The easiest peanut butter cups in a jar (homemade food gift!)
The easiest way to make peanut butter cups ... with only 3 ingredients (milk chocolate, white chocolate & peanut butter). Pile them into a glass jar, and they make the perfect last-minute Christmas gift!
1/2cuppeanut buttersmooth or crunchy – I like crunchy
11 ouncesmilk or dark chocolateyour choice!
a handful roasted salted peanutschopped (I used a small food processor)
Break up the white chocolate into pieces and melt it in a bowl together with the peanut butter. You can do this in the microwave in 30-second spurts (I find 3 x 30 seconds is about right) or in a glass bowl set over a pan of simmering water*.
Stir the peanut butter and white chocolate mixture together well and set aside.
Now melt the milk/dark chocolate in a separate bowl in the same way as described above.
Line a cupcake/muffin tin with cupcake wrappers, and spoon a teaspoon of milk/dark chocolate into each. Then spoon a teaspoon of the white choc/peanut butter mixture on top. Freeze the whole tray for about five minutes.**
Spoon another teaspoonful of milk/dark chocolate into each cupcake case and smooth it over a little so that it covers the peanut butter layer. Finally, sprinkle a pinch of nuts over each cup.
*If you choose the second option, make sure the bowl doesn’t touch the water.**Freezing after the white choc and peanut butter layer helps the top layer to go on more cleanly.