Need a little something salty, sweet to start the weekend?  Me too.

These are probably one of the most requested treats at my house.  Sometimes I have to hide them at the back of the refrigerator just so they aren’t eaten all at once.

Use regular size muffin pans for this, but I think it might be fun to try making a bite size version in a mini muffin tin too.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

found in The Kind Diet

1/2 cup butter (I use Earth Balance)

3/4 cup natural peanut butter

3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs

1/4 cup sugar

1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

1/4 milk (again I use nondairy milk)

1/4 cup chopped pecans, peanuts or almonds

Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners.  Set aside.

Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat.  Stir in the peanut butter, graham cracker crumbs and sugar.  Mix well. Remove the mixture from the heat.  Evenly divide the mixture among the 12 muffin cups.

Combine the chocolate and milk in another small saucepan.  Stir over medium heat until the chocolate has melted.  Spoon the chocolate evenly over the peanut butter mixture.  Top with chopped nuts.  Place in the refrigerator to set for a couple hours before serving.

One more thing I wanted to share today…

Samuel has a love for building with his hands.  Especially metal.  He’s always asking me if I have anything metal to build with, so when he asked me this question the other day I surprised him by saying, “yes, I do!”

‘Can Do Robots’

Here’s what you’ll need:

Empty cans (cover any sharp edges with electric tape)

magnets

Small nuts, bolts, wire…go to your local hardware store or just invade your husband’s work area in the garage

Colorful pipe cleaners

Googly eyes

Hot glue gun

Glue your nuts, bolts etc. to the magnet pieces and that’s about it.  You’ll have yourself a robot-style Mr. Potato head.  It was really fun.  Ben is using his as a pencil holder on his desk and the other two rearrange the magnets daily making new characters.

Have a good weekend!

Alison

 

17 Responses to Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

  1. Sarah says:

    YUM! These look delicious! Do you think they would hold up for a few hours outside of the fridge once they are set? (for example to bring to coworkers at work) Either way, I’m definitely going to have to make these.

    p.s. The robot cans are adorable!

    • Alison says:

      Sara–I think they would hold up. I’ve taken them to gatherings before, they just get softer.

  2. wow book marking this one! looks great! gonna try with mini cupcakes ithink!

  3. jenna laughs says:

    Incredible! I love peanut butter and chocolate, it’s probably the best combination on earth. These look beautiful, and I love how you don’t have to bake them! Win!

  4. Crystal says:

    Love this! I plan on making both the peanut butter cups and the robots this weekend! My son is going to LOVE that craft!

    Thanks!

  5. Mmm, chocolate and PB treats make me happy. Love the cute little cans too. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I’d like to invite you to stop by and link your PB cups up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/03/sweets-for-saturday-7.html

  6. Jun says:

    Hmmm, should I try making this? They sure look addictive!

  7. Vikki says:

    I am going to try these with dark chocolate chips. Can’t wait ! YUM!

  8. Those bars are amazing. Beautiful and I’m sure delicious.

    I’d love for you to stop by and share this recipe on my Sweet Tooth linky! http://alli-n-son.com/2011/03/03/monster-cookies/

    • Alison says:

      Thanks Allison! I’ll add it to the list…lots of delicious looking recipes!

  9. Those pb cups look incredible! WOW! Bookmarked!

    Great blog; happy I found you!

    Mary xo
    Delightful Bitefuls

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  12. kathie says:

    Wow these look incredible. I am drooling!!!

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