Before I start, this recipe is not for those who are trying to watch what they eat ;) These candies are very rich and even more addicting. Who ever came up with the combo of chocolate and peanut butter is a true genius. I never thought of trying to make my own, until I saw a recipe online and realized how easy it is. The addition of the fleur de sel was just an added bonus I came up with.
Salted Peanut Butter Cups
8 oz semi sweet chocolate, chopped
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
3/4 cup natural peanut buter
1/2 cup agave nectar (or honey)
Fleur de Sel
Place 12 baking liners on a baking sheet. In a double boiler, melt the chocolate. Reserve the pot of hot water to keep the chocolate liquid, as necessary.
Place about two teaspoons of the melted chocolate in a baking cup swirling to coat about halfway up the side of the cup. Repeat with the remaining cups. Refrigerate until set.
Using an electric mixer, beat the butter until fluffy, about two minutes. Beat in the peanut butter
and agave nectar. Transfer the mixture to a resealable plastic bag and snip off one corner.
Fill the chocolate cups about three quarters full with the peanut butter mixture, smoothing the surface. Refrigerate about 15 minutes.
Top each peanut butter cup with melted chocolate to enclose, smoothing the surface. Top with a sprinkle of fleur de sel . Refrigerate until hardened. To serve, remove the candies from the baking liners.
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