Homemade Reese’s (Peanut Butter Cups)! :) (refined sugar-free)
Oh my peanut butter chocolaty goodness! These are like heaven and are about 1,000 times better than the original things. Plus they are about 100 times better for you too.And frugal. 🙂 Warning: These are very rich but very addicting. 🙂
Not convinced these are better for you? Take a look at the store-bought varieties ingredients: Milk Chocolate (Sugar; Cocoa Butter; Chocolate; Nonfat Milk; Milk Fat; Lactose; Soy Lecithin and PGPR, Emulsifier)High Fructose Corn Syrup; Peanuts; Sugar; Dextrose; contains 2% or Less of: Coconut Oil; Dairy Butter (Milk)Nonfat Milk; Glycerin; Salt; Mono- and Diglycerides; Molasses; Natural and Artificial Flavors; Soy Lecithin; Sodium Bicarbonate; TBHQ (Preservative)Disodium Phosphate.
Can you say yuck? What are you putting in YOUR body? Try these instead……
Here’s the recipe/recipe review (modified a just a wee bit with much thanks from this source):
CHOCOLATE: (I would double this next time—as you can see in the picture the peanut butter overtakes the chocolate [even for this lover of peanut butter it was a bit much] – but if you may want it that way, go right ahead and leave it as a single recipe.)
- 1/2 c. cocoa powder
- 1/4 c. melted butter (the real thing! or earth balance, or coconut oil as suggested in the original recipe)
- 1 t. vanilla
- 1/8 – 1/4 c. honey/agave
Combine all ingredients. Stir. Pour half of the chocolate into a square pan or molds (I used a mini muffin tin….but will want to use foil muffin papers next time…as they still stuck some when I tried to get them out.) Place in the freezer.
Now, make the peanut butter:
- 3/4 c. creamy peanut butter (natural)/ or other nut butter or sunbutter
- 2 T. honey
- 1 t. vanilla
- 1/4 c. c. melted butter (the real thing! or earth balance, or coconut oil as suggested in the original recipe)
Spoon peanut butter filling into each mold or over the top of the chocolate. Put back in the freezer for a few minutes.
After a few minutes, use leftover half of the chocolate and pour it over the peanut butter…..place back in the freezer for about 10 minutes.
Remove from molds/ or cut into pieces and enjoy! (If you use butter vs coconut oil, it is normal for them to be soft…so be sure to only take out what you need at a time because they get soft fast…store in the freezer or fridge for best results.)