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Saturday, 22 June 2013

My husband is completely addicted to Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. So much so that one of his favourite presents from us was a hamper of various Reese's products which we gave him for his birthday this year. 

So for Father's Day we thought it would be nice to make a homemade version for him.

These were such a success with the whole family, and so easy to make, I thought I would share the recipe.

Calories? What calories?

Peanut butter base

200g peanut butter (I chose to use smooth)
50g light muscavado sugar
200g icing sugar
50g butter

Chocolate topping

100g milk chocolate

50g plain chocolate
150g white chocolate
1 tablespoon butter

Combine all the ingredients for the base together. I did this by hand with a wooden spoon, or you could use a mixer. Once you have a well-combined mixture with a sandy texture, press it into two separate lined tins and make sure the surface is reasonably level. I used round cake tins as I was happy to trim off / test the edges :)

Next, the toppings. Melt the milk and plain chocolate together in one bowl, with half the butter, and the white chocolate in another bowl, with the remaining butter. I did this in the microwave for roughly a minute each bowl. Spread the melted chocolate on top of each base and put the tins in the fridge to set.

Once set, cut into squares and demolish far quicker than is advisable.

If you prefer one type of chocolate over the other, you could double the quantity of that one and just use one big tin.

The white chocolate Reese's cups are harder to get hold of in the UK and, as a result, are pretty expensive. This version is just as good and works out at a fraction of the cost compared to the real thing.


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