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Frozen Peanut Butter Cups

(2 Votes)
MAKES
1 dozen
CHILL TIME
2 Hr 40 Min
COOK TIME
1 Min

If you only have time to make one recipe, let this Frozen Peanut Butter Cups be the one! It's truly unbelievable!

What You'll Need

  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
  • 1 quart vanilla ice cream, softened
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 4 Butterfinger candy bars (2.1 ounces each), coarsely crushed

What to Do

  1. Place 12 paper baking cups into muffin cups.
     
  2. In a small saucepan, heat chocolate and shortening over low heat 1 to 2 minutes, stirring just until chocolate melts and mixture is smooth. Allow to cool slightly; mixture should still be pourable.
     
  3. Starting at top edge of each paper cup, spoon chocolate over insides of cups, completely covering inside of each cup with about 4 teaspoons of mixture. Chill cups until firm, about 30 minutes.
     
  4. In a large bowl, combine ice cream, peanut butter, and crushed candy bars; mix well. Spoon evenly into chocolate cups.
     
  5. Cover and freeze for at least 2 hours, or until firm.

Notes

Serve with instructions to unwrap the frozen peanut butter cups before attacking them! In a hurry for peanut butter cup ice cream? Skip the part where you make the chocolate cups and, instead, stir 1 cup of chocolate chips into the other ingredients. It's not as fancy as the cups, but it sure tastes just as good.

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This recipe sounds great. However, I never make anything with shortening due to obvious health reasons. Is there a healthy alternative to the vegetable shortening?

Not sure about the "baking cups". Are they the paper liners that are used in the muffin tins for muffins, and etc?

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