A local delicacy – mom’s peanut butter cups

I’m about to start a fight in your family because it has repeatedly caused friendly disputes in mine over the years.

Mom’s peanut butter cups may not be Velatis fudge that prompted lines at 9th & G Sts. NW for 116 years before metro construction closed the store, but my mom gives personal bags nowadays instead of leaving out a plate of her homemade peanut butter cups.

Normally, I write about statues around town, but the blog is about Washington life so I thought I’d share her recipe. If you make them, be warned they’re half the size of the Reese’s peanut butter cups so you’ll gobble them down. I’ve seen cousins eat a dozen at once.

And, you owe me two from the first batch as a royalty.


1 stick butter
12 oz. peanut butter
3/4 lb. powdered sugar
2 lbs. chocolate

1. Melt chocolate on stove.
2. Spoon into greased cups for base.
3. Mix other ingredients in bowl.
4. Form into balls and place into cups
5. Pour chocolate over top.
6. Let cool.

Serves: 70 peanut butter cups

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