Where were these when I was growing up? Yes, there were Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, but these are way better. They are, uh, bigger and made with only four ingredients. These peanut butter cups layered with melted chocolate, a peanut butter-graham cracker filling, and another luscious layer of semi-sweet chocolate.
What are peanut butter cups?
The Reese’s Peanut Butter cups were invented in 1928 and released on November 15th, 1928. Peanut butter cups were invented by H.B. Reese, who worked at developing various types of candy and open candy shops. Peanut butter cups have a long nostalgic history in American culture.
Ingredients to make these 4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cups:
- Graham Crackers: It’s best to use the original flavor or plain graham crackers by Nabisco.
- Creamy peanut butter: For this recipe, don’t use unsweetened natural peanut butter. Use brands such as creamy Skippy or Jiffy peanut butter.
- Powdered sugar: Powdered sugar is key because it not only adds the sweet, it also stabilizes the filling making the peanut butter filling fudgy.
- Milk, dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips: Use whichever level of sweet or bitterness of chocolate you prefer. Dark chocolate would also be a yummy choice.
How to melt chocolate
There are two ways to melt chocolate chips. Either way is perfectly fine and it all depends on your preferences.
Double boiler method: Fill a 4-quart pot with water less than halfway and bring to a light boil. Place a heat-safe bowl on top of the saucepot without the bowl touching the water. Simply stir with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon until the chocolate is completely melted, becoming runny and loose. The heat from the water will warm the bottom of the bowl and melt the chocolate.
Microwave method: Place a microwave-safe bowl filled with chocolate chips in the microwave and heat in 20-second intervals, After 20 seconds, stir with a rubber spatula or a wooden spoon until the chocolate chip has completely melted. Becoming loose and runny.Print