There are many of you who have seen the below Instagram.
This ‘gram went over verrrryyyy well, but the lucky people who actually got to taste these little ditties also gave them a BIG. THUMBS. UP.
So… I figured it was time to finally share my recipe for homemade Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups with you.
Are you ready? You’re definitely going to want to pin this one to your Pinterest recipes board…
Homemade Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Recipe
What you’ll need:
2 lbs or about 1kg of melting milk chocolate or milk chocolate chips (you can go dark if you’d like)
5 tablespoons or 70g of unsalted butter, melted
1.5 cups or 190g Powdered/ icing sugar
1 16oz or 400 g jar of creamy peanut butter
Cupcake wrappers (small or regular size, up to you)
Piping bag (or make one with a ziploc bag that has one of the bottom corners snipped off)
Melt half of the chocolate as per the directions on the wrapper, or if you’re using chocolate chips, place the chips in a bowl and microwave for 30 seconds at a time, mixing in between and making sure to not burn the chocolate.
Then spoon the melted chocolate into the wrappers, filling them up with a about a centimeter of chocolate. When you’ve filled all of the wrappers, lightly tap the tray on top of your work surface so that the chocolate levels out and looks nice and smooth.
Pop the tray in the freezer for 10 minutes or the fridge for 20 so that the chocolate cools and hardens.
While you’re waiting, mix the peanut butter, unsalted butter and powdered sugar together in a bowl, then spoon it into your piping bag. Don’t worry too much about measuring, I usually just eyeball it and it always comes out just fine.
Take the tray out of the fridge and pipe the peanut butter mixture on top of the hard chocolate. I recommend just doing a blob in the middle so that it’s more like an actual Reese’s cup. The peanut butter is also really rich when mixed with the sugar and butter, so if you go overboard, you may not be able to eat more than one!
Pop these guys back in the freezer for 10 minutes again, and melt the rest of the chocolate. Once cooled, pour the melted chocolate on top of the peanut butter, being sure to fill in around the peanut butter blog and on top of it too. Do the same leveling technique as before to make sure the top layer is even and smooth.
Then place the tray back in the freezer one last time. Ten minutes should do it but I usually like to keep them in a bit longer just to ensure they’re nice and cold.
DELISH. Just writing this post is making me want one so badly! Hopefully, you’re getting the same effect
Will you be making homemade Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups now? Make sure you tweet or Instagram a picture and tag me so that I can see your creation! And if you love making sweet treats, give this Snickerdoodle recipe a try too.