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Macadamia Peanut Butter Cups

 Macadamia Peanut Butter Cups
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.
36 ServingsPrep: 40 min. Cook: 5 min. + chilling


  • 1 cup macadamia nuts, divided
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1-1/2 pounds bittersweet chocolate, chopped


  • Set aside 36 macadamia nuts for garnish. Finely chop the remaining
  • nuts; set aside.
  • In a small bowl, combine the peanut butter, confectioners' sugar,
  • sour cream, vanilla and reserved chopped nuts. Cover and refrigerate
  • for 15 minutes.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 piece equals 137 calories, 12 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 19 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein.