Homemade Reeses Cups – copycat recipe

American confectionery in my opinion is as good as it gets. You Americans have Pumpkin Pie, Dunkin' Donuts and lets not forget Hershey's. 

So for all of us not living it up in the USA, I give to you my copycat recipe of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups but I'm going to call them Luchia's Cups - I think it has a ring to it, don't you? haha! And obviously you cheeky Americans please feel free to use the recipe you know I'm only joking.

You will need (8-10 cups)

Silicone cupcake cases
500g milk chocolate
4 heaped tablespoons of peanut butter (smooth or crunchy, I used crunchy)

As much as I love using proper paper cupcake cases, I can't deny the silicone cases do come in handy. So first just put your 8-10 cases on a tray making sure they aren't squashed together and have enough room to keep their nice circle shape. 

Melt 250g of your milk chocolate in a bowl over bowling water. Once it's all melted, carefully fill your cases with chocolate about 1cm high or slightly less. I used a spoon to fill them making it easier to keep them all about the same.

Once you have filled your cases, put the tray into the fridge for at least 3 hours in order for the chocolate to set.

Now add your peanut butter to your chocolate, this part is based on your preference. I used about half a tablespoon on each and kept it in the middle to make the PB a centre rather than a layer. Put the tray back into the fridge whilst you melt down your remaining chocolate.

With your last 250g chocolate use the same method as before and pour the chocolate over the PB until its covered. Try to make sure you distribute the chocolate within each case and then you can go back and top up any that have peaks of PB peaking through. The worst thing is having used up all your chocolate on your first 4 cups and not having enough for your remaining 2 - trust me on that, yet I must say it does give the perfect excuse to eat a couple before anyone knows.

You might need to give your tray a tiny jiggle to flatten out your chocolate but once your happy put your tray back into the fridge to cool for at least another 3 hours.

 All your patience has now paid off because now the delicious PB cups can be taken out of their cases and served. Lasting up to 4 weeks if you've got resistance - If you do please comment below with your secret? 

I love how they turned out! Aren't they great? and so easy!

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  1. These look about as authentic as they come. Great idea using the silicone cups - I never do like the way the ones look in the paper cups! I had to laugh at your first line, good to know we Americans are good for something (p.s. I grew up very close to the Hershey factory, they actually have a theme park - put it on your to-do list for your trip to America!).

    1. Thanks Risa I think the silicone cups work really well too! Plus they make it super easy to take the chocolate out :) Haha you're good at lots of things but for me that's the top one hehe :P Omg thats amazing - that is a must on my to-do list!

  2. Made these and they beat the shop bought ones, thank you!

    1. Hi Julie, that's great news. Thank you :)


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