Friday, December 7, 2012

Reese’s Peanut Cups

photo by Hazel
Sometime back, my daughter Becky gave me a recipe for Reese’s Peanut Cups.

I had never gotten around to trying it, so I thought why not attempt it today?

The recipe called for 2 cubes of margarine, and I only had one cube, so I decided to make half a recipe.  I searched my pantry and found a few chocolate chips and an unopened bag that said chocolate hunks.  Considering that might do I mixed the two together.

When the cracker mix was in the pan and the chocolate was melting, I did not like the looks of the chocolate.  It was a ball of soft chocolate and I was concerned that it might burn.  So I carefully spooned it over the mixture, and smoothed it out. 

Still not happy with the looks of it, I decided maybe it would melt more in the oven.  Turning the oven on to 350 and waiting a few minutes, I placed the pan inside for 6 minutes.  I couldn’t tell if that helped or not.  (You can tell how I cook with a wing and a prayer.)

If you have real chocolate chips and not hunks they might melt better.  Anyway the candies taste delicious.

Reese’s Peanut Cups

1 pack graham crackers (22 squares) crushed.  I crushed mine in the food processor.
3 cups powdered sugar
12 oz package Semi or Sweet milk chocolate chips.
1 cup melted margarine (2 cubes)
1 cup peanut butter (smooth or chunky)

Mix crackers, margarine, powdered sugar and peanut butter.  Pack into 9x13 inch well greased pan.  Melt chocolate chips and spread over the mixture.  Cut into small squares.     Chill.

This post is linked with Ann Kroeker’s  Food on Fridays   

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  1. Oh, wow, that looks and sounds delicious! I do love Reeses peanut butter cups (so do my kids). It will be a nice treat at Christmas!

  2. I appreciate the fact that you use your instinct in cooking and life...

  3. I appreciate that you use your instinct in all things including cooking...


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