Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cups

Total Time:
1 hr
30 min
30 min

48 chocolate peanut butter cups

  • For the base
  • 2 ounces (50 grams) soft dark brown sugar
  • 7 ounces (200 grams) icing sugar
  • 2 ounces (50 grams) butter, softened
  • 7 ounces (200 grams) smooth peanut butter
  • For the topping:
  • 7 ounces (200 grams) milk chocolate
  • 3 1/2 ounces (100 grams) dark chocolate
  • Gold buttons and edible gold stars to decorate, or other decorations of your choice
  • For the base:

Place all the ingredients for the base in the bowl of a food processor. Blend the mixture until the mixture takes on a sandy texture.

Place 48 gold petit four cases in sets of miniature tart tins or mini-muffin tins (each indent about 1 3/4-inches in diameter). Use 1 teaspoon of the base mixture to fill the bases of the petit four cases. Press the sandy mixture down into the cases as best you can to form a layer at the bottom of each paper case.

Place the milk chocolate and dark chocolate together into a heatproof bowl. Suspend the bowl over a pan of simmering water (the water should not touch the bottom of the bowl). Melt the chocolate gently while stirring. Spoon teaspoonfuls of the melted chocolate onto the top of each of the sandy bases of the petit four cases.

Decorate the tops of the chocolate covered peanut butter cups with either a gold button or gold star in the middle of each and transfer them to the fridge. Let them set in the fridge, for about 30 minutes.

To serve, arrange the chocolate peanut butter cups in their cases on a clean plate.

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    these are absolutely the best! If you are making them for a crowd believe me, you will need alot. double yummo!
    I ordered the gold stars, buttons AND the gold/silver tin liners from the same uk website. Shipping does not take long and the cost is very affordable! It is really what makes the whole treat and has such great impact. If you are going to make these at Holiday time, be sure to order in advance and/or order enough to get you through the season as they run out quickly. You will see on the site that these items are their #1 sellers (probably due to Nigella all year round but especially at Holiday when the episode tends to air again. Also I didn't use all of mine last Xmas and used the few leftover in the early Summer -- they kept beautifully!! Happy cooking
    Love the peanut butter cups!
    These were so easy and so much fun to make -- perfect for a kid birthday party or superbowl party! I did have the same issue with the peanut butter being a bit too thin so I would suggest adding a bit more confectioners sugar or brown sugar until you get a firmer consistency. These were really really great -- very pleased with the outcome and easy recipe.
    What a great peanut butter cup without all of the artificial components!! Fairly easy and fun to make with kids. These were a hit. I used silver and gold petit four cases. I did not find any decor to put on top so they were sans 'bling'. Will order the gold stars in advance as advised in previous posts.
    I made this befor lost recipe was sad lol But now I see here again so I have it saved. My famiy and friends loves it.
    It is so yummy. try it you will love it also. Happy Holiday &
    Merry Christmas.


    K.A . H. Jones
    Not sure what happened! Followed the recipe to a T, but the peanut butter mixture ended up quite oily, and then failed to set in the fridge :( Also, there was way more of the peanut butter mixture than melted chocolate, which threw the whold peanut butter-to-chocolate ratio off! Will need to experiment with this recipe or find a fair equivalent!
    Thank You for a treat when so hot or raining outside and we want a Sweet.Fits All criteria.Have these in cabinet anyway~ingredients.What Is Better Than Chocolate and Peanut Butter? Not Everyday, tho...Scrumptious,especially in fridge briefly.
    These were a really nice treat and my whole family loved them, I thought it would be a good idea to role the the mix into melted chocolate which turned into a sticky but yummy mess.
    The second time I made these I used half of the icing sugar and also added salted peanuts to the mix which I think balaced out the sweetness nicely.
    These were a little bit of heaven for my other half, being dairy & wheat intolerant I was able to adapt them for him - definitely in his good books at the moment!
    and oh so sweet to eat :) A little bit of patience required to get these little guys into the cases but worth it!
    LOVE this recipe. My children and I have made this many, many times and it always turns out great. Recently, we made them for a school "consumer" day where the children sell their products and it was a huge success!
    This may be cheating - I have not made the recipe yet BUT this is a huge THANK YOU to Paige for giving us the infomration about where to order the gold buttons and stars to decorate this with. I not only searched our city, but many others and even went to 4 places in London on a recent luck. Now I can't wait to try this.
    Made this at Christmas and it was easy and everyone loved them!!!
    Living in Phoenix, AZ, I mainly bake in the cooler winter months. I've really gone crazy this year, and my neighbors usually get at least half of everything I bake, because my family can't eat it all before it gets too old. This is the only recipe out of many that my neighbor said he wanted to have the recipe! It's very good and very easy to make. I used mini tart tins instead of foil cups, so I wound up with a little too much crust and not quite enough melted chocolate, but both are easily remedied the next time I make this recipe. Considering only the rangetop gets used to melt the chocolate, I could make this in the middle of August and not heat up my kitchen too much. I have yet to make a Nigella Lawson recipe that hasn't been a HUGE hit with my family!
    I made these for Christmas. They were easy to make, looked great and tasted fabulous. I only wish I could find the gold stars for the top. I'll make this recipe again and again.
    These had great peanut butter flavor and were not too sweet. Easy to make and they were a big hit. I would have loved to find those pretty stars, but I used some mini red and green candy coated chocolate chips and they were very festive.
    These were great! I had these at my Christmas function and everyone loved them. They were so easy to make.
    Made these for my family for our Christmas Eve supper. They were a big hit. Will add this to the Christmas traditions.
    Very good! However it took me longer than 30 minutes!
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