So as you may have noticed throughout some of last weeks post (like the DIY Lowel Ego Light Box guide), I had incorporated some pretty pictures from this recipe but somehow forgot to actually post it. Better late than never right? So if you like Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, then you’re going to love this recipe!
What you’ll need:
- 1 cup of peanut butter
- 1 cup of powdered sugar, sifted
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 8 oz dark chocolate
- Colored chips for drizzling (optional)
Step 1: In a medium bowl or kitchen aid mixer, add your peanut butter, butter and vanilla extract and mix until everything is combined.
Step 2: Add in the powdered sugar and stir into the peanut butter mixture until no lumps remain.
Step 3: On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, use a spoon to create egg shaped mounds. Alternatively, you can also use a mold and make any shape you want. We just went with eggs because it was Easter. Place the tray in the fridge for 30 min to let them set.
Step 4: While the peanut butter mounds are setting, start your chocolate. If you’re using a bar of chocolate, cut into small chunks.
Temper your chocolate either in the microwave or over a double boiler. If using a microwave, heat 6oz of chocolate on high for 15 seconds, and then stir with a clean spatula. Repeat 2 more times in 5 second intervals until it’s melted and glossy. Next, add in the rest of your chocolate chunks and gently stir until everything has melted. If using a double boiler, follow the same steps outlined above by melting 6oz first and then incorporating the rest off the heat. Now you’re ready to begin dipping!
Step 5: With a fork, gently lift your mounds off of the tray dip them into the chocolate one by one. Place the tray back into the fridge for another 30 min to allow the chocolate to harden.
Note: Don’t be sad if your eggs look more like chocolate blobs. You can clean up the edges later with a sharp knife once the chocolate has hardened.
Step 6: Melt you colored chips in a zip lock bag and snip off the end. Drizzle over your peanut butter eggs and place everything back into the fridge for 30 min to an hour to let everything set completely.
And there you have it…the perfect indulgent treat that will keep you coming back for more! And in our opinion, they are wayyyy better than Reese’s!
And with that, Happy Spring and thanks for reading! And as always, if you have any questions feel free to leave a comment below!