My weekend was filled with more than just Reese's peanut butter cups. Since I was to bring dessert for our family Easter dinner, I thought it would be a good time to try my hand at some homemade cups. Katy said that I'd either love her or hate her for this recipe. Verdict? LOVE!
A short list of ingredients + easy and quick to whip up + phenominal texture + yummy taste = a winner in my book! I tasted the peanut butter mixture as I was making these and knew immediately they would be something I would make again and again. In fact I'll probably make a batch for the upcoming dessert auction at church!
Let's compare them with Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs shall we...
Reese's Vs. Homemade
Reese's are made with milk chocolate.
These are made using your favorite chocolate. My personal favorite is semisweet. It definitely made for a richer flavor.
Peanut Butter Filling:
Reese's filling is pretty creamy.
The filling for these has a secret ingredient which gives it a little more of a crunchy texture. My dad is big into secret ingredients, so I had him taste just the peanut butter filling to see if he could guess what it was... and he did. Graham cracker crumbs. Can't fool him! P.S. He usually guesses his Christmas presents too.
Another thing that I like about the homemade cups was that I can adjust the amount of the peanut butter filling to my personal taste. As you can tell from the picture, I lean toward the heavy filling side.
Could I choose one over the other? Not really, they are that different. If I'm in the creamy, lighter mood I'll go for the Reese's. Something gourmet, richer, and more textured - the homemade version.
Here's to peanut butter and chocolate!