Video:How to Make Peanut Butter Cupswith Gretchen Siegchrist
Peanut butter and chocolate are a perfect balance of salty and sweet. See how to make delicious peanut butter cups from scratch.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Make Peanut Butter CupsHi, I am Gretchen Siegchrist for About.com Food. Today I'm going to show you how to make peanut butter cups.
Peanut Butter Cups IngredientsFor this recipe you will need:
- 12 ounces milk chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2/3 cup graham cracker crumbs
Melt the ChocolateBegin by melting the chocolate chips and shortening together over low heat. Stir occasionally until the chocolate is totally melted and the mixture is smooth.
Coat the Paper Cups With ChocolateUsing the pastry brush, paint the chocolate on the insides of the paper cups. Do this until you have coated about 30 cups.
You should have a little bit of chocolate left over. We are going to use this later to top off the peanut butter cups, so make sure to keep it warm so that it is easy to spread.
Put the cups on a cookie sheet in the refrigerator, and let them chill until the chocolate gets firm.
Combine the Other IngredientsMeanwhile, combine the peanut butter and the butter in a saucepan. Melt these ingredients together over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Stir in the powdered sugar and the graham cracker crumbs.
Fill the Paper Cups With the MixtureUsing a small spoon, fill the paper cups with the peanut butter mixture, almost to the top. Now, brush a thin layer of chocolate over the peanut butter, and put the cups in the freezer until they are firm. Thanks for watching. To learn more, visit us on the Web at food.about.com.
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