Monday, March 30, 2009

HOMEMADE REESES PEANUT BUTTER CUPS


Homemade Reese's peanut butter cups. How have I not made these sooner? I've been missing out on some serious chocolate peanut butter goodness all my life! Sure, I could have just walked 1/2 block to my local Walgreen's and bought a package of Reese's but these seemed so much more fun and authentic.

Fun and authentic would be a nice way of putting it. Oh, and delicious. Definitely delicious. That's really all I have to say about these bad boys. Make them, stat!

I personally love these right out of the freezer, so that is where I have them stashed. Eat at your own risk ;)

For 12 peanut butter cups: (I made 6 large cups and 4 small cups)

12 mini cupcake liners
3/4 cup Milk Chocolate chips (or semi sweet if you prefer)
1/2 cup creamy natural peanut butter + 2 generous T to add to the melted chocolate
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 t pure vanilla extract
pinch fine sea salt [if your PB is already salted, it's optional to add more]

1) Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave in 30 second intervals until smooth. Add 2 generous tablespoons of peanut butter and stir to incorporate. Let cool for 5 minutes.

2) Line a mini cupcake pan with mini liners. Place a heaping teaspoon of melted chocolate in each mini cupcake liner and spread it all over the place with the back of a spoon. repeat with all 12 liners.

3) Place the cupcake tin into your freezer and allow it to harden.

4) Meanwhile, stir together peanut butter, vanilla, salt, and sugar to form a paste. Make sure you knead in all the ingredients.

5) Divide peanut butter paste into all 12 liners, pressing down gently to make sure the paste goes everywhere. [I took a a heaping teaspoon and rolled it into a ball, then flattened it and placed it into the liners]

6) Top with heaping teaspoon of chocolate [melt it again if needed], spreading carefully so that none of the PB paste can be seen.

7) Chill in fridge/freezer for at least one hour.


6 comments:

Me! said...

oooooooohhhhhhhhhh i LOVE peanut butter cups! I need these!

Emily Rose said...

yum!! my husband would love these- he is a peanut butter/chocolate junkie!

Brit said...

this recipe was sooo goood

Carsten said...

That's a brilliant recipe. I love it!

Carsten
http://www.tasteandshare.com

Alisa said...

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Anonymous said...

These look awesome and simple to make; thanks for sharing.