Wednesday, May 19, 2010
UPSIDE DOWN PEANUT BUTTER CUPS!
I had a craving for peanut butter cups- and it all went downhill from there.
All you need for this is
-parchment paper (tin foil would be ok)
-chocolate chips or melting wafers or baking chocolate
-good, gooey, unsweetened peanut butter
-microwave (or double boiler if you want to make work for yourself)
-mixer (stand mixer is awesome, but hand beater is fine)
Add 1 cup of peanut butter and 1/4 cup of confectioners sugar to mixer. Beat on medium until the PB turns into a firm "thumpy" ball - yes I said thumpy- you want it to stick together and stop sticking to the bowl.
If you need to, add more sugar until you get the desired thumpiness.
I love that new word :) thumpy thumpy thumpy. My spell checker is having a cow.
In a microwave safe bowl or double boiler, melt about 2 cups of chocolate. If using a microwave, cook for short 15-20 second intervals... you can burn chocolate!
Line your cookie sheet with parchment paper or foil, and spoon small (twoonie sized) pools of melted chocolate onto the paper (about 2 tsp chocolate at a time)
Spoon chocolate over the top of the peanut butter, try to cover as much of the peanut butter as you can, but not with so much chocolate that it starts spreading onto the base.