DIY Heart Shaped Peanut Butter Cups

Thursday, January 24, 2013


I've totally been feeling the Valentine's Day vibe with all the fantastic crafts, decorations, and gifts I've been seeing everywhere, especially the stores.


I grabbed this really cool heart shaped plastic ice cube tray for only a dollar the other day. The first thing I thought when I seen it was that it'd make a really great mold for all things Valentine's Day.

Of course I immediately went to one of my favorite candies in the world.. peanut butter cups. 
   

The store I was at had sold out of all the milk chocolate chips so I grabbed a bag of kisses instead.


I did a quick melt in the microwave, stirring the chocolate every 20 seconds or so until it was completely smooth.


 I did this in a pour-able measuring cup to make it easier to pour into the individual hearts.


After filing each heart up about half way I let it cool. 


I added about a teaspoon of peanut butter next. I also heated the peanut butter up slightly to make it spread better.


Last, I melted some more chocolate and filled the molds up the rest of the way and let them sit in the refrigerator until cooled and hardened. 


I'm thrilled with how they came out! They easily pop right out of the plastic mold without any trouble.


And they are oh so delicious! I actually like them a lot ore than the Reese's cups. The peanut butter has a much better texture.



Happy Valentine's!


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26 comments :

  1. These look great! I am a new follower from the One Artsy Mama link party. I hope you come check out my blog too! www.mendezmanor.com

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  2. These look divine! I love the silicone molds. I have a similar pan that is all metal, and it is almost impossible to get the food out of it! I've given up using it. Glad to see that yours works so well! I’m so glad you linked this up at One Creative Weekend! I love it! Hope your weekend is fantastic.

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  3. How neat! I have a silicone heart mold - from IKEA - that's supposed to be for ice... I'm thinking this would taste much better though! =) Have a great weekend!!

    Danielle

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  4. I love the Peanut butter cups. Thank you for sharing!

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  5. Cute! What a great and creative way to use the heart shaped silicone mold! I'm visiting from Pin Me party, and I'll be pinning.

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  6. These look great! I love peanut butter and chocolate so I think I'm going to have to try these!

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  7. Those are awsome! Must get one of those heart pans!!

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  8. These look delish!!! I am a HUGE fan of p.b. & chocolate. In my college days I would often enjoy my evening with a spoon, jar of p.b. and a jar of chocolate spread. YUM. I can't wait to make these. My kids will love them, too. I'm sure my husband will, too. Thank you SO much for sharing this diy. I think it may have changed my life. :-) Jessica

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  9. Yum! These look so good! How awesome :)

    Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

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  10. Sweet! And I just saw those icecube trays somewhere....now I have to think about where! Thanks for sharing yet another bit of yumminess!

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  11. These look DE-lish! can't wait to try 'em out! Both w/ peanut butter and sun nut butter for my allergic little one. Thanks so much for sharing! (and stopping by post, too!) :)

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  12. Yum! We would love for you to share this at our Kitchen Fun and Crafty link party! http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2013/01/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link_24.html?m=1

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  13. These look wonderful. I'd love to have you link up to my What to Do Weekends linky party on my blog. Take care, Linda

    http://twosucculentsisters.blogspot.com/2013/01/what-to-do-weekends-3.html

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  14. Wow! This looks absolutely fabulous. So simple too. Very fun idea. Jodi @ www.meaningfulmama.com

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  15. Yum! Best combo isn't it! That would be a great Valentines gift. Thanks so much for sharing on Super Sweet Saturday.
    Steph
    swtboutique.com

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  16. I actually have one of the molds up in my cupboard! I need to get it down and give these a try! Yum!
    Would love for you to come on over and share at Finding the Pretty & Delicious Linky Party! http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/finding-the-pretty-delicious-linky-party-2/

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    1. Thanks so much for linking up over at Finding the Pretty & Delicious Linky Party. Hope you'll join in again on Saturday.

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  17. Wow! They look awesome!!! I'm pinning this. We love peanut butter cups too.

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  18. Oh how I wish I did not click on your picture, lol! Reese's PB Cups are my all time favorite, but I have to make these :) Thank you for posting!

    New Follower - found you on six sisters strut your stuff!
    Karla
    www.huckleberrylove.com

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  19. Wonderful idea! I can't resist peanut butter cups, but make them into hearts and I'm a goner! Fun! Thanks for sharing at One Creative Weekend!

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  20. I love these heart molds. My family's favorite treat are Reese's peanut butter cups! You can also stir in some powdered sugar with your peanut butter to make it taste a bit more like Reese's.

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  21. Omg I would be addicted to these if I made them... shame on you for posting such a delicious, easy recipe. LOL!

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  22. I wanted to let you know that I featured your heart peanut butter candies. Love 'em. Maybe a little too much? :) Party is open for What to Do Weekends. Linda

    http://www.craftsalamode.com/2013/01/sweet-and-wonderful-friends-its-time.html

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  23. These look so delicious! I love homemade treats! Thanks for linking up to Family Fun Friday today!

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  24. These look so yummy but so simple. What a great idea. I'll need to try this. I need to get some silicone heart molds. I've seen some great stuff made with those. Jodi @ www.meaningfulmama.com

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