Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

Take a trip down memory lane with this classic candy recipe...our homemade chocolate peanut butter cups! Nothing that comes in a package can compare to this easy from-scratch candy treat that'll have them licking their lips!
Ingredients: 
  • 1 (11-1/2-ounce) package milk chocolate chips, divided
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable shortening, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened
Method:
1. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper baking cups. In a small saucepan, melt 1-1/4 cups chocolate chips and 2 tablespoons shortening over low heat, stirring just until mixture is smooth. Allow to cool slightly; mixture should still be pourable.
2. Starting halfway up each paper cup, spoon about 2 teaspoons mixture over inside of cups, completely covering bottom half of each cup.
3. Chill cups about 30 minutes, until firm. In a large bowl, combine confectioners' sugar, peanut butter, and butter; mix well. (Mixture will be dry.)
4. Spoon evenly into the chocolate cups and press down firmly. Add remaining 3/4 cup chocolate chips and 1 tablespoon shortening to saucepan and melt over low heat, stirring just until mixture is smooth.
5. Spoon equal amounts into cups, spreading to completely cover peanut butter mixture. Cover and chill at least 2 hours, or until firm.

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