It is officially summer break! I now have a 1st grader, really? When did that happen? We wouldn’t have made it here if it wasn’t for my son’s teacher, Mrs. E! She was awesome!! I don’t know how I could ever thank her enough. I handed over my son to her for 7 hours a day, 5 days a week. Yes, it is her job, it is school, but she really cares for the kids. It really was like every kid in the class was one of her own.
So what do you do at the end of the year to thank her for all her caring and hard work? Make her candy! I figure another coffee mug, or Best Teacher nik-nak is the last thing she needs! So what do I do? I do what I do best, take to the kitchen. I made Peanut Butter Cups and then my version of a Milky Way (coming soon). I think the handmade gifts, food or otherwise, really show someone you care. I hope that is what she got out of it as well!
These are actually super easy to make! No dipping of chocolate required! The recipe makes about 36 mini cups, and from start to finish (minus the hardening time at the end) it took me less that 30 minutes.
Peanut Butter Cups
½ cup Peanut Butter
½ cup Powdered Sugar
2 Tbls Butter
Pinch of salt
2 cups Milk Chocolate
1 Tbls shortening
Line a mini muffin tray with liners.
Put peanut butter, butter, and salt into a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for about 20 seconds, just to get it soft. You don’t want the butter melted. Stir in the sugar until it is well combined.
Melt the chocolate and the shortening together over a double broiler.
Fill the bottom of each muffin liner with a teaspoon of melted chocolate. Top with about a teaspoon of the peanut butter mixture. Finally, cover each one with more chocolate.
Set in the fridge to harden. This makes about 36 peanut butter cups. I did mini, but you could easily use a regular muffin tin, and make larger ones!