Homemade Reese’s Peanut Butter Hearts!
If you or someone you know is a fan of Reese’s, you will want to save this recipe and try it out as soon as possible! I actually think these treats are better than the store-bought candy. Such a cute treat to give to your Valentine too!
Of course, you don’t have to make them in the shape of a heart, if you don’t want to. In fact, I used the extra chocolate and peanut butter mixture to make homemade Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups in the bottom of a few muffin liners. (I used this 12-cavity mini heart silicone mold for the hearts.)
First, you’ll want to let the butter sit at room temperature for a bit. Then gather the 5 ingredients and grab your mold. I used an electric hand mixer to combine the peanut butter mixture. Start out slowly so you don’t end up with powdered sugar everywhere! It starts out pretty lumpy, but once you get the butter mixed in there it becomes more of a thick, paste-like, delicious, mixture.
I’ve made these several times and I’ve found that sometimes my peanut butter mixture is thicker than other times. I like it thicker because it is easier to get a good amount into the heart. I think it has something to do with the softness of the butter and also accurate measuring of the powdered sugar. Either way it will still taste awesome! Just let the butter sit out on the counter for a bit. You don’t want it to be too soft though, so don’t microwave it.
I just melt the chocolate chips in the microwave. By the way, I highly recommend Guittard milk chocolate chips. So good! They usually go on sale for about $2 a bag in the fall. (The Guittard Choc-Au-Lait are the best white chocolate chips too, by far.)
I’ve also tried melting the chocolate chips in a resealable plastic bag in the microwave, then just cutting off a corner and piping the chocolate into the hearts. That works fine, but you’ll want to spread it out more evenly into the mold with a spoon to get rid of air bubbles.
These amounts worked out nearly perfectly for my mold. Enjoy!
Recipe adapted from Six Sisters’ Stuff