Thursday, December 6, 2012

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cups

As with all wonderful things, I found this idea on Pinterest.  Since peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are one of my favorite lunches, and chocolate is one of my other favorite lunches, I knew these would make my taste buds sing.

And they do.

Even better, they are super easy to make.  Package these bad boys up in a candy box, add a bow, and these little delights are the perfect teacher gift.  Or bus driver gift.  Or dance teacher gift. Or hostess gift.

You get the idea.

2 (11.5oz) bags milk chocolate chips
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup grape or strawberry jelly
2 tablespoons confectioner's sugar
1 teaspoon canola oil (or similar)
24 paper small cupcake liners

Line two muffin/cupcake pans with paper liners.  Set aside.

In a large glass bowl, empty both bags of chocolate.  Set aside 1/2 cup chips, and place large glass bowl in microwave.  Heat on HIGH in 45 second intervals, stirring after each interval until chocolate is smooth.  Add in 1/2 cup chips and stir until smooth.  Add oil, stir.

Using two spoons, drop 1 tablespoon (approx) melted chocolate into each cupcake liner.  Tap tin and use spoons to make sure chocolate covers entire bottom.

Chill 10 minutes.

While chilling, take 1 cup peanut butter and mix in bowl with confectioner sugar.  Place in freezer to chill for several minutes.

Remove cupcake pans and peanut butter mixture.  Drop 1 teaspoon peanut butter into each cup.  Flatten slightly with back of spoon.  Drop 1 teaspoon jelly over top, and chill 5 minutes.

Remove pans, and cover each cup with melted chocolate.  Make certain chocolate covers entire top and down the sides.

Chill until set.

Mommyhood Footnote: Don't like PB&J?  Make these as Peanut Butter cups.  I made one tray PB&J, one tray PB.  Delish!


1 comment:

  1. OH MY!!! I might have to try this......because chocolate is also one of my favorite lunches. ;) They look mighty delicious! Thanks for the post!!


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