This recipe for Homemade Peanut Butter Hearts had me at chocolate and peanut butter. It is so unbelievably amazing and a perfect treat for Valentine’s Day. If you like Reese’s peanut butter cups, you’ll love this recipe.
Homemade Peanut Butter Hearts
Yields: 15-20 hearts depending on cookie cutter size
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- ¼ cup butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 ½ powdered sugar
- 12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
- heart cookie cutter
Place a piece of parchment paper on a flat moveable surface, like a cutting board.
Place peanut butter and butter in a glass bowl and microwave on high for 1 minute. Stir.
Add vanilla extract and powdered sugar to the bowl and stir until smooth.
Place the peanut butter mixture on the parchment paper.
Use a rolling pin to roll out the dough to less than ½ inch thick.
Place in freezer for 30 minutes.
Once chilled, use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut out peanut butter hearts – continuing until dough
is used up.
Place in the fridge while completing next step.
Heat chocolate in the microwave for 1 minute on high, stir.
Microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until chocolate is completely melted.
Dip the peanut butter hearts into the chocolate – use a spoon to completely coat.
Use a fork to lift the heart out of the chocolate and tap on the side of the bowl to remove excess chocolate.
Place chocolate covered heart on parchment paper.
Continue until all hearts are coated in chocolate.
To add a little decorative drizzle, use a fork dipped in the melted chocolate and shake it back and forth over each heart.
Place hearts in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes to allow chocolate to harden.