This little girl happened.
Yep! My brother and SIL had their beautiful little girl on Friday morning! Baby Avery was born on November 30th (she sure likes keeping us all on our toes wondering what month she was going to be born in!). Isn't she just the most beautiful little girl in the world? I just cannot even get enough of her! I just always want to be around her, I cant handle it! Whenever I'm not around her, I am just thinking about her the whole time! And shes not even my own child. I can only imagine what it'll be like when I do have a baby of my own.
With all of the excitement of the weekend, I haven't had much time to bake (other than the cookie swap cookies- more on that next week).
So today, I am sharing with you the Homemade Peanut Butter Cups I made a few weeks back.
homemade peanut butter, and give it an extra "homemade" taste. But either way I hope you get the chance to make them soon, because they are so worth it. And you can feel a little bit better about eating them too, because they are homemade and you know there aren't those nasty preservatives that you get in the ones at the store. So I hope you can make these soon :)
- candy mold
- candy melting bottles, or you can just use a bowl and spoon to scoop it in, or a snap-locking bag
- up to an entire bag (12 oz) mini chocolate chips, as needed
- vegetable oil, as needed to thin out melted chocolate
- up to 2 cups peanut butter (1/2 tsp per peanut butter cup), store bought or homemade
- Wash and thoroughly dry the candy molds and bottles. Water will make the chocolate seize so make sure to dry them well. Melt chocolate (1/4 cup or less at a time) in melting bottle 30 seconds at a time in microwave, until fully melted. Do not put in microwave more than 30 seconds at a time. It could burn the chocolate. If needed, add a little bit of oil (start with 1/8 tsp and work up if needed) to thin out the chocolate a little bit. Stir with a knife or by pinching the outsides of the bottle until the chocolate is fully mixed.
- Using the bottle with the lipped lid on, make a lining in the mold just covering the bottom and sides to form a bowl shape. Don't fill all the way, because you want a bowl shape to put the peanut butter in. Make sure there are no parts that are showing the mold. You don't want areas for the peanut butter to come out. Once you have made bowls out of all of the cups, place the candy mold into the freezer for about 5-10 minutes, until the chocolate is set.
- Using a small spoon or a 1/2 tsp measuring spoon, fill in the bowl shapes with the peanut butter, flattening the tops. Take the bottle with the melted chocolate and fill the remaining mold with chocolate, closing off the peanut butter cup. Once all of them are done, return to freezer for another 10 minutes until set. Pop out of mold and place in refrigerator to stay cold and set. Store in airtight container for up to a week.