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Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

A homemade version of the popular candy. A chocolate candy shell is made with chocolate chips and filled with sweetened peanut butter.
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ready in: 30-60 minutes
serves/makes:   12
  

recipe id: 32988
cook method: microwave
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups Recipe
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ingredients

1 package (12 ounce size) milk chocolate chips
1 cup reduced-fat peanut butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt

directions

Cut the top half off of muffin papers liners so that they are shallower.

Pour the chocolate chips into a glass bowl and melt them in the microwave: Microwave at 50% power for 2 minutes. Stir the chips gently, and let them sit for a minute or so. If the chocolate needs more melting, microwave those chippies again at half power for 30 seconds. Stir gently. Continue the process, stirring gently as you go. But be very careful not to overcook the chocolate or it'll seize up on you.

Using a teaspoon, spoon a portion of the chocolate into the middle of a muffin cup. Draw the chocolate up the edges of the cup with the back of the spoon. Coat the entire inside of the muffin cup with chocolate and place it into a muffin tin. Repeat with the remaining muffin cups and then put the whole muffin tin in the refrigerator so that the chocolate hardens.

Combine the reduced-fat peanut butter, powdered sugar and salt in a medium bowl. When the chocolate in the muffin cups has hardened, pop the sweetened peanut butter into the microwave oven on full power for 1 minute. This will soften up the peanut butter so that it easily flows into the cups. Spoon a small portion of peanut butter into each of the chocolate-coated cups. Leave room at the top for an additional layer of chocolate, which we'll add later. Pop the candy back in the refrigerator to harden the peanut butter. This should take an hour or so.

When the peanut butter filling has hardened, re-melt the chocolate chips in the microwave on half power for 30 to 60 seconds. Use a teaspoon to spread a layer of chocolate over the top of each candy. Chill the candy once again to set up the chocolate. Finally, remember to take the paper off the outside of the peanut butter cups before eating them.

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nutrition

292 calories, 17 grams fat, 30 grams carbohydrates, 8 grams protein per serving.
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These are awesome! They taste just like the real deal. They are a bit of work to make but the results are worth it if you want true copycat of the store-bought version.



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these are awesome! They taste just like the real deal.



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Member since: April 17, 2010
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Saw this recipe on Facebook and wanted to try it. I was really impressed that they tasted pretty much exactly like reese's peanut butter cups! Thanks for sharing this!



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Jan 9, 2012

matt
COMMENT:
doesnt taste like reeces butter cups but still very delicious



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Dec 17, 2010

Guest Foodie
COMMENT:
I work in a candy shop,the recipe is good,but your making it too long of a process.once you spoon in chocolate brushing up sides isnt necessary nor is warming peanut butter.simply alllow bottom chocolate to harden in freezer(5 minutes).spoon in peanut butter..just leave a little room around sides of peanut butter for chocolate to flow down sides..then top with more melted chocolate.place in freezer another 10 minutes..Simple as that.



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Jun 24, 2010

Julianna
COMMENT:
This is a good recipe, but it took entirely to long. It shouldn't have to take 3 hours, because all you have to do is put chocolate in, then peanut butter, then more chocolate, and then cool. Better yet, everyone in my family loved them. <33(:



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This is the simplest recipe for peanut butter cups I have come across and they taste exactly like Reese's peanut butter cups.
Brilliant recipe.



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I agree with the previous review - The work is not hard, its just tedious and time consuming. These are a hit though, people ask me to make them all the time.



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May 13, 2007

Aymie
COMMENT:
This is too much work and takes too much time. All you have to do is melt the chocolate in a large bowl over a pot of boiling water, pour it in cups, add peanut butter, add more chocolate, stick it in the freezer and its done and ready to eat in 15-20 minutes.