoy!

White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups - You can also store in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer

White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups, 8.3 out of 10 based on 7 ratings

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18 Responses to White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

  1. JR says:

    Yum! I would try white chocolate and cinnamon raisin swirl pb for a cinnamon bun flavored pb cup! 🙂

  2. Erin Colquhoun says:

    This does look amazing… However I think I might do dark chocolate and cinnamon raisin swirl for a chocolate covered raisin pb cup. YUM

  3. Jessica says:

    This recipe sounds perfect! I would also try semisweet chocolate cups filled with White Chocolate Wonderful.

  4. Alicia says:

    Mighty Maple Peanut Butter coated with semi-sweet/white chocolate swirl chips yum….

  5. Rachel says:

    I’d try some dark chocolate with The Heat is On. Spicy-Sweet!

  6. Marissa says:

    I think I would try making a filling using cinnamon raisin swirl pb and maybe a little pumpkin to make like a pumpkin cinnamon raisin pb cup

  7. michele malone says:

    I’d do dark chocolate, honey pb, and mash a pretzel into the peanut butter before topping.

  8. Belynda says:

    I’d go Mighty Maple with White chocolate, and sprinkle some chopped pecans on top before they harden.

  9. Kay says:

    I would try making them with melted milk chocolate and carmel with white chocolate peanut butter fillin 🙂 sounds awesome

  10. Nathan Miller says:

    Nom! There are only two things that break my healthy eating. Peanut Butter and WHITE Chocolate. And you’ve just combined my two enemies together! Very hip recipe! But I think PB & Co’s cinnamon raisin swirl Peanut Butter in the middle of some milk chocolate with added Cayenne pepper added into the chocolate would make a great adult trick or treat handout!

  11. Maria says:

    I would like to try dark chocolate dreams with mint chocolate yummm!!

  12. Brandy says:

    I like this combo, but I would add some jam to it!

  13. Rose says:

    I had never heard of White Chocolate Wonderful. What a great idea–peanut butter and white chocolate blended together!

    I really like the white chocolate/peanut butter combo, but I’d also love to try milk chocolate with crushed graham crackers, peanut butter and marshmallow fluff as the filling.

  14. JoJo says:

    Yum, I did this with equal parts of Cinnamon Raisin Swirl and White Chocolate wonderful PB and used melted dark chocolate, milk chocolate and white chocolate drizzled in equal parts on the bottom sides and top of the PB cup. Also, b/c I will always love PB&J, I added a dollop of real grape jelly on top of the PB before drizzling the top. Labor intensive, but beautiful and worth it!!

  15. pumpkinpie says:

    Dark chocolate dreams, with dark chocolate. Sea salt on top!

  16. Lauren Palmer says:

    Do you have to use the White chocolate wonderful ?

  17. carol says:

    Can I use shaped cupcake paper ?

  18. Chance says:

    Lena-it is stunning! From beinnnigg to end, I was holding my breath the entire time anticipating the next lovely page! The colors, the content…perfection! Bravo! You should be very, very proud. 🙂

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