Honestly though, I love peanut butter and chocolate so I have a feeling I’ll be eating more of these than he will. :). Swedish fish take a close second, but nothing can beat Reeses. I would probably check the actual ingredient packaging you have to be sure there is no gluten. Can’t wait to try and make them. I love the peanut butter and chocolate combo and to top it off it’s no bake. Hi Michelle, Typically no, the shortening has specific properties that help to thin the chocolate and have it coat items nicely, instead of glopping on. I don’t own a microwave. I know here we have Sugar – big granules, Castor sugar – a lot finer and icing sugar – which is powder form. The majority of the time for this recipe is letting the 3 steps harden up in the refrigerator. Peanut butter and chocolate, my favorite combo. Learn how to make easy homemade chocolate peanut butter cups. You can keep them in the fridge for a week or two, or freeze them for up to a month. Like you, Reeses are my favorite but stopped buying them when I found out that Hershey buys chocolate from farms that use child labor in West Africa. Been trying some recipes on your blog for a few months now, and I’ve never found one that I didn’t like!! This website is not intended as a substitute for the medical advice of a physician. You could substitute coconut oil for the shortening, but that has its own distinct flavor as well. So inspiring. For the shortening is that the crisco solid shortening or is that vegetable liquid? thanks much! What difference does the shortening make? They look just like the Reece’s ones! I made these today, and must’ve nibbled too much on the milk chips as they were melting :) so I ran out of “topping” chocolate for the last few, and just couldn’t let them go to waste. Is there something I can use as a substitute for the veggie shortening?? Hi Jackie, I have used both; either will work just fine. I may just give it a try. You can unsubscribe at any time. Can I substitute butter for the shortening. Do they store well, Michelle? Hmmm, well, I don’t think everyone has a mini-muffin tin and mini-paper liners. I gradually started trying the foods and haven’t had a problem with them since! I find it helps with the texture, and doesn’t affect the taste (1/2 cup PB, 1/2 cup butter, 1 cup powdered sugar, 2/3 cup graham cracker crumbs). Remove from the heat. Hi Michelle! You saying these are just like the real deal swayed me! They are even creamier and more tasty than Reeses. I am going to try making these this weekend. Home > Recipes by Category > Candy Recipes > Homemade Peanut Butter Cups. I will definitely be trying these soon. I’ll be sure to compare the recipes once I get the chance :), Ooh! Data submitted by this form will be used by Pink Fortitude and no one else. it’s kinda hard to buy them :/. Hi Jenny, There is no substitute for the shortening; its specific properties help to thin the chocolate to create a nice coating. Keep refrigerated when not eating. If you melt chocolate at too high a heat it can singe, dry out and get chalky/grainy. View our full Privacy Policy. oh man! I do a lot of Christmas baking for others, also some for Craft shows. And then this whole cancer-autoimmune health crisis happened. Any information on this website is not meant to be used, nor should it be used, to diagnose or treat any medical condition. Enjoy! Enjoy! Simple and easy adn I can’t wait to give them a try! Just like you my husband loves Reese’s Peanut butter Cups. © Pink Fortitude, LLC, all rights reserved. The closest I could get was chocolate covered RITZ and peanutbutter crackers. I changed my eating habits and learned about the evils of sugar but I was bound and determined to still enjoy my favorite treats. :), My husband’s favorite candy is Reese’s so I should make of these for him. Place on the prepared baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Spread out just a little but try to keep away from the edges. How to make out-of-this-world chocolate peanut butter cups at home. Hi Carrie, Just melting peanut butter chips won’t give you the flavor or the texture of the inside of a peanut butter cup. Definitely a treat to make for my husband. THX :D, On a side note, I have a recipe really similar to this one, that uses graham cracker crumbs in the PB mix. Roll it into a ball, and then flatten it slightly into a disk. Oh my word! Then use a scoop or spoon to add more melted chocolate on top and around each peanut butter patty. These look fantastic! inspiring, delicious and very dangerous! Yummy.. definitely a keeper! Megan: Would that be a 1:1 substitution? Do you find the coconut flavor to overwhelming? I have made this recipe with dark chocolate and absolutely adore it! I actually used Jif natural for this. or am i going to end up with a peanut butter cup disaster? 18 ounces milk chocolate, chopped (about 2 1/2 Peanut butter cups are so hard to find in Australia, so glad I found this recipe! I think this is seriously the most dangerous recipe I have seen. I’m planning to make it for her birthday at the end of the month. Thank you so much for the very kind words! I live in Australia and miss peanut butter cups so much. Sarah, did you try it with coconut oil? We love Enjoy Life chips for this recipe. It was a pretty cool assignment – I got to work in the OSHA department. Hi! Hi Chantel, Did you get any water into the melted chocolate? When you are not eating, keep these in the fridge as they do melt easily. Instead of using chocolate and shortening can I use coating chocolate candy melts? Shortening isn’t available where I live so I was wondering how it worked out? I’m all for the homemade peanut butter cups but has anyone tried substituting coconut oil for the vegetable shortening. Hey! I make many, many