Tuesday, March 13, 2012

White Chocolate & Pretzel Peanut Butter Cups...Salty Sweet Treat!

Peanut Butter... who doesn't love peanut butter?!  Peanut Butter & Chocolate... heaven!  It's not often I crave sweet treats.  Maybe it's because I'm surrounded by desserts everyday. BUT when the craving hits... it hits! Even though March IS my month to focus on all things "better", everything in moderation is key. (There's that "moderation" word again!)  I believe indulging a little, makes it easier to resist falling off that ole' bandwagon. These White Chocolate & Pretzel Peanut Butter Cups taste like the "real" peanut butter cups, however I changed it up a bit and used white chocolate, and crushed mini-salted pretzels and tossed them into the peanut butter batter base.  BINGO...a sweet salty treat, quick and easy to make - NO OVEN TIME required!!  Gotta love it! 

Of course, you end up with 12 of these Peanut Butter Cups, so my advice... share. (remember...that whole "moderation thing".) But you do have my permission to lick the bowl..and spoon, AND any fingers that just happen to get batter on them. I mean.. just saying... that's what I would do. okok.. DID.. that's what I DID. haha. There shall be no wasting of peanut butter in my house!
White Chocolate & Pretzel Peanut Butter Cups

White Chocolate & Pretzel Peanut Butter Cups
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 4 tablespoons butter (softened)
  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup crushed salted mini pretzels
  • 2 cups white chocolate (chopped)
- Place all ingrediants except for the white chocolate in a food processor. Blend the mixture until the it takes on a sandy texture.
- Place 12 cupcake liners into a muffin tin. Using a medium ice cream or cookie scoop place 1 scoop of the base mixture into each cupcake liner.
- Press the mixture down into the cases to form an even layer at the bottom of each cupcake liner.
- Use your finger if needed to smooth out and even the layer in the cupcake liners.  (lick fingers after ...totally appropriate!)

- Melt the chocolate over a double-boiler.
- Using a spoon, top each peanut butter filled cupcake liner with 1 scoop of chocolate. Smooth the tops of the Peanut Butter Cups with the back of a spoon.
- I added a whole pretzel on the top of each and pressed in lightly, before the chocolate was set.
- Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or overnight (if you can wait that long!)


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