Can't find peanut butter cup recipe
November 28, 2013 9:42 PM   Subscribe

I can't seem to find a recipe I'm fairly certain I've seen in the past for peanut butter cups. I seem to recall that it involved not using any actual peanut butter, but starting with peanuts and grinding them up kinda coarsely with something else in them to get that weird, chunky, not-quite-peanut-butter consistency to the filling. Does anyone know what I'm talking about?
posted by DoctorFedora to Food & Drink (4 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: I've never seen such recipes that started with peanuts, but a typical peanut-butter-cup recipe involves peanut butter + powdered/frosting/confectioners sugar, apparently about 2:1 by volume.

Logically, grinding peanuts with coarser sugar should produce the same result, but I've never tried it. Seems like it would be cheap to experiment, though.
posted by Sunburnt at 10:23 PM on November 28, 2013

Best answer: I've not made this recipe, but I really like the tutorials that come from Joy of Baking. Here is the recipe for peanut butter cups.
posted by frizz at 10:44 PM on November 28, 2013

Best answer: Here's a peanut butter cup recipe that involves caramelizing and grinding peanuts:
posted by sanitycheck at 8:53 AM on November 29, 2013 [1 favorite]

Best answer: I've achieved that weird consistency by adding graham cracker crumbs. It's a lot faster than grinding up peanuts!
posted by dinofuzz at 9:20 AM on November 29, 2013

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