Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Cooking with Kids: Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

This recipe is modified from the one on Martha Stewart's website.  Enlist your kids to help, I bet their favorite part will be painting the chocolate into the bottom of the paper cups.

(ingredients listed above)
1. Combine butter, sugar and peanut butter in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium.  Put the mixture in a pastry bag or use a large freezer Ziploc bag - simple cut off one of the bottom corners when you are ready to pipe the mix into the cups.

2. Melt the chocolate in a double broiler.  Keep the chocolate over the warm water when working with it.

3. Use a small paint brush to paint the inside of the paper cups with chocolate, coat the bottom and sides well. Place the cups on a baking sheet when you finish each one.  Put the baking sheet in the freezer for 10 minutes until the chocolate cups are firm.

4. Remove tray from freezer and pipe the peanut butter mixture 3/4 way full into each cup. Spoon melted chocolate on top of the peanut butter.  Return to the freezer for 15-25 minutes.  Store in the freezer until ready to serve.


  1. YUMMMMMMM! looks delicious - cute illustrations, too!

  2. Sounds wonderful, Heather! My goodness your blog is chock full of great ideas to share with kiddies. Thank you! And thanks for swinging by my are so kind! Your portfolio of work is wonderful!! Great characters and animals. Have you checked out This would be super recipe along with your characters to send to Nate and Salli! Have a great week!

  3. Yum. I'm sending your post to my daughter - my over 30 daughter - in the hopes she'll make some for me! You should do a children's cookbook, the illustrations are great!

  4. That's a great idea Shirley, I think I will work this up for They Cook & Draw.

    Hmm, Judy I hope your plan works!

    Thanks Heather. :)

  5. I like the concepts of making Homemade Peanut Butter. I am glad for this recipe. It sounds really yummy, I just wanted to try this at my home, well I also hope that many people do like this recipe.