My plans for today were cancelled, so I decided to get a jump on my Christmas treats. Every year I make homemade peanut butter cups, caramel corn, and a couple different kinds of cookies. I started with the peanut butter cups today since I thought they would keep the best until Christmas. I also found a great recipe for oreo truffles on Bakerella. I used Newman-O's instead of oreos because they are both organic and more delicious than oreos. I also made them in cup form since I was already making peanut butter cups and I think it's easier than dipping in chocolate.
In the spirit of Christmas generosity, here is my magical peanut butter cup recipe. It comes from a book of recipes collected by my great-grandmother's church.
-1 cup graham cracker crumbs
-1 cup powdered sugar
-1 cup peanut butter
-2 tbsp butter
-Chocolate for covering
Smoosh everything but the chocolate together in a bowl with your hands. Roll the mixture into little balls, and cover with melted chocolate. Super easy!
This is my cup making procedure:
1: Lay out some mini cupcake cups on a sheet of wax paper
2: Melt some chocolate (I use the microwave)
3: Plop a spoonful of chocolate into the bottom of each cup
4: Roll the filling into little balls and push them into the chocolate. The chocolate will ooze up around the sides filling out the cup.
5: Drizzle more melted chocolate over the top
There you have it! Tasty little candy cups!