Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Tasty Tuesdays: Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

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Welcome to Tasty Tuesdays!
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I went to Chicago last weekend to visit my sister and made these to bring with me.  Somehow though, we never even got a chance to eat them.  I think we were too stuffed each night when we got home to eat another thing!  We had lots of fun, went shopping, ate at some of our favorite restaurants, and had drinks one night at the Trump.  Our drinks were the only photograph I took all weekend!
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I saw the recipe for the peanut butter cups in the Parade Magazine in my Sunday paper one week.  The recipe is from Alicia Silverstone and is included in her book, The Kind Diet.  Her version is vegan, but I adapted it to a non-vegan version so I could use ingredients I already had on hand.  For the original recipe, click here.
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Ingredients:
- 1/2 cup butter
- 3/4 cup peanut butter; crunchy or plain (I use natural pb)
- 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs (about 10 squares)
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 cup chocolate chips (I used dark chocolate)
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/4 cup chopped peanuts, pecans, or almonds

Preparation:
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1.  Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners.
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2. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium. Stir in peanut butter, graham cracker crumbs, and sugar; mix well. Remove from heat. Divide mixture evenly among muffin cups, about 2 Tbsp per cup.
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3. Combine chocolate and milk in another saucepan. Stir over medium until chocolate has melted. Spoon evenly over peanut butter mixture. Top with chopped nuts. Refrigerate until set, about 2 hours.
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{ Makes 12 }
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If you like peanut butter you are going to love these!
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What did you cook this week?
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26 comments:

  1. Awww, I love Chicago. Born and raised there, and only left 5 years ago.Still go back and visit. *sigh* Thanks for hosting this week!
    -Aimee

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  2. hi alissa, your drinks look so refreshing. my husband loves reeses, so i must try your peanut butter cups recipe.

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  3. oh, those peanut butter cups look amazing. yum. i've always wanted to visit chicago. :)

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  4. Alisa, it's so cool that you host this. Thank you for that! I look forward to it every week.

    Your peanut butter cups look amazing. And really pretty simple too, which was a nice surprise. Question though ... in the ingredients you said sugar and in the directions you said maple sugar. Is that the kind of sugar you use? Just curious. I'm assuming any kind of sugar will do the trick, but I wondered about maple. I've never used that.

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  5. Yum! I'm definitely trying this!

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  6. I just found your blog through another blog hop. I'm your newest follower & linked up my strawberry shortcake. I hope you will swing on by Katie's Cucina!

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  7. Those look amazing!! And, how sweet of you to make them to take on your visit. I love that you & your sister seem so close even though you live in different cities. Same w/me & my sis in Dallas & hopefully, my 3 girls will always stay close.

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  8. I ripped this recipe out of the Parade too! They look sooo good! And those drinks look fantastic!!!

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  9. Those peanut butter cups looks DELISH!!! Thanks again for hosting! Happy Tuesday!

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  10. Thank you for hosting. I’m a follower, and this hop is found on a page on my site that lists more than 200 hops, memes, and photo challenges… some for each day of the week. Check under the header for the link to that page. I’ve also just started a BlogFrog community that focuses on hops, carnivals, memes, and photo challenges. Go to http://theblogfrog.com/1504201 to visit & participate.
    I hope you’ll visit me soon and follow back!
    NCSue

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  11. Hi Alissa Happy Tuesday! Your peanut butter cups sound great!
    I shared my recipe for Banana And Chocolate Layered Dessert. This recipe is gluten free, but can be made using "regular" flour if you don't have an issue with gluten. This recipe also has many possibilities for subtitutions of fruit, etc.
    Thanks for hosting!

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  12. These look delicious - my husband LOVES chocolate and peanut butter so I'll have to give them a try! My sister is in the middle of moving to Chicago - can't wait to visit her there :) Thanks for hosting!

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  13. Your peanut butter cups look divine!

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  14. I can't decide which i want more, the drinks or the chocolate! I just linked up homemade graham crackers and I'm so hoping I have enough left over to make this recipe! They sound so yummy!

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  15. These look great, yumm. Thanks for hosting. Whole Wheat Pita Bread is what I am sharing this week.

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  16. Chocolate and peanut butter are both weaknesses. But put them together? Dangerous. These look amazing!

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  17. OH my goodness. Those look unbelievable, so tempting!

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  18. ok, i have to admit... i'm not even the hugest fan of peanut butter, but these looks super yummy.

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  19. YUM, nothing better than chocolate and peanut butter together!

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  20. These look SO good, Alissa. Love the added crunchiness on top.

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  21. Oh. My. God. Those look amazingly sinful!! The only thing I'm missing is the graham crackers or I'd be in the kitchen right now!!! :)

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  22. These peanut butter cups look fabulous! Thanks for the great recipe and for hosting!

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  23. I'm linked up my Frosted Cashew Cookies! They are so tasty, you would love them!! Thanks for hosting another great blog hop :)

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  24. Nice to be back here! Im linking up my peanut butter cookies.
    Tnx again for hosting!

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  25. I never know what is more lovely - your recipes or your photos!

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