As we all know, Valentine’s Day is known around the world as a time for celebrating love.
During this romantic holiday we see colors of red, pink, white, even black in a variety of ways including roses, boxes of chocolates, and sentimental cards.
They’re used as a way of showing our love for those who are special to us.
My hubby tends to give me flowers and candy though the candy itself is rather blah in color. That’s why when it comes to his favorite sweet treat— peanut butter cups, I like to experiment with different colors and Valentine’s Day is no exception.
When it comes to Peanut Butter Cups they’re typically brown or even white in color. Hmm, this doesn’t symbolize love, does it?
Nope, that’s why I created some yummy homemade Peanut Butter Cups of my own in red, pink and typical chocolate brown. They’re SO much fun to make, not to mention simple and you can decorate them however you wish using sprinkles, candy melts or other colored chocolate chips. Whatever you choose, it still doesn’t take away from the perfect combination of peanut butter and chocolate.
Use your favorite Valentine's Day colors to create tasty Peanut Butter Cups for someone you love! Create full-size or mini peanut butter cups using my tasty recipe below. Enjoy!
1cupcreamy Peanut Butterdivided in half
2cupsSemisweet Chocolate Chips
1/2cupMilk Chocolate Chips
Candy Meltsred, pink, white
Fill muffin tins with paper liners. You can use full-size liners or minis. I use full-size because hubby likes lots of peanut butter. Set aside.
In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup of the peanut butter, butter, confectioners' sugar, 1 tablespoon granulated sugar, and salt until smooth. Mixture will be thick, similar to cookie dough.
In a microwave-safe bowl, add in chocolate chips and 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter. Heat for 1 minute and stir. Continue heating at 30 second intervals and stirring until mixture is melted and smooth.
Pour 1 tablespoon of the chocolate mixture into the bottoms of the paper liners. (If you are using mini muffin tins and liners, add 1 teaspoon of the chocolate mixture per liner).
Pour 3/4 cup of each color of candy melts in individual microwave-safe bowls and melt until smooth.
Scoop 1 rounded tablespoon of the peanut butter mixture and roll into our hand (if you are using mini muffin tins and liners, add 1 teaspoon of the pb mixture per liner). Flatten out slightly with your other palm and place onto the chocolate in each paper liner.
Pour another tablespoon of the chocolate mixture on top of each peanut butter round or use 1 tablespoon of the melted candy. You may need a little more to cover.
I made some of the bottoms of my peanut butter cups using the candy melts and some just brown chocolate. Then varied the tops with red, or pink candy melts or chocolate.
Once the peanut butter cups are finished, melt additional candy melts and place each color in a separate resealable plastic bag. Snip off the very tips and decorate the peanut butter cups with Valentine's Day sayings or shapes such as hearts.
Place completed peanut butter cups in the refrigerate until they are set and ready to eat.