Saturday, September 10, 2011

Homemade Reeses Cups

So last night Grant and I had a sweet tooth. In an attempt to do something different (and also fulfill more unimaginable culinary goals aroused by Pinterest), I rolled up my sleeves and made homemade Reeses cups. Trust me, if you know my husband and his insane love of peanut butter (and if you know ME and MY insane love of chocolate), then you can bet that he was thrilled when I handed him this desert.

Please note that mine did not turn out LOOKING as amazing as the above picture. However, they tasted wonderful (though very, very rich). Below is the recipe!

For the chocolate:
1 1/2 cups chopped semisweet chocolate
2 tablespoons natural peanut butter
Pinch salt

For the filling:
12 tablespoons (or 3/4 cup) natural peanut butter
1/3 cup evaporated cane juice or light brown sugar or even powdered sugar
2 tablespoons graham cracker crumbs, optional
Pinch salt

Prepare a standard muffin tin with 12 paper liners.

Combine chocolate, peanut butter and salt in a sauce pan and cook on low heat until melted, stirring occasionally.

Place 2 teaspoons melted chocolate in each cupcake liner and carefully spread it with the back of a spoon at the bottom and only 1/4 of the way up the liner. Repeat with all 12 liners.

Place the chocolate-covered liners onto a plate in the fridge to firm up, for about 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, prepare the filling: Stir together peanut butter, sugar, optional crumbs, and salt.

The chocolate should be hard by now, so divide peanut butter paste into all 12 liners, about 1 heaping tablespoon  per liner, pressing down gently to make sure the paste goes everywhere. Place in fridge to firm up, for about 20 minutes.

Top with 2 teaspoons melted chocolate, spreading carefully so that none of the peanut butter can be seen.

Let cups firm up in fridge for at least one hour before enjoying. Store in fridge or freezer.

Yield: 12 candies

1 comment:

Lisa said... have the craziest, most amazing sweet ideas ever.... This blog is dangerous to read. ;) You need to include a warning label!!!! Jk. Those look amazing!!!!


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