Gourmet Peanut Butter Cups

125 mins (prep 45, cooking 80)
4 ingredients
12 servings
These are not your ordinary peanut butter cups. The filling is creamy, smooth and oh so good. I was looking for a recipe close to what I could get at Rocky Mountain Chocolate before they changed the recipe and ruined them. While making buckeyes I got the inspiration to try. I find buckeyes too sweet and they don't have as big a peanut butter flavor as I was craving. This is what I came up with. Close in my opinion but then again it's been nearly 7 years since I had one from Rocky Mountain Chocolate. But these sure do fill the void. These are meant to be rich and decadent. The use of silicon cups makes it much easier to coat with chocolate than paper would be. When you peel back the silicon, you're left with a perfect beautiful rippled cup. It leaves you thinking "did I really make these". I experimented with the chocolate. I preferred milk chocolate to semi sweet chocolate chips. I used Belgian fondue chocolate (comes in wafers), it melted easier and smoother than chocolate chips. The chips melted in your hands fast and was a little more messy to eat. I also preferred regular peanut butter to light. It gave me the consistency I desired. But use what you like. Makes 12 but you might want to share one with a friend, or maybe not!

Categories:  5-ingredients-or-less , chocolate , sweet , easy , candy , taste~mood , <-4-hours , vegetarian , time-to-make , dessert ,
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Serving Size (91.9 g)
Servings 12
Amount per Serving
Calories 268.76 Calories from Fat 101.79
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11.31g 208.88%
Saturated Fat 2.42g 145.1%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 3.83mg 15.31%
Sodium 180.09mg 90.04%
Total Carbohydrate 35.65g 142.6%
Dietary Fiber 1.67 g 79.94%
Sugars 26.84 g %
Protein 8.97g 215.17%
Vitamin A 37.42IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 48.4mg% Iron 0.71mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
pure vanilla extract