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.
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!