I was clicking through my reader one night and what to my wandering eyes did appear but the words : “How To Make An Emergency Reeses Cup”. I was a Girl Scout and believe in always being prepared, and one should always be prepared in the event of a chocolate peanut butter emergency!
Beth. from Home Stories A2Z
had a tutorial on how to make these and not only did they look delish, they looked fast and easy and really fit the description of something you could make when that craving hits you.
You know it does. You know sometimes you sit there and think “I need a peanut butter cup”. I made them that very night! Now here’s the problem. Mr. Chocolate liked them. A LOT. And the “in case of emergency, make one
” thing wasn’t going to work. So her tute is for making these one at a time but in the casa de Chocolate aka my house, mass production was in order! The ingredients remain the same and they are SIMPLE. Peanut butter, choc chips, cupcake liners.
While she melted her chocolate chips right in the cupcake liner, since I was making multiples, I melted mine in a bigger bowl. Zapped for 30 second intervals for a total of about a minute and a half. For scientific reasons I don’t understand and past experience, don’t just set for 1:30 because it mucks up your chocolate. Stir into creamy melted goodness:
Spoon your chocolate into cupcake liners. I used a teaspoon and plopped a good dollop…enough to coat the bottom. Follow this with about the same size dollop of peanut butter.
Cover the peanut butter with another spoonful of chocolate and use the back of the spoon to smooth over. You can either refrigerate for about 20 min or freeze for 5 or ten. It all depends on the state of emergency!
Most importantly, DO NOT advertise how easy these are to make or husbands and children will throw those words back at you! Make husband and son write thank you note to Beth!