WATCH: We Used Lily's Peanut Butter to Hack Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
It's really easy!
We've fallen in love with chocolate and peanut butter together thanks to Reese's, but can we make it even better? These homemade peanut butter cups have an additional crunch, a more goey peanut butter mixture, and just the right amount of sweet. It's quite addicting! Best thing apart from having a supply of these delightful chocolates? It'll save you money or maybe even earn you some at less than P 12 per pop!
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups Hack Recipe
1 cup milk chocolate buttons (in 1/2 cup batches)
1/2 cup sweetened, natural peanut butter (we used Lily's Peanut Butter)
1/4 cup graham crushed crackers
1 pinch salt (to taste)
Melt 1/2 cup of chocolate chips on a double boiler.
Line a dozen cups of a 3/4 ounce cupcake tin. These are the smallest size of cupcake tins available.
Drop a small, even amount into each of the cupcake liners. Using a paintbrush, preferably one with stiff bristles, paint the chocolate to the sides of your liners, pushing it to the walls 3/4 of the way. Make sure the floor is well covered, with no too-thin parts you can see the liner through. You want enough chocolate so you can unwrap it smoothly later. Chill until set, around 15 minutes or less.
No paintbrush? No problem! Use a teaspoon instead but it just won't be as pretty or even.
Pro Tip! You don't need to use all the chocolate. Leave the leftover chocolate in the bowl you melted them in and set aside for later. Just make sure that your heat is turned off.
In a separate bowl, sprinkle salt on your peanut butter and mix well. Taste your peanut butter mixture and make sure it's too your taste. Go for a touch salty to compliment the sweetness of peanut butter and chocolate. Mix in your crushed graham crackers until it's well incorporated.
Using two teaspoons, one to scoop a small amount of peanut butter mix and the other to scrape it into the cups, evenly fill the painted chocolate cups. Even out with your spoon
Melt the other 1/2 cup of chocolate chips on your double boiler. Feel free to melt it in the same bowl you used to make your first batch of melted chocolate. Just make sure that you didn't get it wet while it was set aside. Water is melted chocolate's enemy!
Using a teaspoon again, cover your filled cups with melted chocolate, making sure the peanut butter is completely covered. Tap against the counter to even out the chocolate. Tap until you're satisfied. Chill until set, around 10 minutes or less. If it's a particularly cold day, you won't even need to chill them to set.
Pro Tip! You won't be using all the chocolate. You can easily melt it again and use it to make some more. If you just want to store it, melt it again and transfer into a clean container. You can transfer it into a microwavable plastic container and next time, you can just zap it on high for 30 seconds in the microwave to melt it again.
It's so easy to produce these delicious and adorable peanut butter cups. Plus, your sweet tooth doesn't have to rob you blind! Just a few more things in your grocery cart and you're good to go. It's easy, affordable and adorable to make.