March 23, 2015

Homemade Reese's Candy

Easters sneaking up on us so I figured I'd better get started making some deliciousness for you guys.  This one has been on my list to try for a while.  Those little chocolate covered peanut butter eggs are addictive and so are these!  I personally think they taste even better than the store bought kind. 

No baking required, if you don't have a mixer that's OK too.  There's nothing stopping you from whipping some of these up for Easter (or anytime). Lots of sweetened peanut butter yumminess in the middle, covered in a layer of chocolate.  Feel free to use whatever is your favorite type of chocolate too.  I really want to try these with some dark chocolate next time. 

Perfect little treat for the kids this Easter!

Homemade Reese's Candy
Recipe from The Recipe Critic

  • 3 cups powdered sugar (confectioners sugar)
  • 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 1-2 bags milk chocolate chips
  • 2 Tbsp shortening
Cooking Directions
  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, add the powdered sugar, peanut butter, melted butter and milk. Start mixer on low speed until it begins to incorporate, then turn to medium and mix until combined.  The mixture will look a little dry and that's OK. 
  2. Roll the dough onto a lightly floured surface or on some waxed paper until about 1/2 inch thick. Cut with a cookie cutter (egg shape for a traditional Reese's Egg) or any shape.  You can even use a knife to cut a design. 
  3. Place the shapes on a cookie sheet and freeze for 1 hour. 
  4. Melt a bag of chocolate chips with 1 Tbsp of shortening until smooth.  Usually you can microwave in 30 second increments and then a stir, repeat until smooth. 
  5. Dip each cut out piece in chocolate and place on wax paper until set. Place leftovers in an airtight container or bag and refrigerate or even freeze. 

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