Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Cups
- 1 pound dark chocolate chips
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/4 cup Imperial Sugar Confectioners Powdered Sugar
- 1 cup Imperial Sugar Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Optional: Flaked sea salt
- Line mini muffin tin with 24 mini muffin liners.
- In a microwave safe bowl, heat chocolate chips for 1 minute. Stir and heat for 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until chocolate is melted.
- Spoon one teaspoon of melted chocolate into each mini muffin liner. With back of a spoon, gently push melted chocolate up the sides of liners, coating insides completely. Transfer to refrigerator for 10 minutes or until chocolate has hardened.
- While chocolate is setting, make peanut butter filling. In a bowl, combine peanut butter with powdered sugar and stir until smooth. Set aside until needed.
- To make caramel filling, pour granulated sugar and water into a saucepot. Bring to a rapid simmer over medium-high heat and gently swirl (don't stir) until sugar is dissolved. Without stirring let caramel simmer until color changes to golden, about 5 to 8 minutes. Turn off heat and add cream and vanilla. Stir until smooth. Set aside to cool until caramel has thickened slightly.
- Once chocolate has hardened, fill cups 2/3 the way full with peanut butter mixture. Top with caramel until 3/4 way full. Cover caramel with melted chocolate until cups are full. Sprinkle a pinch of flaked sea salt on top, if desired. Place in refrigerator for an additional 10 minutes until set. Serve.
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Recipe developed for Imperial Sugar by Meredith Steele @InSockMonkeySlippers.
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