Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

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Ready In:
1hr 10mins
Ingredients:
6
Serves:
6
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ingredients

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directions

  • Combine everything but the chocolate chips, and press in a greased 8x8" pan.
  • Spread melted chocolate chips over top with a spatula, covering entire surface. Chill 2 hours.

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  1. Laurita
    I also added marshmallows below the chocolate chips, made really awesome treats! Probably really fattening, probably really bad for you, rot your teeth out, etc. But, yum yum good! If you put them in the refrigerator though, they are hard to cut.
     
  2. roweena
    This was a great recipe for making PB cups! I did adjust the recipe a little, as I wanted something a bit more pure in peanut butter taste. I used 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 cup creamy PB and cut the butter down to 1/4 cup. For the chocolate I used a blend of Ghiradelli candy coating and Callebaut milk chocolate. To make PB cups- 1)) spoon a line of PB mix onto sheets of wax paper and roll into a skinny uniform log, about 3/4 inches in diameter and freeze. 2)) Meanwhile line a mini muffin tin with #4 or #5 size brown candy cups. Pipe or spoon just enough chocolate to cover the bottoms, then shake the pan a little to smooth out evenly. 3)) Chill chocolate pan for 10 minutes in the fridge or until hard. 4)) Cut 1/2 inch slices from PB log, place on top of hardened chocolate in candy cups, then fill the rest of candy cup with melted chocolate. Shake pan a little to even out chocolate and chill.
     
  3. A Howitt
    This is the best recipe yet for these type of no bake peanut butter treats. Let me tell you that they are made even more scrumptious by using ? cup crushed pretzels and ? cup graham crackers. The salt that the pretzel offers is unrecognizable as salty but greatly intensifies the peanut butter flavor of these delicious treats. The pretzels for lack of a more creative or better word make the recipe taste so much more "peanut buttery" rather than just super sweet with an identifiable peanut butter taste. Also the texture is markedly improved by using pretzels making still a sticky but somehow also flakey product . Note - just adding salt to the recipe does not create the same flavor and texture as the actually addition of pretzel. Also FYI I wanted to make knock off PB eggs for Easter or at the very least a tray of "truffles". I have been unable to shape or form any similar recipe for peanut butter cups until I found this one- and they taste and look great - BUT I did find that there is a method. First I used a combo of 2/3 cup salted pretzels crumbs and 1/3 cup graham crackers-added all the dry together first and mixed well. Then I mixed in the peanut butter first with a spoonula then with clean hands- I added the melted butter last incorporated with my hands. I was left with the perfect texture to create egg shapes, truffles, or press into molds. Fantastic !!
     
  4. nanapam3
    These are fantastic!!!! After I mix the peanut butter part together I chill the dough, take my melon ball scoop and make them into peanut butter balls. I then chill them again and dip the balls in the chocolate much easier (for me anyways;-) then cutting them into squares. It's also much easier for portion control too! Either way you wouldn't be sorry you made these. If you're a Reese's lover, as I am, you'll be in heaven. So what are you waiting for? Go get busy.
     
  5. The Veganista
    I make these all the time. I have found that it's best to use JIF peanut butter instead of the natural kind because it's stiffer/thicker. It's also better to use chocolate graham crackers. I find that using those two are important in making it tastes much like Reeses but also the texture holds up better. If anyone is having issues with their chocolate being too 'chocolately' simply melt a TB of peanut butter with it. Also, its fun to get creative with these. I've tried them in various shapes and sizes. One of my favorite, super easy treats!
     
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Tweaks

  1. Yimminyoom
    Very good! I did mine a little different. I melted the chocolate chips and spread on the bottom and sides of a pie tin...(freeze) then spread on the peanut buttery goodness and then melted another round of chocolate chips and spread. A giant peanut butter cup! Also, next time i'll definitely use dipping chocolate instead of chocolate chips.
     

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