February 16, 2012

so, candy is about 100x better from your own kitchen. this peanut butter filling is scandalous. i can't remember the last time i really felt i needed to lick the spatula clean, but there was a sense of need here. that spatula was done licked clean. the taste isn't authentic factory-made reese's, but it's powerful. superior, even. somehow reminiscent of a peanut butter pie, minus the overload of vanilla pudding. i've been toying with the idea of giving these to grant for so long, and now it's done. and will be repeated again soon. because these are just insane.


Homemade Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
adapted from the nourishing gourmet

peanut butter core:
3/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup butter or coconut oil
1/2 cup finely ground nuts (i actually used sunflower kernels, which were great)
1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 T. honey
pinch of salt

chocolate coating: 1/4 cup cocoa, 1/2 cup butter or coconut oil, 1/2 tsp. vanilla, 2 T. honey

In a small bowl combine all peanut buttery ingredients and mix well. Spoon into a muffin tray (lined or unlined is fine) and place in freezer. While that's chilling, combine chocolate sauce ingredients in a 2-cup measuring glass and place in a pot of simmering water. Heat, stirring, until everything is just melted and remove from heat. Spoon chocolate sauce over the chilled peanut butter mixture and place back in freezer. Freeze for 20 minutes, remove from pan immediately, using a butter knife to pop them out. Store in fridge or freezer. Makes 10 big peanut butter cups.


this chocolate coating is rather deep and dark, which i loved. if you like more of a milky mellow chocolate, feel free to cut back on cocoa or add more butter and honey.

by the way, i am making these next Halloween. they're so easy! don't let me forget.


Liz said...

Oh goodness...thanks for this recipe Summer! I cannot wait to make these. Wow they look delish.

cecilia said...

these look divine...and simple.

i might try them with almond or cashew butter.

Bryant said...

What did Grant make you for Valentine's Day?!??? I'm so curious!

summer said...

he made me waffles! on my brand new surprise waffle iron :)

summer said...

@cecilia that would be amaaaazing!

Bryant said...
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Bryant said...

There's no waffling about it. Waffles + Homemade Peanut Butter cups sound really good. Lick the spatula until nothing remains good.

shanna said...

Must must make these. !!

Anonymous said...

oh woweeeee these sound amazing! thanks for sharing the fun! :)

Anonymous said...

so i'd like to make these but i am confused about coconut oil. which brand do you consider "healthy" if you don't mind answering.

thanks! :)



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Hello, I'm Summer. A people-loving introvert whose hope and life is in Jesus. His promises are my passion and my ministry is homelife. This blog is a place for me to write about everyday things. Especially food. My favorite thing to do is sit around a table, lingering over a long meal with good conversation. I live with my husband and our 2 littles. We like blizzards, thrifting, grammar, guacamole, cheerful hearts, nice manners, good movies, and making simple, real, nutrient-dense food.

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