Reese's wannabe

  It's almost Easter, and our family has worked our way through at least one bag of those oh-so-perfect Reeses Peanut Butter Eggs. You know the ones. Today was rainy and cold, and there were no treats left in the house. Luckily, I had everything I needed to make our own Reese's 'wannabe' chocolate peanut butter eggs. (Okay, they're not egg-shaped. Circles are delicious, too.)
 You'll need some peanut butter.
And some melting chocolate.
And a few other things that you probably already have in your kitchen.
 They're easy. You should make some.
Reese's Wannabe Peanut Butter Cups/Eggs

- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/4 c melted butter
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 - 2  Tbsp milk
- 1 1/2 cups Wilton chocolate candy melts (or melting chocolate of your choice)
- toothpicks
- waxed paper

1. Mix peanut butter, powdered sugar and butter together until a soft dough forms. If it's a little bit dry or too sticky, add 1 to 2 tablespoons of milk. Stir until it becomes the consistency of Play-Doh.

2. Dump the dough onto waxed paper and pat it into a large circle, about 1/2 to 2/3 inch thick. Use a small cookie cutter (we used a circle Play-Doh punch) to make small shapes out of the dough. Arrange the cut-outs onto a plate and put them in the freezer for 10 minutes.

3. Melt chocolate in a glass container for 30 seconds in the microwave. Remove, stir and heat another 30 seconds if needed. Repeat until the chocolate is runny enough for dipping. (Do not overheat!)

4. Remove peanut butter cut-outs from the freezer. Use a toothpick to skewer one of the shapes through the side of the shape (not through the top.) Dip it in the chocolate and gently shake off the excess into the bowl. Place the candy on waxed paper to harden. (If there's a spot where the peanut butter didn't get completely covered – usually where the toothpick was – just drop a little bit of chocolate on that spot with a spoon.)

So good ... so good.

12 comments:

  1. those look yummy! my wondeful mother-in-law (may she RIP) would make my favorite homemade candy for me every Christmas, and it was just chunky peanut butter smeared between 2 Ritz crackers & dunked in chocolate. So darn good! you might want to try it!

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  2. I had no idea you could make these! Yum. Michelle's candy sounds so good too.

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  3. Oh my god Jen !!! These look AMAZIIIIIIIIIIIIING !!!!!

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  4. So um...I can't even look at my blog feed anymore because I want these so bad. Here in Germany, we don't have reeses and they are honestly my favorite candy. I know the exact easter egg reeses you are talking about that they put out this time of year and god, they are the lovliest things EVER !!! I would kill for some...

    You are sick for posting such a delicious post by the way. I will not rest until I find a way to get my hands on some....

    Oh, and as far as making some...HAHA, we'll see if I can ever get my hands on peanut butter over here. fat chance...

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  5. Oh - my - word!!! I have to try this.

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  6. Probably my favourite things on the planet.

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  8. Saw this on pinterest and repinned right away!
    Sarah
    www.budgetfriendlydecorating.com

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  9. Can you make these and freeze them?

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  10. I'm sure you could - great idea!

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