When I was a cook at a Pre-Kindergarten center in my hometown, all the staff, and teachers that worked in the building would bring in special treats from time to time. One of my favorites was the peanut butter melt-a-ways that one of the social workers, Jen, brought in. They were her mother-in-law’s recipe and oh are they good! They melt in your mouth, and they’re so delicious! Not to mention, these are probably the easiest homemade candy I ever made!
2 c white chocolate melts
1/2 c light cocoa melts or milk chocolate melts
1 c smooth peanut butter
2 Tbsp konut* (a chocolate softener) or EVCO*
Add the melts to a microwavable container. Melt using 15 – 30 second settings, be careful not to burn. Add konut and peanut butter to the melted chocolate and stir to combine completely.
While still warm and pourable, pour into small candy/petit-a-four/mini cupcake paper cups. Refrigerate until hardened. Enjoy!
*Note: I use 2 tbsp of extra virgin coconut oil in place of konut. When I find konut I’ll make a batch of these melt-a-ways and post the difference between using konut and coconut oil.