Sunday, April 15, 2012

Cookie Dough Peanut Butter Cups

For the love of chocolate.
Prep time: 20 minutes                |            Total time: 1 hour             |             Yield: 24 cups


· 2 1/2 cups chocolate chips
· 1/2 cup unsalted butter
· 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
· 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
· 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
· 3/4 cup powdered sugar
· 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
· 1/4 teaspoon salt
· 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

1. In a small saucepan, heat butter until melted. Whisk in brown sugar until dissolved, 
then let it bubble for 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and 
whisk in peanut butter. The mixture will be liquidly. 
Whisk in vanilla. Let sit and cool completely, about 30 minutes.
2. Line a mini muffin with with liners. Melt 1 1/4 cups of chocolate chips in the microwave, heating on full power for 20 seconds, stir, 30 seconds again, and stir until melted. Drop 1 teaspoon of chocolate into each liner, then use a spoon to brush chocolate up the sides of the liner. Place in the freezer for 20 minutes. 

3. By this point the butter + sugar mix should be cool. Whisk in powdered sugar, salt and flour, until combine and few lumps remain. Fold in mini chocolate chips (if some melt, let it cool longer and add more chips). The dough will be wet, but pop it in the fridge for 15 minutes to harden.
4. Remove muffin tin and cookie dough, then place 1 teaspoon of cookie dough (I somewhat rolled mine) into the chocolate cups. Place back in the freezer for 10-15 minutes. 
5. Melt the remaining chocolate chips, then cover each cookie dough top with chocolate, smoothing with a spoon. Freeze again for 15-20 minutes. 

Source: Adapted from How Sweet Eats

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