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My chef friend told me that home-made Reese's are better than store-bought, and you can make whatever sizes you want. (I wonder whether you can make them pie-sized and cut them in slices. Why not? Might be good with ice cream on top)
- Buy whatever sort of peanut butter you want. Put it in silicone candy molds and freeze in freezer. - Make some tempered chocolate.That's the specialized part. - Dip the frozen pieces of peanut butter in the tempered chocolate, and let air-dry at room temperature on waxed paper. Done.
- To make them even better, sprinkle a little kosher salt on top before the chocolate hardens.
Many years ago a relative used to make chocolate covered peanut butter balls. I magic ingredient that I found surprising was a small amount of paraffin added to the chocolate. I woldn't eat them but most family member scarfed them down.
These are easy to make and a party favorite. You'll have the satisfaction of bringing home an empty plate.
My recipe is slightly different. Using lined, mini muffin tins, I spoon in chocolate, bang the tin on the counter to even out the layer of chocolate, and chill for about 10 minutes. Then I add a layer of a peanut butter/butter/powdered sugar mix, bang again and chill, and then add a final layer of chocolate, bang and chill.
1 (12 oz.) bag semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter- I use Adams Crunchy
2 Tblsp unsalted butter, softened. The butter will chill in the fridge, setting the peanut butter
1/4 cup powdered sugar