Here’s how I made the peanut butter cups:
Peanut Butter Cups
1 package chocolate chips (milk chocolate if you prefer, I like dark chocolate)
½ C Peanut Butter
½ C Butter
⅓ C graham cracker crumbs
⅓ C Peanuts, finely chopped
1 C powdered sugar.
Melt the peanut butter and butter in a sauce pan, stir in the cracker crumbs and peanuts, then stir in the powdered sugar. Set aside. Melt the chocolate chips (be careful not to over-cook!). You can either put them in a pan (chocolate, then peanut butter mixture, then chocolate again) lined with waxed paper, or you can do what I did, and make individual peanut butter cups in mini muffin cups. It takes forever, but they’re pretty great!
6 oz. semisweet chocolate chips
6 oz. butterscotch chips
1 C peanut butter
1 C roasted peanuts
1 cup butter
2/3 cup light cream
3 ounce package vanilla pudding mix (NOT instant)
2 pounds powdered sugar (7-1/2 cups)
1 teaspoon vanilla
Melt the first 3 ingredients together in the microwave or on the stove. Do not over-heat, just melt slowly. Line a pan with waxed paper, or use individual mini muffin cups. Fill the bottom of the pan with a shallow layer of the chocolate/peanut butter mixture. Set aside to cool. In a sauce pan, melt together the butter and cream. Add vanilla pudding and cook until slightly thickened. Remove from heat and mix in powdered sugar until thick and smooth. Add vanilla. Spoon this mixture over the first layer of chocolate. Add the peanuts to the remaining chocolate mixture and spoon that over the vanilla pudding layer. Put in fridge or freezer to set up. Cut into squares and serve (if using the pan method).
1 package chocolate chips
½ C slivered almonds
2 C butter
2 C sugar
In a heavy sauce pan, heat butter and sugar over high heat, stirring constantly. It will melt and mix together, then it will start boiling and boil for quite a while. Once it gets up to about 250 degrees it will begin to change color to a light brown. Allow it to change color and then remove from heat and pour immediately onto a buttered cookie sheet. After just a few minutes, pour the chocolate chips over the top. As they melt, spread the chocolate around. Sprinkle nuts on top and allow to cool and harden.