With its delicious white and dark chocolate layers, and peanut butter cups, this
holiday candy is irresistible — and easy.
1 cup bakeable mini peanut butter cups
2 2/3 cups chopped semisweet or bittersweet
2 2/3 cups chopped white chocolate, melted
2 to 3 drops
peanut butter flavor, optional
Melt the dark chocolate. Use a double boiler, or very carefully melt in
the microwave for 90 seconds or so, heating only until softened, then removing
from the oven and stirring to complete the melting process.
Spread the chocolate into an 8" x 12" oval on parchment paper, waxed paper,
or lightly greased foil.
Allow the chocolate to set, but not harden completely; about 20 minutes
in the refrigerator will hasten this process.
Melt the white chocolate, stir in the peanut butter flavor, and spread over
the dark chocolate.
Sprinkle the mini peanut butter cups on top, pressing them in gently.
Allow the candy to cool until hardened, then break or cut it into chunks.
Store candy airtight, at room temperature.
Yield: about 2 dozen pieces Hands-on time: 15 mins. to 30 mins. Total time:
60 mins. to 4 hrs 30 mins.
Tips from our bakers
When chocolate chips melt, they're thicker, less pourable, and generally harder
to handle than melted bars or chunks of chocolate.
We don't recommend chips for this recipe; choose bar chocolate instead.
Recipe and photo credit:
King Arthur Flour - kingarthurflour.com.