I love Reese's peanut butter cups. Especially the eggs that come out at Easter, and the other shapes that come out at other holidays. I'm all about the peanut butter in these things - I eat off as much of the chocolate as I can before I actually take a bite into them. Stephen is all about the whole chocolate peanut butter experience though. When I showed him this recipe he of course wanted to make them, but dark-chocolate style (so did I!) So we went to the store and bought some fancy dark chocolate, peanut butter and powdered sugar - this recipe is super basic and open for lots of variation BTW!
We decided to make ours mini-cups instead of the giant cups found on the instructables page. I was thinking if they turned out to be easy and good, then I would make some for a party at work. As it turns out, they aren't hard at all, but very time consuming. And they are good, but they ain't Reeses. I decided to scrap the idea of making enough for work and we just enjoyed the ones we made all by ourselves. I didn't take a lot of photos for this one (my hands got really messy!) but here are a few:
Here are my dozen cups filled with peanut butter and getting their chocolate top.
Done! Fresh out of the fridge and ready to taste!
And here's a really blurry one of the inside of a cup.
My final thoughts on this project? These did turn out pretty good, but we used super dark chocolate so they definitely tasted like "fancy food" which Reese's is not. I also think I put too much chocolate and not enough peanut butter. I ALSO think that this batch would have turned out better if we'd opted to do giant cups instead of these little ones, because more peanut butter would have been in them (but as you recall, I'm all about the peanut butter). So, with a little tweaking I think these could be great, and I'd probably make them again some day, but it's questionable whether they would ever be as good as real Reese's, which aren't that expensive, and a heck of a lot easier to get your hands on.