Friday, December 3, 2010

Therese's Reeses

Okay, this recipe wasn't my creation. But I loved Reese's Peanut Butter Cups growing up, and I loved that the name rhymed with mine. I bookmarked this recipe a while ago, but resisted trying it for a while. Chocolate + Peanut Butter is a heavenly but addicting combination.

For example, I bought Dark Chocolate Dreams Peanut Butter about two weeks ago, and it's taking all my restraint not to eat it like a pint of ice cream in one sitting. The stamp says "eat by July 2012." There's no way on earth it will ever last that long. My last jar lasted a month.

Today, since I love procrastinating, I decided to stop dipping into the chocolate peanut butter for once and make an individual Reese's instead.


2 rounded Tbs. milk chocolate or dark chocolate chips
2 tsp. peanut butter
1 tsp. nutritional yeast (optional, but I used it-- it doesn't taste like baker's yeast. It's just bland with a slightly nutty flavor and it gave my organic smooth peanut butter a more authentic Reese's texture.)

Brewer's yeast, aka. nutritional yeast


1. Melt 1 Tbs. chocolate chips in a small bowl in the microwave for 30-45 seconds and stir until smooth. Pour into the bottom of a muffin cup and place in freezer for about 5 minutes.

2. While the first layer is cooling, pour nutritional yeast and PB in a small bowl and microwave for 10-15 seconds. Mix well.

3. Remove chocolate layer from freezer and scoop PB mixture on top, trying to avoid the edges of the muffin paper. Melt the remaining 1 Tbs. chocolate and pour on top, spreading carefully.

4. Place the entire thing on a flat surface in the freezer and allow to harden (up to an hour, at least).

And there you have it! Homemade candy with no stovetop technique or candy thermometer required.


  1. So how does it taste? As good as, better than or not so good?

  2. Well, I'm ashamed to admit I didn't follow my own instructions the first time and I used semi-sweet chocolate chips because that's all I had on hand. So it was good, but didn't taste like a Reese's per se. When I made it again with dark chocolate, it was much better!

  3. Oh, wow Therese that looks yummo! I must test it out for Evan and Avery. Thanks for Sharing!!!