Friday, March 14, 2008

True Copy-Cat Style

Back in December I made some Reese's Peanut Butter cup bars that tasted exactly like a Reese's peanut butter cup. I thought that it would be fun to take that filling recipe and make a peanut butter cup that looks just like a Reese's miniture. Gee I am just soo creative aren't I? LOL :)


How to make Peanut Butter Cups

- Prepare the filling and set aside, (for the filling recipe please
click here).
- Line the mini muffin pan with liners (if using).
- Melt chocolate by any means necessary (microwave or double boiler works well)
NOTE: I purchased some candy making bottles at Hobby Lobby that I filled with chocolate chips and microwaved at 50% power in 30 second intervals until melted through. After every 30 seconds take the bottle out of the microwave and squeeze.
- Place enough chocolate in bottom of liners or tins to coat them with about 1/4" of chocolate. Lift the pan off of the counter an inch or two and drop it down onto the counter, repeat. This will release all air bubbles and make an even smooth layer of chocolate.
- Take a teaspoon of filling, for each peanut butter cup, and roll it into a ball. Smash it slightly to make an oval and place in the center of each of the tins/liners.
- Pour or squeeze enough chocolate over the filling to cover it and make a smooth top. Once you are done with all the peanut butter cups, lift the pan off of the counter a few inches and drop it just like before.

- You can place the pan in the refrigerator for a little bit to help the chocolate set or you can just leave it on the counter to harden.
NOTE - I would recommend enlisting the help of someone else while making these. Although one person can get the job done it would go a lot faster and smoother with another person to help. I made several trips back and forth from the microwave to melt chocolate.


I am sending some of these little treats out to family so I wrappped them up in some little 1/2 pound chocolate boxes that I purchased at Hobby Lobby. I just hope they make it to their destinations without melting! :)

23 comments:

Renea said...

Oh my gosh! Those are the most adorable things I've ever seen! They look like they taste fantastic too! Feel free to send some my way. lol

CB said...

oh this is dangerous! You mean I can make these at home? There goes my diet! haha. They look fabulous!
-Clara

bakingblonde said...

Those sound and look like my kind of dessert!! I LOVE PB/Chocolate. You have some serious talent there girl!

Carrie said...

These look good, I have been looking for a good peanut butter cup recipe for Christmas!

Erin said...

WOW!! These look dangerously incredible! They are so cute too!

Sarah said...

Are you sure you didn't buy these and just photograph them? They look wonderful!

Kate said...

You could work for Reeses!

Ally said...

Those are so cute! I love the look of them, just like reeses! I've got to give them a try!

Erin said...

Those look so good! I've been wanting to make these for a long time now. I love the way you're packing them up as gifts!

Nikki57 said...

They look fabulous! And making them myself be the perfect way to trick my mom into eating a PB cup. I've been trying to get her to eat them my whole life and this may just do the trick!

annieseats said...

Very cute, Amber! They look exactly right. Nice work.

Steph said...

These are right up my alley! I want to eat them all!

Jeanine said...

Yummy! Those look delicious! Where did you find the muffin cups? Did you have to cut them down? Super job on them, I'm sure your family will love them! :)

~Amber~ said...

Jeanine - I found the mini muffin liners at Hobby Lobby in the candy making section, which is right across from the cake decorating stuff. They were the perfect size and I did not have to alter them in any way.

Katie said...

Oh my goodness, Amber! These look so amazing! I mean EXACTLY like Reeses! Wow. You just keep raising the bar!!

Jade said...

These look awesome - and perfect!

Deborah said...

These are great! They look so professional!

Jaime said...

those are so cute! great job :)

shweetpotato said...

OHhhhhh YUM

Bellini Valli said...

These have to be better than the original...move over Reese's :D

Jeanine said...

Thanks for the reply, Amber! Wish we had a Hobby Lobby here, but there are none in Canada. Bummer! :(

Peabody said...

I need to make these...they are my hubby's favorite.

Cassi said...

These were good, how come I didn't get mine in a little cute box?

It's ok.. the box would have looked really funny in my apron as I was walking around the store!