Matcha Peanut Butter Cups

Matcha Peanut Butter Cups

Few treats are as satisfying as the simple peanut butter cup, and when I saw this stunning photo by @beetsandburgers on instagram, I had to share.

Recipe Credit: @beetsandburgers

Turns out the recipe is a lot simpler than I imagined! All you need are some muffin cups (and a little patience) to achieve that iconic peanut butter cup look. Check it out:

Ingredients:

  • 6 oz white chocolate melts
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 1-2 tsp matcha powder (culinary grade)
  • Dash of salt
  • Sweetener to taste (sugar, honey, agave...)

Preparation:

  1. Melt the white chocolate and mix in matcha and salt. Taste to check sweetness level, and add more sweetener as desired, a little at a time.
  2. Pour half the mixture into 6 lined muffin cups and place in the fridge. Set aside the rest of the matcha chocolate.
  3. Once set, remove the cups from the fridge and spoon the peanut butter into the middle. 
  4. Cover with more of the matcha chocolate (will have to heat up again). Place in the fridge to set.
  5. Once set, remove the pan, remove the liners and voila! 

Marissa from @beetsandburgers actually uses vegan white chocolate in her matcha peanut butter cups, and includes a recipe for it in her post here.