Peanut Butter "Cups"

I came up with these myself, which is rare... most of the recipes here are from other sites or sources.

I've been craving Reese's Peanut Butter Cups because it's almost Halloween... now that I'm lactose intolerant, I can't have them. I'm also gluten intolerant and diabetic, so it makes it tough this time of year.

I decided to make my own. I had some Jif no-sugar-added peanut butter in the cupboard, so I used a tiny ice cream scoop (or you could use a melon baller) to make tiny peanut butter balls. I froze them in disposable plastic bowls. You might want to spray the bottom with Pam or use parchment paper because they do stick a little.

Meanwhile, I melted some Enjoy Life chocolate chips in the microwave. I just melt it on 20 second intervals, stirring after each time until the chocolate is all melted.  These are dairy-free and gluten-free chocolate chips. They're really good melted.

I put some parchment paper on small plates. Then I took the peanut butter balls out of the freezer and dipped each one in the melted chocolate (I used a fork because the chocolate was still pretty hot). Then I put the chocolate-covered balls on the parchment paper, not too close together, and I put them in the fridge.  After the chocolate hardened, they were pretty good. If you like more chocolate than peanut butter, you could make smaller balls, and maybe after the chocolate hardens, dip it in more chocolate and let it harden again.  If you like the peanut butter a little firmer, you could also put them in the freezer for a while.

I think you could also buy mini muffin paper cups and put them in those to make them look pretty and more like the Reese's style.  Either way, they're delicious.

I use the no-sugar-added peanut butter, but you could use any kind of creamy peanut butter, or even a different type of cut butter.


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