Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Homemade Reese's Cups

When I first started stalking pinterest I pinned this pin.
I knew it would be the perfect thing for hubs since he loves chocolate and peanut butter. 
Of course, I never did get around to actually making them. 

For hubs birthday I knew that I wanted to make him these homemade Reese Cups.
And they were surprisingly simple.

Makes approximately 3 dozen.
 In a pot over medium heat mix 1 cup creamy peanut butter, 1/4 cup butter, and 1/4 cup light brown sugar.
Stir continually until slightly bubbling.
Remove from heat. 
Add powdered sugar in 1/4 cup at a time mixing each time.
I would followed the recipe and used the full 1 1/4cups, however it became really crumbly.
I should have stopped at 1 cup because it had much better texture.
Let mixture cool.

Photobucket Line mini-muffin pan with muffin liners.
Mix 4 cups chocolate chips and 1/4 cup vegetable shortening.
Microwave on low for 30 seconds stirring each time.

Using a spoon, fill the bottom of each muffin liner with chocolate.

Place parchment paper on top of a cookie sheet.
Roll peanut butter mixture into balls.
Then flatten slightly to make discs.
I made mine the same size as the ones in the recipe, however, they were too big.
Make sure they only fit in the center of the muffin liner.
Otherwise the chocolate will not be able to get around them.
Refrigerate both the chocolate and peanut butter for 30 minutes. 
Once done, place the peanut butter disk on top of the chocolate. 
Cover completely with more chocolate. 
Microwave again if needed.
Make sure that the chocolate gets all the way down on the sides or the bottom wont connect!
Refrigerate again for 30 minutes. 

Keep in the fridge until ready to serve. 
They tend to get soft if left out too long.
These really do taste exactly like Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.

Linking up with Melissa, Amber, and Sarah


  1. These are great! Glad to be your newest follower from the GFC hop. Hope you'll stop on by Lashes & Beard. :)


  2. now i want to try this! I LOVE reeses!

    I"m your newest follower from the GFC blog hop!
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  3. ugh...stop it! these look so yummy! :)

  4. You had me at homemade reeses cups! I HAVE to make these! My husband will love me forever :)

  5. Those look absolutely delicious and I love homemade Reese's Cups. I use chocolate bark of any kind (white, milk, or dark chocolate), then for the filling I just use peanut butter, butter, and powdered sugar. I skip the brown sugar because it is really unnecessary.

    Stopping by from the blop hop to say hi.

  6. Yum!!!! Thanks for linking up again:)


  7. I wish my boyf liked sweets so I can make this for him! LOL Found you on th e GFC blog hop and I'm a new follower :)


  8. I love when you link up with us! you always have the most amazing stuff! These look SO good!!

  9. I just found you through the Blog Hop.

    These look so yummy!! I definitely need to try to make them one of these days. Thanks so much for sharing!

    Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday


  10. Those muffins are patable.
    Thanks for sharing you recipe.



  11. Yum yum yum yum yum....did I say yum?! You could probably do so many different combos too :) Like cake batter reese's and what not!

    Thank you for linking up to The Pinterest Project - hope to see you again in October!


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