I’ve said it before but one of my all-time favorite Halloween candies is Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. I don’t often crave them but when it’s that time of year (aka Halloween) it happens. I see the orange wrapper at grocery stores and Target and start to get that mouthwatering sensation. While it’s okay to eat these once in a while, it’s not really something I want to be putting in my body often.
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
Here’s the thing, Halloween is next week, and my guess is that candy is going to come into your life in some way, shape or form. What I don’t want to happen is for candy to take over your life and overstay it’s welcome through the holidays. Instead, commit to making yourself some candy and when it’s gone, it’s gone!
I mean, let’s get real for one moment, here are the ingredients of the beloved orange wrapped candy:
Milk Chocolate (Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Chocolate, Nonfat Milk, Lactose, Lecithin, PGPR (emulsifier)), Peanuts, Sugar, Dextrose, Salt, TBHQ (preservative), citric acid (to maintain freshness).
It just seems to me that there are A LOT of unnecessary ingredients for such simple candy. Really all you need is peanuts, chocolate, some fat, and a little sugar and you are good to go. Unfortunately for that candy to stay edible and not melty for as long as possible, it must be processed in the manner that it is. I get it, but I don’t like it.
Sassy’s Peanut Butter Cups
Okay, so when I get annoyed at a product that I want but I don’t like, I set out to make it on my own. They say to put your money where your mouth is and vote with your dollar. That’s exactly what I did with these peanut butter cups. I decided to take matters into my own hands, buy some dang good peanut butter, and get to work.
Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Butter, Honey, Cocoa Powder
They taste just as good (if not better), melt in your mouth (and hands), and are a true labor of love. I feel like when you make your food you are less likely to overindulge and more likely to eat less purely based on the fact that it takes longer to make the food than it does to purchase the product.
Anywho, make this recipe and maybe share it with friends at a Halloween party, bring it to work (or in my case the gym), and let others enjoy the tasty goodness that is Sassy’s Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups.
Allergic to peanuts? Swap in some sunflower or pumpkin seed butter instead!
Pro Tip: it’s OK if these don’t gel together like Reese’s, the combo of chocolate and PB is good enough to not worry about these looking perfect.Print
- 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 Tbsp butter (or oil/ghee)
- 1 Tbsp creamy peanut butter
Peanut Butter Filling
- 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
- 2 Tbsp butter (or oil/ghee), melted
- 2 Tbsp honey
- 1 tsp cocoa powder, optional
- Line muffin tin with 24 small muffin cups or spray, set aside
- In a large (microwave-safe) bowl, add all the chocolate shell ingredients and microwave at 30 second intervals, stirring each time. Continue until chocolate is smooth and one consistency.
- Fill each muffin cup with enough chocolate to coat the bottom (~1/4-1/2 tsp each), place in freezer for 5 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in a large bowl or mixer, mix the ingredients for the peanut butter filling until creamy
- Remove the muffin tin from the freezer, add ~1/2 tsp or more peanut butter filling to each cup, top with the remaining chocolate and freeze until set ~5-10 minutes.
What is your favorite candy this time of year?
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