Anyway, it was gray and cold and I spent the day making phone calls and answering emails. Gaaah. That's enough to give anyone a case of the Bah Humbugs. Fortunately, I know an excellent cure: homemade peanut butter cups and some National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.
Man, that movie is a classic. I love it so.
But here's how to make your own peanut butter cups. I think they are better than Reese's, but then again, I used Jif in my mix. I can't vouch for how they'll turn out with Skippy.
Homemade Peanut Butter Cups as Big as Your Face
You'll need: 1/4 cup butter; 3/4 cup peanut butter; 1/4 cup sugar; 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips; 1/3 cup milk.
Line muffin tin with cupcake liners. I used Texas muffin sized, which give you that whole "as big as your face" aesthetic. In the microwave, melt the butter and peanut butter together (takes about one minute) and stir to combine. Add sugar, stir well, and pour into muffin cups. Pop into the fridge for about 15 minutes to firm up slightly. Once that ordeal is over with, melt the chocolate chips with the milk, again nuking it for about one minute, and stir until very smooth. Pour over the peanut butter layer and use your clean finger to swirl it a little into a nice smooth chocolately delicious layer of joy. Place back into the fridge for about 30 minutes or so. By then, they should be firm enough to eat. Store them (yeah, right--store them, hah) in an airtight container in the fridge.
Pardon me while I pry one out of the depths of my ice box...oh my.