of the recipes you post, and I rarely take the time to write. Thanx so much for the recipe. Hi Danielle, I’m so happy to hear you’ve been enjoying the site! Thanks! Thanks Michelle and Lissa. Was already to make that recipe today for my Christmas goodies. This was really easy to follow and make. :). I’m honestly not sure. Substitute almond, cashew or another nut butter for the peanut butter. and, do you have an alternative to vegetable shortening? Crazy Cups Flavored Coffee Pods for Single Serve Keurig K-Cups Machines, Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup, Hot or Iced Coffee, Recyclable Pods, 22 Count 4.2 out of 5 stars 2,815 $14.97 $ 14 . Reeses have always been my favorite candy so I cannot wait to try out a homemade version! With a mixer, cream together the peanut butter, butter, white sugar and brown sugar until blended. Is this possible? It would be nice if all bloggers put their recipes in the same place (beginning, end/top or bottom) so that we can access them faster. Hi Ashley, I always add shortening to melted chocolate for things like this, buckeyes, chocolate-dipped strawberries or pretzels, etc. –>Could you replace the shortening with vegetable oil or butter? If you run out of enough melted chocolate to top the last few peanut butter cups, melt a few more chocolate chips with … ): Came across this recipe last night after I had already found another recipe for peanut butt cups. :), My weakness!!! I’m sure you know that they are chocolate coverd peanut butter balls =], Oh I definitely know buckeyes, love them!! It does stay pretty firm in cooler weather and is so much better for you. i drool every pic u put up, every recipe! Peanut Butter Fudge Cups are peanut butter cookies filled with a simple chocolate fudge! everyone has been going nuts over them – they really taste just like a Reese’s! The chocolate set very hard. Chips are cheaper though :), yum!!!! Just two questions: Do any of the ingredients have gluten? The only thing I subbed was a little bit of canola oil for the shortening, and instead of letting the chocolate cups harden all the way first I pushed the peanut butter balls into them so they were more level with the top of the cups. I promise! Thank you so much for posting it! Try it – back and forth…..you’d swear you had embedded some cool effect! I have read this recipe over and over and I followed the recipe to a tee. These look wonderful! How long might these store in the fridge? I am going to have to try this. I am on such a high seeing my recipe on your blog. FIRST STEP: Place mini paper liners on a baking sheet. The oil in the peanut butter would replace it and the recipe would still work, wouldn’t it? I love making specialty items. These look soooooooooo good! I am SOOO making these…there’s NOTHING I love more than peanut butter and chocolate…Reeses ALL the way!!! You can use chocolate chips instead of the the chopped chocolate. HELP! SECOND STEP: Melt chocolate chips and coconut oil in medium, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl for 30 seconds. A family friend of mine is one of the pastry instructors at the CIA at Greystone and he taught me that trick. Should I pop the peanutbutter in the fridge so it can harden up a bit or did I do something wrong ? Line a mini-muffin tin with paper liners; set aside. We don’t have Crisco so I use ‘Copha” instead and the results were amazing! Can I use butter in place of the vegetable shortening? You could test it with one. And your chocolate-peanut butter fetish. It’s amazing how close they are in taste, now I can make them from home and surprise all of my friends. Will dig in soon! Hi Jamie, The oil won’t work for thinning out the chocolate, the shortening really does the trick here. This easy recipe comes together quickly and is great for gifting or stashing in your freezer! Not only is the consistency quite different (much more viscous/oily, similar to an almond butter), natural peanut butter has only a fraction of the amount of salt as does, say, Jiff. I made some today, and they taste just like the real thing! Hi Zach, You could use either; if you use shortening I would go with the butter-flavored variety. they look sooooo good! They melt easily. Use a heaping teaspoon to scoop out the peanut butter mixture. Peanut butter and chocolate go together like… well… peanut butter and chocolate. from us all. Chocolate and peanut butter are so fantastically perfect together. I can’t wait to try these…this weekend I think! –> Also what is the purpose of the butter in the peanut butter filling? THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU, I would love to make this for a Christmas cookie exchange. Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups. http://theskywasneverthelimit.wordpress.com/. Hi Emilie, You could replace it with coconut oil. I like to keep recipes ( blogs) that my family dearly loves handy on my desktop so I can refer to them easily when shopping for ingredients & cooking, after all time is of the essence. only 5 weeks left :). I’ll have to make these for him! Thank you! The choco was horrible. I can’t wait to get started, they look so delish!!!! Hi Andrea, I don’t think that it’s an issue with shortening, as long as you followed the correct measurements, you shouldn’t be able to taste it at all. Even my high-school aged boys were impressed when i showed them – well done! I only have regular sized paper muffin cups, so I’m thinkin’ go bigger, just maybe not so tall. for shortening? Substitute almond, cashew or another nut butter for the peanut butter. I made these tonight and had the powdered sugar sitting to the side for the peanut butter mixtue and COMPLETELY FORGOT TO INCLUDE IT IN THE PEANUT BUTTER!

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