Macadamia Peanut Butter Cups Recipe
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Macadamia Peanut Butter Cups Recipe

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A little goes a long way when it comes to these rich morsels. One bite and store-bought peanut butter cups will be a distant memory.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Cook: 5 min. + chilling
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Cook: 5 min. + chilling
MAKES: 36 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup macadamia nuts, divided
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 pounds bittersweet chocolate, chopped

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 137 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 19mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein

Directions

  1. Set aside 36 macadamia nuts for garnish. Finely chop the remaining nuts; set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the peanut butter, confectioners' sugar, sour cream, vanilla and reserved chopped nuts. Cover and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a microwave, melt chocolate; stir until smooth. Pipe about 1 teaspoon chocolate into each of 36 foil-lined miniature muffin cups. Chill for 10 minutes or until firm.
  4. Spoon 1/2 teaspoon peanut butter mixture into each cup. Pipe enough additional chocolate into each cup to cover peanut butter filling. Top each with a macadamia nut. Chill for 10 minutes or until firm. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Macadamia Peanut Butter Cups in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2011, p70

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