Sweet Gift Idea – Consumer Crafts

One of my favorite things to do is make/buy/find gifts for people.  When I recently had the opportunity to shop from Consumer Crafts, I was gravitated to things I could make for other people.  Honestly there are soooooo many things on the site that it was really hard to narrow down. 
But with the holidays quickly approaching, I thought it’d be fun to practice my candy making skills.  Ultimately I decided to make homemade chocolate peanut butter cups and cute packaging to go with it! Here are a few things that ended up in my shopping cart:

Chocomaker Candy Melter
Bon Bon Cups
Cake and candy box
(the mini muffin tin I already had on hand)
Other items used for this project:
Homemade chocolate peanut butter cup ingredients, listed below
parchment paper
Avery labels
twine


I’m not a chocolate fan.  I know, I know.  I’m in the minority here.  But my family loooooooves chocolate.  So I gave in.  I got the candy melter to see if it would help candy making run a little smoother.  I’m all about making things easier.  Let me tell you- I love it.  It’s ridiculously easy.  It keeps your chocolate warm for up to 12 hours.  No more hard candy to have to reheat.   Awesome! 
Here’s how I made the chocolate peanut butter cups:

I found the recipe for homemade chocolate peanut butter cups and changed it a bit.   Using the candy melter simplified it too.

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Homemade Chocolate & Peanut Butter Cups
 
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Simple and rich homemade chocolate peanut butter cups!
Recipe type: candy
Serves: 32 candies
Ingredients
  • 1 cups creamy peanut butter
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • 1¼ cups powdered sugar
  • 3 c. milk chocolate chips
  • 1 c. semi sweet chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Line a mini-muffin tin with paper liners; set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine the peanut butter, butter and brown sugar over medium heat. Heat until completely melted and starting to bubble a little, stirring constantly.
  3. Remove from the heat. Add the powdered sugar a ¼ cup at a time, stirring until completely combined with the peanut butter mixture after each addition. Set aside and let cool.
  4. Melt the chocolate chips in the Chocomaker candy melter. Or slowly in the microwave at 50% power.
  5. Using a small cookie scoop, spoon melted chocolate into the bottom of each lined muffin cup.
  6. Use a teaspoon to scoop out the peanut butter mixture.
  7. Roll it into a ball, and then flatten it slightly into a disk.
  8. Place on the prepared baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Once finished with all of the peanut butter mixture, refrigerate both the muffin tins and the peanut butter patties for 30 mins.
  9. Place a peanut butter ball on top of each chocolate-lined muffin tin.
  10. Then use the cookie scoop to add more melted chocolate on top and around each peanut butter ball.
  11. Refrigerate again for 30 minutes.
  12. Serve. Enjoy!

After making the chocolate peanut butter cups, I put them in the treat box.  I then tied twine around it and added a sticker that I designed.  The stickers are set for the 2″x4″ avery stickers.  You just download and print.  Easy peasy. Want a set of labels?


Download a page of chocolate and peanut butter labels.
For 30days subscribers and personal use only.  Thanks!

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Disclosure: This post was compensated by Consumer Crafts. All opinions are 100% mine.  I only feature companies and products I love and that I think my readers would love too!


Mique
Hi- I'm Mique (as in Mickey). I started 30days as an idea file a few years ago. After three years and hundreds of ideas, I now realize that I'll never check them all off my list. When I'm not creating, I love spending time with family and friends and long drives, especially if they end at the beach.
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Comments

  1. says

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  2. danielle says

    I made these, they were great :) a little too sugary for me, I needed some milk, but other than that it was perfect.

  3. says

    I made these last night. I found I had to use a little bit more peanut butter than the recipe called for, but otherwise these were great. They were a big hit at the party I brought them to, thanks!

  4. kellie says

    Can’t wait to try my hand at home made peanut butter cups. Love the printable! Many Thanks :)