Stefano Faita

Chocolate Peanut butter Cups

By In The Kitchen With Stefano Faita


10 1/2-ounces dark chocolate
8 (2 1/2-inch) aluminum tart tins
1/4 cup natural peanut butter
1 tbsp. butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 cup icing sugar
2 tbsp. chopped peanuts (optional)


Melt chocolate in double boiler over barely simmering water.

Add about 2 tsp. of melted chocolate into aluminum tart tins. Swirl to thinly coat the tin about half way up. Transfer to freezer. Reserve melted chocolate.

To make the peanut butter filling: Add butter, peanut butter, vanilla and salt to saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture melts, about 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in icing sugar.

Remove chocolate cups from freezer. To each cup, add 2 tsp. peanut butter filling and then cover with 1 tbsp. melted chocolate. Sprinkle each with chopped peanuts, if desired.

Put back in freezer to set the chocolate, about 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from tins and serve.

Yield: 8 servings.