One of the things that gives me a great sense of achievement is recreating "famous" products. I enjoy the challenge and the sense that I can do something -- albeit not a life changing goal, but a fun one anyway. I love to try my hand and make "knock off" versions of baked goods and candies because I see it as an achievement. Now, I fully realize that it is easy and (usually) cheap to purchase these products at grocery stores, gas stations or department stores. But, it is fun! To think that I can make a product that a major national company sells successfully, is a thrill!
I am so lucky that I can set aside time to research recipes, seek out ingredients and then attempt to create the product!
Reece's peanut butter cups are candies of milk chocolate filled with peanut butter. This simple combination is delicious!
In order to make them, I found a few recipe versions online and couldn't wait to try to make them.
Here are a few things I did that I feel made them successful.
1. Use good quality milk chocolate. I used 24 oz Ghiradelli milk chocolate (in baking bars).
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup crushed graham cracker crumbs, finely ground
Chill until set.
Peel off wrappers.
In the future, I will use silicon reusable baking cups (tiny ones) as I think it will be easier to remove the chocolate from the silicon molds than it was from the paper liners.