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How to Make Reese’s Peanut Butter Filling

Did you know that making Reese’s peanut butter cups is a piece of cake? All you have to do is cover peanut butter in chocolate to form cups. There is no rocket science. The only point to ponder is how to make the creamy and sweet peanut butter filling that Reese’s peanut butter cups are known for.

So, it’s the peanut butter filling that is the hero of Reese’s cups! Keep reading to learn how to make Reese’s peanut butter filling. There is also a recipe to make Reese’s peanut butter cups too!

Reese’s Peanut Butter Filling Ingredients

  • Peanut butter: The main ingredient you will need for this filling is peanut butter. There are two main types of peanut butter available in the market. Creamy and chunky. For this recipe, I prefer you use creamy peanut butter as it will give the filling the consistency it needs. However, if you love the chunks of peanut in chunky peanut butter and simply can’t live without it, use chunky peanut butter!
  • Powdered sugar: Powdered sugar or confectioners sugar is easy to find and is available at all grocery stores. You can make it at home as well. Grind granulated white sugar into a fine powder, and that’s it. Powdered sugar will not just add sweetness but will also give the filling a body and texture so that it holds its shape and is not sticky.
  • Butter: Adding softened butter will make this filling buttery, glossy and yummy.
  • Salt: A little bit of salt will balance out the sweetness of the peanut butter and sugar.

How to make Reese’s Peanut Butter Filling

You can easily make Reese’s peanut butter filling by following these easy steps:

  • Step 1: Start by adding 1 cup creamy peanut butter, 1 tsp salt, and 2 tbsp softened butter to a large bowl. Mix the ingredients so that everything is well combined. Softened butter will mix easily as compared to hard butter. Just place the butter at room temperature for a few minutes to soften it up a little.
  • Step 2: Next, start adding 2 cups of powdered sugar in small intervals. Whisk the ingredients together before adding the next batch of powdered sugar. Whisk until everything is well combined. The mixture will get lighter in color and will start to thicken up.
  • Step 3: Once you have used up all the powdered sugar, the consistency of the filling will now be like playdough. When you scoop it out and shape it using your hands, it will be very easy to handle and won’t be sticky. If the filling seems too sticky, add some more powdered sugar.

Tips to Remember

Although makings Reese’s peanut butter filling and cups are super easy, here are a few tips you should keep in mind:

  • If you have a peanut allergy you can use any other nut butter! Almond butter or cashew butter works just fine.
  • You can add more powdered sugar to adjust the texture of the filling. It should be like playdough. So, if your filling is a bit sticky, add more sugar until it has the right texture.
  • You can also add pieces of walnuts, almonds, cashews, or peanuts to the filling.
  • For the chocolate at the base and on the top of the cup, you can either use milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate, or a mixture of different types of chocolate.

How to store Reese’s Peanut Butter Filling and Cups

Keep Reese’s peanut butter cups in the refrigerator, and they will last for up to a month. You can also place them in a freezer-safe container and freeze them for up to 3 months.

You can place the peanut butter filling in an airtight container and refrigerate it for up to 3 days. So, you can make the filling in advance and use it later to make cups or simply eat the filling by its self out of the bowl.

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Recipe

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time:  2 minutes
  • Setting time: 30 minutes
  • Total time: 47 minutes
  • Yield: 24 cups

Ingredients

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp butter, softened
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 cups milk chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, add peanut butter, softened butter, and salt.
  2. Slowly add powdered sugar ¼ cup at a time and whisk the ingredients together until you have used up all the sugar. You will get a thick consistency mixture that will resemble play dough.
  3. In a large bowl, add chocolate chips and place them in the microwave. Start at 20-second intervals until the chocolate chips are melted. Whisk in-between to ensure every single piece melts. You can also melt chocolate over a double boiler.
  4. Place paper cups in each cup of the muffin pan. Pour about a tablespoon of chocolate into the paper cup and spread it at the bottom and sides a bit.
  5. Using your hands, shape the peanut butter mixture into a small ball and place it in the middle of the paper cup.
  6. Cover the peanut butter ball with more chocolate.
  7. Place the muffin tin in the refrigerator for about 20 to 30 minutes to set.
  8. Once done, serve.

Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

Makes 24 peanut butter cups. 1 cup per serving.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Setting Time 30 mins
Servings 24

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter softened
  • 2 cup milk chocolate
  • 2 cup dark chocolate
  • 1 tsp salt

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, add peanut butter, softened butter, and salt.
  • Slowly add powdered sugar ¼ cup at a time and whisk the ingredients together until you have used up all the sugar. You will get a thick consistency mixture that will resemble play dough.
  • In a large bowl, add chocolate chips and place them in the microwave. Start at 20-second intervals until the chocolate chips are melted. Whisk in-between to ensure every single piece melts. You can also melt the chocolate over a double boiler if you prefer.
  • Place paper cups in each cup of the muffin pan. Pour about a tablespoon of chocolate into the paper cup and spread it at the bottom and sides a bit.
  • Using your hands, shape the peanut butter mixture into a small ball and place it in the middle of the paper cup.
  • Cover the peanut butter ball with more chocolate.
  • Place the muffin tin in the refrigerator for about 20 to 30 minutes to set.
  • Once done, serve.

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