Reese’s Cup Truffles
By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime
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Reese’s Cup candies have always been one of my favorites since I was a kid. I remember when I was young, I made my first concoction of homemade candy on my own by cutting chocolate Easter eggs in half, and sandwiching peanut butter between them. I thought I was clever. And for the 1960’s, I was.
In more recent years I have tried making peanut butter candies that molded into pumpkins. Those were cute, but to be honest, they were always a little too sweet for me. And the same went for any Reeses mockup until I came across the powdered peanut butter this year. It is definitely the solution, since it cuts back the sugar and increases the peanut flavor- along with keeping the dough stiff enough to model into shapes without being disgustingly sweet or overly runny.
So beyond that it is just a matter of melting the chocolate, adding a little shortening to help keep it from seizing up. I used to do that in disposable cups, but have since got myself a silicone dipping pot that I can chill the excess chocolate and it pops right out with no mess.
I still had a little bit of trouble with the chocolate, but just added more melted shortening. Only do that as much as you need because if you add too much, it will become dippable, but will also have a hard time setting up to dry. If you have dipped chocolate before you know just what I mean, and if you haven’t, well, you will get used to it.
My thanks go out again to Imperial sugar, who shipped me a ton of sweetness of all sorts. If you do find yourself with powdered sugar and looking for what to do with it beyond making frostings and icings, this will use up a motherlode.
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Reese's Cup Truffles
Time includes separate inactive chilling times.
- 1 cup smooth peanut butter
- 1 cup powdered peanut butter or peanut flour
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- 2 cups Imperial sifted powdered sugar (+/- amount depending on the stiffness of your peanut butter)
- 6 ounces milk chocolate
- 1 tablespoon shortening
- Wilton colored cookie icing
- Place peanut butter, peanut powder, vanilla and melted butter in a food processor and pulse until smooth.
- Add powdered sugar half cup at a time mixing until you have a stiff dough.
- Measure out dough by rounded tablespoonful and form into a ball.
- Chill until firm, at least one hour.
- Melt chocolate and shortening in the microwave, stirring every 15 seconds or so until melted.
- If the chocolate seizes, add a little vegetable oil, one tbsp at a time, and stir and rewarm, until it flows.
- Dip peanut butter balls in chocolate and drain excess; place on a silpat lined sheet and refrigerate until firm.
- Decorate top with a drizzle of colored cookie frosting, if desired, and chill again for 45 minutes.
- Store chilled in an airtight container.
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