Chocolate Heart Cups with Peanut Butter Filling
Saturday I hosted another Palmer Food Swap and I’d say it was a HUGE hit. We had a fair amount of swappers and the items that came were TOP NOTCH, so I’m feeling really happy about where Palmer Food Swap is right now. I’m always looking to grow the swap so if you’re interested be sure to read up on the swap here, join our Facebook group, and as always hit the contact button over on the left and let me know you need more information, I’m always available. For my swap items I took a couple jars of the best sourdough starter I’ve ever owned, 6 jars of Curry Ketchup (recipe coming soon!) and 10 bags of Chocolate Heart Cups with Peanut Butter Filling.
Want to make Chocolate Heart Cups–Get the Molds
I made the hearts from this mold by Wilton (affiliate link-I will earn a small amount from Amazon if you purchase through my link). I first read about these adorable heart cups from a post on the Friday Frenzy link party. Crafting a Family shared them and I was in love. I immediately bought the molds on Amazon. I didn’t know what I was going to put in them but I wanted to make something with them.
Peanut Butter Filling
As Food Swap drew near I kept thinking about the molds and how to use them. I finally decided on what to put in them, something made with peanut butter. Then I had to decide between a whipped peanut butter frosting or something more Reese’s like. I finally decided on a Reese’s like filling because I was afraid frosting would be too sweet and it might weep causing the chocolate hearts to get mushy.
Use Candy Melts
While I was thinking about the longevity of the hearts I realized I didn’t want to use real chocolate. I went with candy melts because they’re a little more sturdy. Candy melts were a good choice for food swap because it meant I could easily start making them a few days in advance and store them 6 to a quart bag once they were out of the molds. And while I don’t care for candy melts, in general, I think they worked perfectly for these molds. To make 20-22 chocolate hearts I used 2 of these 12 ounce bags. (another affiliate link-if you shop through it I earn a small amount of money from Amazon)
- 2 12 ounce bags candy melts
- 2 Wilton Heart Molds, this allows you to make 6 at a time
Peanut Butter Filling
- 1 1/2 cups peanut butter
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 2 TBPS milk
- Melt candy melts according to packages instructions-about 1/2 a bag will do it
- fill each heart about 1/3 of the way full, press the top of the mold down and click the buttons togther
- chill until ready to pop out, they come apart fairly easy, if you need to you can pop them off by flexing the mold away from the chocolate
- place unfilled hearts in a sealable bag and store in the fridge
- repeat steps as necessary until you've made 22 hearts
- make the peanut butter filling: in a mixing bowl mix the peanut butter and the powdered sugar
- stir in the melted butter
- add the milk slowly until the peanut butter is smooth
- use a spoon to fill hearts, criss cross with a fork if desired
- store in resealable bags until ready to use
- you may get less than 22 hearts--I underfilled a few and then I overfilled a few too, 22 is a rough estimate
Serving Size22 hearts
Amount Per Serving Calories 313Total Fat 11gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 7mgSodium 124mgCarbohydrates 51gFiber 1gSugar 35gProtein 5g
This nutrition information was calculated using a computer program, results may vary.