These are not your ordinary peanut butter cups. The filling is creamy, smooth and oh so good. I was looking for a recipe close to what I could get at Rocky Mountain Chocolate before they changed the recipe and ruined them. While making buckeyes I got the inspiration to try. I find buckeyes too sweet and they don't have as big a peanut butter flavor as I was craving.
This is what I came up with. Close in my opinion but then again it's been nearly 7 years since I had one from Rocky Mountain Chocolate. But these sure do fill the void. These are meant to be rich and decadent. The use of silicon cups makes it much easier to coat with chocolate than paper would be. When you peel back the silicon, you're left with a perfect beautiful rippled cup. It leaves you thinking "did I really make these".
I experimented with the chocolate. I preferred milk chocolate to semi sweet chocolate chips. I used Belgian fondue chocolate (comes in wafers), it melted easier and smoother than chocolate chips. The chips melted in your hands fast and was a little more messy to eat. I also preferred regular peanut butter to light. It gave me the consistency I desired. But use what you like. Makes 12 but you might want to share one with a friend, or maybe not!
First Place Winner in RSC#12! Super rich peanut butter dark chocolate brownies with a thick peanut butter topping accented with chocolate drizzle! Serving size will vary on tolerance for rich, sweet foods - the first time I made these, I cut into 20 bars and some of my guests thought that half the size would have been enough... I, on the other hand, had two!
In going through my recipe box I found this one, done in my husband's handwriting. They sound like a good alternative lower fat dessert. There is no serving size given so serving size is approximate. Cook time is set time.
I first saw these at a bake sale and was so impressed. You bake a ball of dough in a mini-muffin tin, bake, and press a Reese's peanut butter cup into it after you take it out of oven. You are left with a picture-perfect tart, receiving "oohs and aahs" and "how did you do it?" You could even use the refrigerated sugar/peanut butter cookie dough too.
This is one of my most requested recipes. It is something I came up with one day as I love the combination of peanut butter and chocolate. You can make this with brownies from the box; however, I make mine from scratch. This is my husband's other favorite dessert.
I made these for a booth in Faneuil Hall in Boston years ago. I don't remember where the recipe came from but was told by a customer that these would be part of their daughter's childhood memories! They are super sweet and easy to make. SCRUMPTIOUS!