Creamy Black Velvet Cups

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  • 4 ounces chocolate (your choice of bittersweet, milk chocolate, etc.)
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter flavored chips
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsalted dry roasted peanuts, chopped
  • 1/2 cup dark raisins


  1. In heavy 1-quart saucepan over very low heat, melt chocolate, peanut butter flavored chips and butter, stirring frequently until blended and smooth.
  2. Remove from heat; stir in 1/3 cup unsalted peanuts and raisins.
  3. Spoon mixture into 10 (2-inch) paper baking cups; sprinkle tops with additional 2 tablespoons chopped nuts, dividing peanuts evenly among cups.
  4. Refrigerate about 15 to 20 minutes until firm and set.

Makes 10 candy cups.

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