Pretzel Peanut Butter Cups
Updated: Jun 9, 2022
Bite size morsels of sweet and salty addictiveness
Although this photo above is deliciously melty, you don't want to be this summer. I love little treats that are quick, easy, and also no-bake. It helps that peanut butter cups are my absolute FAVOITE candy bar. They are delicious and now there is a version on the shelves that have pretzel bits in the center that are over-the-top addicting.
"Eat whatever you want, and if someone tries to lecture you about your weight, eat them too." -Unknown
Because two cups are never enough, I decided to take it upon myself to recreate this at home. The recipe yields sixteen (16) 1.5 inch muffin cups. The only problem is having the self-control to not eat them all yourself.
Some tips when it comes to making these Peanut butter cups:
-Make the peanut butter filling first. You want it to solidify just enough to not melt through the chocolate and to be easy to manage.
- Melt chocolate in 30 second increments in the microwave till smooth and glossy.
- Use cocoanut oil in the chocolate to get that high gloss sheen.
-Make sure when you fill the cups up with the chocolate that you get enough on the sides too.
These little cuties are so easy and take just a few minutes to whip together.
So lets get to the recipe!
Peanut Butter Filling:
3/4 c peanut butter
3 TBSP butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 c powdered sugar
1/8 tsp salt
1 c or 50 g pretzel crushed
Add peanut butter and butter to a medium sauce pan and place over medium heat.
Once the butter is fully melted, take it off the heat and add in salt and vanilla. Then add in powdered sugar. Stir in with a wire whisk till smooth. Pour this mixture all over the crushed pretzels.
1 cup or 170 g semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 tsp cocoanut oil
Melt these two together in a microwave-safe bowl for 30 seconds at a time till smooth. After each 30-second interval, mix the chocolate ingredients together. Repeat until the chocolate is fully melted. Then, using a spoon, spread the chocolate mixture out in each cup (as evenly as possible), including up the sides. Then add in the peanut butter pretzel mixture about 3/4 full. Top with a little more melted chocolate to cover the tops and spread out with the back of a spoon once more--just till peanut butter is covered. Set peanut butter cups in the fridge to chill for 15- 20 minutes or until set. Eat right away or keep in fridge and eat when you'd like.
Hope you enjoy!