Homemade Peanut Butter Cups and Toffee Recipes
Here are two very easy homemade candy recipes that taste like the real thing. If you are having a hard time finding a gift for that teenage boy or a certain man in your life, make one of these homemade peanut butter cups in a pie pan and give him a giant one as his gift. Watch his eyes bulge and his mouth drool!
Homemade Peanut Butter Cups Recipe
2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 cup peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1 pkg. (12 oz.) chocolate chips, any flavor
1/4 cup paraffin, shaved*
Cream butter. Add peanut butter, sugar and vanilla. In a microwave safe dish, place chocolate chips and paraffin. Microwave until melted, stirring frequently. Pour a small amount of melted chocolate in bottom of paper holders. Put in filling and pour more chocolate on top until the filling is covered. Let chocolate harden before serving. Makes 2 dozen.
*When this homemade peanut butter cups recipe was originally written, you couldn’t buy dipping chocolate or the wafers. If you prefer, you can use something like that in place of the chocolate chips and paraffin.
Peanut Butter Balls
Shape peanut butter into small 1 1/2 inch balls. Dip peanut butter balls into chocolate and place on wax paper to harden
1 cup nuts, chopped
(pecans or walnuts are best)
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup chocolate chips
Butter an 8×8 inch pan. Spread nuts in the bottom of the pan. On medium heat, bring sugar and butter to a boil 7 minutes. Spread into the pan. Sprinkle the chocolate chips on top. Let it sit a few minutes. When melted, spread evenly. Let cool before cracking into pieces. Makes 24 pieces.
For lots more homemade candy recipes, check out our Dining On A Dime Cookbook!