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Peanut Butter Cups

 Peanut Butter Cups
The classic combination of peanut and chocolate is one my children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren can't resist. They gobble up this candy all year long!—Doris Price, St. John, New Brunswick
36 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling


  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup shortening


  • In a small bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, peanut butter,
  • brown sugar, butter and vanilla; cover and set aside.
  • In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until
  • smooth. Pour teaspoonfuls into paper-lined muffin cups.
  • Drop a rounded teaspoonful of peanut butter mixture into each cup;
  • top with another teaspoonful of chocolate mixture. Refrigerate until
  • set. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 3 dozen.