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Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

 Homemade Peanut Butter Cups
Make a lasting impression on Valentine‚Äôs Day with this luscious candy featuring a dark chocolate shell and a gooey peanut butter center. Your sweetie will appreciate the colorful sprinkles on top, too.— LaVonne Hegland, St. Michael, Minnesota
36 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter, divided
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 4 milk chocolate candy bars (1.55 ounces each), coarsely chopped
  • Colored sprinkles, optional

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup peanut butter, butter,
  • confectioners' sugar and salt until smooth; set aside.
  • In a microwave, melt the chocolate chips, candy bars and remaining
  • peanut butter; stir until smooth.
  • Drop teaspoonfuls of chocolate mixture into paper-lined miniature
  • muffin cups. Top each with a scant teaspoonful of peanut butter
  • mixture; top with another teaspoonful of chocolate mixture. Decorate
  • with sprinkles if desired. Refrigerate until set. Store in an
  • airtight container. Yield: 3 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 piece equals 123 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 76 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 starch.