Chocolate peanuty balls

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01/10/2013 by Lisa

Yesterday out of the blue I had a massive craving for Reese’s peanut butter cups. I don’t keep those on hand because in times of PMS or pregnancy, or, let’s face it,days that end in -day, those go like tic tacs around here. I don’t really have a sweet tooth but when I do, Reese’s fit the bill. And whenever I have them around, I seem to have a sweet tooth.

So I got the idea to make up some Reese’s cups. I followed a recipe from The Curious Country Cook.

It’s super easy. Or it should be, under normal circumstances. I kind of gave up about 60 seconds into it.

Here is how I did it. You could probably do it better.

Put the chocolate in the microwave for 30 seconds or so to melt it.

While that’s in the microwave, mix the powdered sugar and peanut butter. IMG_0003

Stir the chocolate and put it back in for another 30 seconds.

Grease the muffin tins. Remember that it would have been great if you had the liners for the muffin tin. Soldier on anyway.


Take the chocolate out of the microwave. Optional- burn the shit out of your fingers taking the chocolate out of the microwave and curse, loudly and creatively in your head because your 3 year old is underfoot. I don’t recommend this step.

Also optional- decide the whole chocolate cup thing is overrated while you stir the chocolate. Pissily (is that  a word?) pour the chocolate into the muffin tins with blistering fingers. Optional- but necessary depending on your circumstances separate children who are screaming at each other over magnetic alphabet letters on the fridge.

Realize you don’t have enough chocolate melted for the stupid recipe. Contemplate just running to the store for a millisecond until you must separate children. Step in cat vomit in bare feet. Clean cat vomit and feet. Separate children. Contemplate sending cat to the zoo.

Slap the sugared peanut butter into the chocolate. Realize that you could melt more chocolate but remember the searing pain on your fingers and opt not to do it.

Stick the whole thing in the freezer, say F it, and decide its nap time for everyone.

They are surprisingly tasty despite the amount of cursing that went into it. They look pretty terrible though.



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