30 September 2011

PEANUT BUTTER CUPS


Believe it or not, up until a few months ago I hadn't experienced the joy that is Reeses.

Luckily, I had a housemate who knew exactly how tasty it was, and who proceeded to treat the whole house to a massive bag of miniature peanut butter cups. Turns out, 'the whole house' ended up being mostly 'me' and I'd spend many a TV night scattered in cup-foils, drooling in my American-candy coma.

My stomach pretty much hated me, and I took a good break from the legendary choc. Until that is, on a shopping spree for Glastonbury 'essentials', I naturally picked up a couple of packets to satisfy my predictable chocolate cravings.

Turns out Reeses chocolate and Dr. Pepper before 8am is not a good idea.

And so began yet another Reeses boycott.

And now? Now I'm just about ready to brave it again. Although it's so expensive, and sometimes difficult to find, that I took it upon myself to make my own peanut butter cups.


I sense another chocolate boycott soon guys. There's no way I'll be able to resist polishing these off.

My stomach quivers.

Hopefully there'll be a pagebreak below if I've done everything properly [just click on the 'read more' link to see the rest of today's Fat Friday - lots more pics and the step-by-step recipe!] - it's mainly just to make things look a little tidier...Fat Fridays tend to be fairly long posts and I know some of you might not be that bothered about foody articles and recipes! Let me know if you preferred it the old way though and I'll see what most of you would like best :)

INGREDIENTS


Weigh out the peanut butter and regular butter in a microwaveable bowl. Depending on your settings, microwave for about 10-20 seconds, until slightly melted and mixable. Stir thoroughly.


Sift the icing sugar gradually into this mixture, stirring to combine and form a thick, peanut-buttery dough. If you're like me, you may need to take a moment to embrace all the goodness in that three-worded phrase. Aah the good things in life.


Set this aside [if your willpower will let you] and break all of the chocolate into another heatproof bowl. Place over a pan of just-boiled water and allow to melt gently.


If I could justify putting that picture in another ten times, I totally would.

Lay out your cupcake cases in a cake-tray, and spoon in a scant layer of melted chocolate. Ensure the entire base of the case is coated and that it reaches the edge all the way around.


Now place a small dollop of peanut-buttery dough [again, a moment please] onto the centre of each chocolate-round, and spoon another slightly more generous splodge of melted chocolate on top. Smooth down with a spoon, ensuring the peanut butter centre is completely covered.


Now simply whack in the fridge [for at least three hours if possible], unwrap and take pleasure in the fact that you don't have to take photographs before you scoff.


Bon Appetite!

x

20 comments:

Babe Jane said...

They look so good! :)

Izabella said...

WoooooW!!!
:-)

Glitter Detector said...

They look so yummyyy xx

Amy said...

Omg I don't think I've ever seen something which is so unhealthy haha! They look SO amazing though, I've never tried them! xxx

Danielle - theoxfordcomma said...

Well this has just made my friday. All of a sudden I have a date with my fridge tonight.

Emily {What Emily Did Next} said...

Oh my god... you may have just changed my life. I love Reeses peanut butter cups but don't think I like the actual chocolate they use very much, so I imagine that with normal chocolate they are 10000000x better. You absolute genius! Thanks for this recipe :)

It's Witchcraft said...

Oh wow! I love Reeses peanut butter cups but they can be rather expensive and I feel like such a fatty buying like 5 packets...so I look forward to trying these :D

Lucy said...

Well this is just pure genius. I went to LA a few weeks ago and decided to try some American 'candy', Reeses being one of the bags I bought and completely fell in love. They are so delish!

My friend is going to New York soon so I'm making her stock up on bags of Reeses for me but in the mean time, I am making these bad boys! Amazing!

Lucy xxx

daisychain said...

I actually want to kiss your feet for posting this.

Maria said...

Drooling here... Mark also approves!!

Maria xxx

shinypigeon said...

OH MY GOD - Why have I never made these before. ON MY LIST

Temporary:Secretary said...

This is probably my fave recipe of yours. The peanut butter mixture looks so good. Definitely DEFINITELY going to try this one! xxx

Gem said...

so jealous, I'm on a diet otherwise I would have made a batch and scoffed the lot!

One Picture and a Thousand Words said...

Oh yum. They look GOOD!

And yay I can now comment! The comment box appeared this time :)

danniekate said...
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danniekate said...

IM SO EXCITED TO MAKE THESE!!!! sorry, got a bit over-excited...xx

Laura said...

I made these the other day sooo tasty! x

xXxStundonxXx said...

Wow! I love Reeses so am going to have to attempt to make these! x

skye said...

this post made me drool when i first read it & i have just got round to making some- they are incredible!! :) x

claire eloise said...

You would have such a peanut butter coma over here! Americans put peanut butter on EVERYTHING! x