This article originally appeared on Food52.com: Homemade Peanut Butter Cups. Carey Nershi from Reclaiming Provincial shows us how to make peanut butter cups that are reminiscent of childhood, with a grown-up edge.
Editor’s note: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are so last year. And while kids and parents these days might be squeamish about homemade treats being tricky, there's an upside: You won't have to feel guilty about keeping all of these homemade peanut butter cups to yourself.
I am what you might call a recovering junk food addict. One that had an especially strong penchant for candy. And while I’ve managed to get my sweet tooth under control in recent years, I still have quite a weakness for homemade versions of classic treats. Being able to create them without preservatives or strange ingredients makes this a justifiable weakness, I’d dare say.
Peanut butter cups are one of the simplest sweets to make. There’s no need to fuss with tempering chocolate or tentatively hovering over a pan of scary-hot sugar. All you need is a handful of ingredients (most of which you probably already have in your pantry), some mini cupcake wrappers, a stove (or microwave), and a fridge. Dangerously easy, folks.