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peanut-butter-temptations-peanut-butter-cupsYields 2 lbs or makes 72 cups

You will need the following:
1, 1/4 oz bud (finely chopped or ground)
1 cup butter (your choice)
1 cup peanut butter (I use smooth Peter pan peanut butter)
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 lb. Powered sugar
1 lb melting chocolate

In a microwave oven safe bowl combine bud, butter & peanut butter. Place in microwave and heat for 2 minutes, remove and stir thoroughly. Add vanilla extract and powdered sugar mixing again with a wooden spoon.  Your mix is almost there now you have to refrigerate for 30 minutes to allow it to stiffen.

Now time to make the cup part. You need a muffin tin and some wax paper cut to the size of the bottom of the muffin cups (easiest way to do this is to flip the pan over and trace the circles, then cut them out, it helps to have extra hands for this) place the circles in the bottom of the muffin cup and line sides with paper. Using a spoon place a small amount of chocolate in the bottom of the cup and spread up the sides about 3/4 of an inch. Once done chill for 10 minutes in the freezer

Now back to the bud part:
Remove from fridge and begin making palm size balls with the mix. Once done pull out the cups and place the peanut budder balls in the cup and gently press down. Now cover with chocolate and place in freezer for 30 minutes.
One last step: remove from freezer and remove paper by flipping the tin over and tapping, don’t forget the paper on the bottom of the cup (I have and it wasn’t pleasant).

Now at this point you can have one massive candy party or wrap in individual cups, freeze and enjoy at your leisure.
Stays good for 1 month.

(Side note: you could use plastic wrap to line the muffin tin. Simply butter the tin and press the wrap into the cups. This actually make for best removal of the candy.

Enjoy!
Recipe by Erin Parker
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