I know that I'm always writing, "This is soooo easy to make!"
And I mean it when I say it.
But these Bourbon Peanut Butter Cups are truly easy to make. I literally set a timer while I was making them and it took me roughly 15 minutes to put everything together. Granted, I was going for speed, but I bet that you could do it in 20 minutes.
Sometimes I'm just struck by a craving. For these, I woke up one day and really wanted peanut butter cups! I can't tell you the last time that I ate a store-bought one; their ingredients freak me out a little. In my opinion, these taste better. Reese's Cups have that weird, gritty middle, whereas these babies have a creamy, yummy (boozy) center.
Give them a chance!
1 c. dairy-free chocolate chips, like Enjoy Life, for the shell
1 tsp. coconut oil, for the shell
2 T. natural peanut butter (heaping)
2 T. pure maple syrup
1 T. bourbon
In a microwave-safe measuring glass, like Pyrex, combine/stir the chocolate chips and coconut oil. Heat for 30 seconds, stir again, and heat for 30 additional seconds and stir. The chocolate should be smooth. If not, pop it in for another 10-20 seconds and stir.
Line a tray with 10 small parchment cups, ones that are made for candy. Add about a teaspoon of melted chocolate to each cup. Swirl the chocolate around so that it coats the bottom and most of the sides. (You should still have about half of the chocolate left for the top layer.)
Stick the tray in the fridge for a minute or two while you make the filling. In another small glass, combine the peanut butter, syrup, and bourbon. Stir the ingredients until you have a desirable consistency. I bet that this would taste good with cashew or almond butter too!
Take your tray out of the fridge. Using a teaspoon, spoon the filling into each cup. After, coat each cup with one more layer of melted chocolate. Sprinkle them with sea salt or another topping, if desired.
Once you're done, stick these beauties in the freezer for an hour or so, to make sure that they are good and hard. I like mine a little thinner, but you can play with the recipe to get the consistency that you like.
Enjoy and let me know how it goes!