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5 from 2 votes

Peanut Butter Cup Hearts

If you like peanut butter cups or have a friend or significant other that do, these are the perfect treat to make for them. No cooking or baking involved and they are super easy to make!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Cooling Time30 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Candy, Desserts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sweet, treats, Valentine's Day
Servings: 16 people
Calories: 149kcal
Author: Matt Taylor

Equipment

  • Bowls
  • spoon
  • Silicone heart shape mold

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of peanut butter 120g
  • 1/2 cup of powdered sugar 50g may need more or less
  • 1 tsp. to 2 tsp. of melted butter unsalted or salted (5 to 10g)
  • 1/2 tsp. of salt 2g
  • 4.5 to 9 oz of chocolate milk chocolate, dark, semi-sweet, candy melts, etc. (124 to 248g)

Instructions

  • Melt the butter and add it to a large bowl. Add the peanut butter and mix together. Then add the salt and the powdered sugar about 1 half to 1 third at a time. Mix until you have a play dough consistency. Add more powdered sugar if it is too sticky.
  • Melt whatever chocolate that you want to use in a microwave-safe bowl in the microwave or use the double-boiler method.
  • Fill each heart cavity with about 1/4-inch deep chocolate. Then take some peanut butter mixture with clean hands or wear food prep gloves and shape it into a small heart that is smaller than the mold. Rest that on top of the chocolate. Then fill chocolate on top.
  • Once done filling all the cavities, place the mold in the fridge for about 30 minutes so the peanut butter cup hearts can set.
  • Once set you can remove them from the mold and eat them. Maybe you want to put them in some treat bags, or something like that. Enjoy!

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Notes

You can make these in any sized mold that you want. 
NOTE: If you don't temper the chocolate after melting it, you will just need to store these in the fridge, unless your house is fairly cool inside. Otherwise use candy melts, those don't need to be tempered. Or use something like CandiQuik.
Double Boiler Method: Add a small pot with about an inch of water to a burner. Set the heat to medium. Then place a metal or pyrex bowl on top of the pot. Make sure the water is not touching the bottom of the bowl. As the water heats up the steam will gently heat up the bottom of the bowl, which in turn will melt the chocolate inside the bowl.
List of nutritional facts for peanut butter cup hearts