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St. Patrick’s Day Green Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups Recipe

St. Patrick's Day Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups Recipe. Make these lucky green chocolate peanut butter cups for your little leprechauns - it only takes 5 ingredients and 30 minutes plus fridge cooling time.

Make these easy green peanut butter cups recipe for St. Patrick’s Day that uses only 5 ingredients: dark green candy melts, dark chocolate, peanut butter, honey, and a little coconut oil. It’s a sweet green dessert idea for St. Patrick’s Day for kids with a hidden layer of peanut butter gold.

St. Patrick's Day Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups Recipe. Make these lucky green chocolate peanut butter cups for your little leprechauns - it only takes 5 ingredients and 30 minutes plus fridge cooling time.

St. Patrick's Day Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups Recipe. Make these lucky green chocolate peanut butter cups for your little leprechauns - it only takes 5 ingredients and 30 minutes plus fridge cooling time.

And I added some white fondant shamrocks to a handful for extra luck. This is optional, of course, but it never hurts to add a little bit of luck.

St. Patrick's Day Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups Recipe. Make these lucky green chocolate peanut butter cups for your little leprechauns - it only takes 5 ingredients and 30 minutes plus fridge cooling time.

These green chocolate peanut butter cups are actually really quick and easy to make, less than 30 minutes hands-on time and about an hour including refrigeration.

St. Patrick's Day Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups Recipe. Make these lucky green chocolate peanut butter cups for your little leprechauns.

So why green chocolate peanut butter cups? My sweet tooth has been craving Justin’s Peanut Butter Cups. I grabbed one at lunch with a friend at Goddess and Grocer the other day and I thought it would be fun to make a festive green chocolate version using the half-bag of candy melts left over from this mermaid birthday cake’s tail…

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Adding white fondant shamrocks to the tops is optional – we made half with, half without.

St. Patrick's Day Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups Recipe. Make these lucky green chocolate peanut butter cups for your little leprechauns - it only takes 5 ingredients and 30 minutes plus fridge cooling time.

The part that the kids liked best (other than eating them) was making shamrocks to top the green chocolate peanut butter cups.

St. Patrick's Day Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups Recipe. Make these lucky green chocolate peanut butter cups for your little leprechauns.

And Elise also made this cute little fondant leprechaun.

St. Patrick's Day Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups Recipe. Make these lucky green chocolate peanut butter cups for your little leprechauns.

You definitely need to use mini cupcake liners to avoid sticking. We experimented with our layering by making with dark chocolate layers and some without. Personally, I think it needs the bitterness of the dark chocolate but the kids liked them with only candy melts. We also played around with two-layer cups, peanut butter on the bottom and then chocolate on the top; it’s faster because there’s one less layer although messier to eat.

St. Patrick's Day Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups Recipe. Make these lucky green chocolate peanut butter cups for your little leprechauns - it only takes 5 ingredients and 30 minutes plus fridge cooling time.

 

St. Patrick's Day Chocolate Mini Peanut Butter Cups Recipe

Merriment Design
This St. Patrick's Day green chocolate mini peanut butter cups recipe is adapted from Goodful's 5-ingredient chocolate peanut butter cups: https://www.buzzfeed.com/tlo27/these-5-ingredient-chocolate-peanut-butter-cups
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 16

Ingredients
  

For the green chocolate:

  • 1.5 cups green candy melts

For the dark chocolate (optional):

  • 1/8 cup - ¼ cup dark chocolate chopped, depending on how much you would like

For the peanut butter filling:

  • ½ cup all-natural peanut butter
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil

For the shamrocks:

  • White fondant Fat Daddio's tastes the best

Instructions
 

  • Line muffin tin with liners. Melt dark green chocolate and spoon into liners and chill until hardened, 10-15 minutes in the freezer or refrigerator.
  • Melt optional dark chocolate, layer onto green and chill to harden.
  • Whisk together peanut butter, honey and coconut oil over low heat until smooth. Spoon on top of chocolate and chill to harden.
  • Melt dark green chocolate, layer onto peanut butter and chill to harden.
  • To make white fondant shamrocks, see detailed directions below.

