Feb 23, 2011

{there's no wrong way…to eat a reese's}

does anyone else remember those commercials?
they make me think of saturday morning cartoons. the BEST day of the week!
now you can make your own reeses. & they are easy. 
& if your chocolate tooth at some point converted from milk to dark chocolate - you can make super dark chocolate reese's cups & they are divine :)

this recipe is from design*sponge, but i would tweak it JUST a bit {as always. i can't just leave a recipe alone…}

you will need:
2 or so cups of chocolate
1 cup of peanut butter
1/3 cup of powdered sugar
*1/4 cup of crushed graham crackers are OPTIONAL. {because i ended up not liking the crunchiness of them}
pinch of salt

so here is whats up:
You can make these either with mini muffin liners, or the regular sized ones. I did a few of each. & you also don't need to grease the liners at all. That may be a no brainer, but i didn't know…
SO…
no. 1 
Line a muffin pan with paper liners & set aside.
no. 2 
Melt a little more than half {1 1/4 cups maybe?} of your {super dark, right?} chocolate until melted in a double boiler. & remove from heat.
no. 3 
Now just dip a glob of melted goodness into each paper liner. Using the back of a spoon you can paint a layer of melted chocolate on the sides of the paper liners. Reeses like. Also: don’t skimp on your chocolate here. Once done, set your bowl out of the way with any leftover melted chocolate left in it.
no. 4 
Put the muffin tin in the refrigerator or freezer if you're impatient, like me, while you make the peanut-butter filling.
no. 5 
Combine the peanut butter, powdered sugar and salt {& maybe your graham crackers} Stir until well combined.
no. 6 
Return your chocolate bowl to the top of the double boiler. Turn the heat to medium-high. Add the remaining chocolate and melt.
no. 7 
Meanwhile, remove your muffin tin from the refrigerator freezer Put a little mound into each cup & tap down each mound with your fingertips to “nest” it into the chocolate bottom.
no. 8
By now, your chocolate should be melted. So using a spoon again, drizzle chocolate on top of each cup until covered & put in the fridge until set.
these are a good 'hey friend, happy birthday to you & you're awesome, so have a peanut butter cup' gift.

& if you pop a few beforehand, that is awesome of you, too :)

3 comments:

  1. Reese's are my favorite!
    I'm trying this one. Soon.

    -Ry

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  2. Mmm, what about with almond butter! I think I'll try that soon.

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  3. Oh my god. I think I just got sick a little when I realized I don't have peanut butter. Im getting it asap and making these darlings.
    P.S love your blog lady! Im a new follower <3

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