I know that this isn’t particularly Valentines-y, but today was the party for my friend Jase’s birthday and there are very few things he loves more in this world than Reese’s peanut butter cups so I thought what the heck, let’s see if we can make them at home! Of course, now that I’ve made them I realize what a huge mistake it was. These are so good and so easy to make that I’m in danger of making them all the time and overindulging in them.
You can find really great resources on tempering chocolate here and sous vide tempering here. I found both of these articles very useful. If you comfortable trying to temper chocolate, then you don’t have to. You can buy pre-tempered chocolate and just warm it up in the microwave or over a double boiler.
1//4 Cup Peanut Butter
1Tbsp Butter, softened
25 g Confectioners Sugar
8 oz Chocolate, we used a mix of bittersweet and semi sweet
These were a total hit at the party. The mix of darker chocolates, instead of the customary milk chocolate was a surprising success. It really deepened the flavor of the peanut butter cups and added a whole new layer of complexity. They were amazing, and the birthday boy had to hid them from the rest of the party goes so that they wouldn’t be devoured.
Also, you could totally turn this into a Valentines treat if your significant other, or anyone else in your life, really loves peanut butter cups. All you have to do is make these in Valentines themed liners and place them in a gift box and present to them to your special someone. Adding a personalized note would make it even more romantic!
Lots of Love,