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It's never too early to start planning your Christmas dessert menu! Treats for Christmas can be delicious, decadent and, best of all, they can bring the whole family together.

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Easy Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

If you love peanut butter and chocolate, and simply cannot stop eating Reese's, check out this recipe for Easy Homemade Peanut Butter Cups, made with nutty chunky peanut butter and gooey milk chocolate chips. This is a great peanut butter and chocolate recipe that combines the best of both worlds and your kids will absolutely love them!

Serves: 30

Chilling Time: 2 hr

Ingredients
  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 30 (1 3/4 by 1 1/4 inch) mini paper cups
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2/3 cup graham cracker crumbs
Instructions
  1. In one 1-quart saucepan combine chocolate chips and shortening. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until melted and smooth (3 to 5 minutes).
     
  2. Loosen top paper cup from stack, but leave in stack for greater stability while being coated.
     
  3. With small paint brush, coat inside top cup evenly with about 1 teaspoon melted chocolate to about 1/8-inch thickness, bringing coating almost to top of cup but not over edge. Repeat until 30 cups are coated; refrigerate cups.
     
  4. In one 2-quart saucepan combine butter or margarine and peanut butter. Cook over medium heat, stirring ocassionally, until melted (4 to 6 minutes).
     
  5. Stir in confectioners' sugar and graham cracker crumbs.
     
  6. Press about 1/2 tablespoon filling into each chocolate cup.
     
  7. Spoon about 1/2 teaspoon melted chocolate on top of filling; spread to cover.
     
  8. Freeze until firm and carefully peel off paper cups. Store refrigerated.
Notes

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