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Supplies for making green chocolate peanut butter cups:

How to make green chocolate peanut butter cups:

Step 1: Melt green chocolate

First, let’s talk about melting chocolate: I think microwaves are creepy so I researched and found this genius way to melt the chocolate on the stove top. This is the method I used for the mini peanut butter cups and the nice thing is, it keeps the chocolate warm while you’re spooning so it doesn’t prematurely harden in your bowl like it can when using a microwave.

St. Patrick's Day Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups Recipe. Make these lucky green chocolate peanut butter cups for your little leprechauns.

OK, let’s make them. Line a mini muffin pan with liners. Melt the dark green candy melts and put a little into the bottom of each liner. The easiest, cleanest way I found to do this is to use two mini spatulas. Take a little chocolate on the first spatula, then scrape it off using the other spatula. I missed getting a photo of the process because I needed both hands!

St. Patrick's Day Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups Recipe. Make these lucky green chocolate peanut butter cups for your little leprechauns.

St. Patrick's Day Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups Recipe. Make these lucky green chocolate peanut butter cups for your little leprechauns.

Pop the pan into the freezer if you have room or into the refrigerator like I did. Candy melts harden really quickly – it took me only like 10 minutes in the refrigerator.

Step 2: Make peanut butter filling

While it’s hardening, combine the peanut butter, honey, and coconut oil and whisk it together. You could use sunbutter here if you need to avoid peanuts.

St. Patrick's Day Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups Recipe. Make these lucky green chocolate peanut butter cups for your little leprechauns.

By the way, this adjustable measuring cup is the best for peanut butter and honey. Pops right out!

St. Patrick's Day Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups Recipe. Make these lucky green chocolate peanut butter cups for your little leprechauns.

Melt a little bit on the stove to make it easy to work with.

Step 3: Melt dark chocolate and add layers

I melted the dark chocolate at the same time that I melted the peanut butter cups. They both fit right into a saucepan.

St. Patrick's Day Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups Recipe. Make these lucky green chocolate peanut butter cups for your little leprechauns.

Add that optional dark chocolate layer on top of the green…

St. Patrick's Day Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups Recipe. Make these lucky green chocolate peanut butter cups for your little leprechauns.

…or go straight to the peanut butter layer. We made some with dark chocolate, some without. Personally, I like it with the dark chocolate added but the kids liked it without. Pop in the freezer/fridge again.

St. Patrick's Day Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups Recipe. Make these lucky green chocolate peanut butter cups for your little leprechauns.

Step 4: Melt more green chocolate, add last layer

Melt some more dark green candy melts and add to the top.

St. Patrick's Day Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups Recipe. Make these lucky green chocolate peanut butter cups for your little leprechauns.

Step 5: Add fondant shamrocks (optional)

Let’s backup to those optional shamrocks on top. You could use micro clover cookie cutters for the shamrocks; I just rolled some shamrocks myself like Play Doh out of white fondant – the Fat Daddio’s brand tastes the best.

St. Patrick's Day Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups Recipe. Make these lucky green chocolate peanut butter cups for your little leprechauns.

Roll four tiny balls, one for each lucky leaf.

St. Patrick's Day Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups Recipe. Make these lucky green chocolate peanut butter cups for your little leprechauns.

Then flatten and shape like Play Doh into tiny long hearts.

St. Patrick's Day Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups Recipe. Make these lucky green chocolate peanut butter cups for your little leprechauns.

The kids got into this step.

St. Patrick's Day Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups Recipe. Make these lucky green chocolate peanut butter cups for your little leprechauns.

We made our shamrocks the day before and they were fine.

St. Patrick's Day Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups Recipe. Make these lucky green chocolate peanut butter cups for your little leprechauns.

So back to that top green layer: add the shamrocks to the dark green chocolate before it hardens. I did two at a time to make sure the green didn’t harden before I was ready.

St. Patrick's Day Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups Recipe. Make these lucky green chocolate peanut butter cups for your little leprechauns.

Chill again in the freezer/refrigerator until hard, 10 minutes. Peel off the papers and eat!

St. Patrick's Day Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups Recipe. Make these lucky green chocolate peanut butter cups for your little leprechauns - it only takes 5 ingredients and 30 minutes plus fridge cooling time.

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St. Patrick's Day Green Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

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