Mutant Peanut Butter Cups

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This week’s post I’m sharing Mutant Peanut Butter Cups for Halloween.


muttan peanut butter cups

Why are they “mutant” do you ask? Did I add a “special” ingredient to make them mutated you ask? If I eat them, will I turn into a mutant, you ask? Are they poisonous, you ask?

No, the peanut butter cups were made with normal ingredients. Why did I decide on the naming my recipe “Mutant Peanut Butter Cups” when everything about them is normal, you ask? (Hot damn you ask a lot of questions…)

I’ll tell you why… I had every intention to make the peanut butter cups pretty, and normal “Reese-style” looking, but I bought the wrong sized muffin liners and fucked them all up! The liners I purchased were too big, so I man handled them, cramming them inside the muffin tin, forcing the liners to fit. Because of said man handling, when I spooned the chocolate filling into the liner, instead of having a nice circular shape to adhere to, the chocolate hardened around the jagged and wonky liner edges instead.

^BAHAHWAHAHAHAHA, look how jacked up my peanut butter cups are ^

I mean, LOOK AT THAT!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Instead of nice pretty circles, my cups have weirdo indentations!! Look at the photo above! Look at the peanut butter cup on the top left, it looks like a crazed, small mouthed, chocolatey Pac-Man! #nailedit

peanut butter cups

I laughed my ass off after pulling off a few liners to gaze upon the final results. I thought, “Ugh, I can’t share these on Shock Munch, every other blogger has images of picture perfect, circular, peanut butter cups, and mine look like the factory rejects from Reese’s!! Other blogger’s images make their peanut butter cups look like they were purchased in a hoity-toity chocolate boutique, whereas mine look like someone found them in the discount bin, at the dollar store!

Kieran saw me pouting in the kitchen and asked what was wrong. I showed him my wonky looking peanut butter cups and sighed. Kieran laughed at my hilarious looking creation and said, “They’re Mutant Peanut Butter Cups!”

Mother fucking, EUREKA!!!!!

“That’s IT,” I squealed, “That’s the ticket, they’re SUPPOSED to look jacked up because they’re MUTANT, Halloween, Peanut Butter Cups!”

Kieran, knowing he just helped me advert a major meltdown, kissed me on the cheek, took a butter cup, “YOINK!” and ran out of the room, giggling. Normally, in other desert making situations, I chase after him and make him bring the stolen product back into the kitchen. He knows he’s not suppose to take any food from the kitchen, until I’ve finished photographing it for the blog, but I let him get away this time.

He earned it.

So yeah, did my recipe come out different than planned? Yes, oh hell yes. But….I mean….if you can’t laugh at yourself from time to time, you’ll never grow or learn from that experience. I want to grow Shock Munch and make something of it, but I don’t take myself very seriously in the process, I just can’t, it’s not in my nature.

I can only imagine you guys don’t take yourself’s too seriously either. I could be wrong, but if you subscribe to this blog, you HAVE to have a sense of humor, which I warmly welcome. Seriously, what’s your best dick joke… I want to hear it.

Anyway, after I photographed the crazy looking bastards, I bit into one. Magic….pure magic. The fucked up looking peanut butter cups were amazing. Nothing out of the ordinary, nothing fancy, no frills, just good ole homemade deliciousness for your mouth.

The recipe took less than an hour to make (a 1/2 hour of the recipe involves the cups to chill out in the fridge) and it’s easy to adapt. I used an all natural peanut butter (with less sugar) but obviously substitute for your favorite brand. Hell, if you really want to go balls to the wall, you can make your own peanut butter if you have a high powered blender. I imagine the taste would be extraordinary!

If you don’t have powered sugar, but have regular sugar, along with a blender, don’t bother making a special trip to the grocery store. Simply fill your blender with sugar, until the sugar just covers the blades. Blend on high for about 30 seconds. Voilà!, now you now have powered sugar.

You can use whatever kind of chocolate you like best, and switch out whatever ingredient you want to make this recipe vegan, ect.

It’s easy, quick, probably a bit better for you, being homemade and all, and magically delicious (christ I sound like I’m auditioning for a Lucky Charms commercial). Enjoy you guys, and thanks again for subscribing!

Happy Halloween!

^ What are those little dots, all over the top of the peanut butter cup? Oh, that’s just sea salt. If I were a professional, I would have carefully sprinkled sea salt in the center of each cup, making them appear more appetizing, and artistic. But I’m not professional, I’m me. It looks like I haphazardly thew sea salt all over my kitchen, and some of it ‘just happened” to land on top of my desert. Hilarious.

Peanut Butter Cups

Mutant Peanut Butter Cups for Halloween


Peanut Butter Filling:

  • ½ cup Peanut Butter (your favorite kind)
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • ¼ cup powered sugar
  • Pinch of salt

Chocolate shell:

  • 2 bags of chocolate chips (I chose 1 dark and 1 milk chocolate)


Peanut Butter Filling:

  • Add all the peanut butter filling ingredients together in a bowl. Stir them together until the ingredients are well combined. Chill in the fridge until ready to use.

Chocolate Shell and assembly:

  • Line a muffin tin with the correct sized muffin liners (or risk having mutated looking peanut butter cups). Set aside.
  • Using either your microwave or a double boiler, melt half, of EACH bag of chocolate together. Once the chocolate is completely melted, spoon about ½ – 1 tablespoon of chocolate into the liners, inside the muffin tin. Once each liner has chocolate, pick up the muffin tin and give it a gentle shake, side to side, to ensure the chocolate evenly coats the bottom of the liner. Make sure the bottom of the liner is completely covered in chocolate too, touching all sides. You should have left over chocolate in your bowl, which is what you want.
  • Grab the peanut butter from the fridge. Pinch off about a tablespoon of peanut butter with your fingers, and make a flattened disc out of it. Then gently, place the peanut butter on top of the chocolate. Repeat until each muffin liner has peanut butter on top of the chocolate. If you have leftover peanut butter, either eat it, or check to see if any liner has less peanut butter than the others. If so, add the peanut butter to that particular tin.
  • Once your peanut butter is in, spoon in the remaining chocolate, covering the peanut butter completely (you may have to melt more chocolate, it depends on how much chocolate you used for the bottom layer).
  • Once all of the peanut butter is completely covered, give the muffin tin another shake, side to side, to even out the chocolate and make a smooth, level surface.
  • Refrigerate the muffin tin for 30 minutes, or until the chocolate completely hardens. Once finished, take out a peanut butter cup, peel off the liner, and consume!
  • Enjoy!

Calorie Breakdown

1/2 cup Peanut Butter (your favorite kind)….. 800
2 tablespoons melted butter…..204
1/4 cup powered sugar……117
Pinch of salt… 0
2 bags of chocolate chips (I chose 1 dark and 1 milk chocolate)
1 bag of dark chips….. 1,2000
1 bag of milk chocolate chips…. 1,207.50

Total calories, if you eat all 12…..3,528.50
If you eat 6…..1,764.25
If you eat 1… 294

Now, I want to explain, there is a big chance you won’t use the entire bag of chocolates (either of them), and my calories count includes the TOTAL amount of calories in each bag. I melted about 3/4 of each bag of chocolate, and ended up not needing all the melted chocolate, and tossed it. That being said, I don’t know how to calculate that into calories. Also, my recipe makes BIG peanut butter cups, you can easily make mini cups, or make a couple of batches if you want smaller portions.

*Note, I am not a nutritionist nor am I pretending to be. I find the calories by researching Google, using my “Lose It!” app, and reading nutrition labels.

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