Monday, March 28, 2011

Homemade Reese's Cups

A few years ago, one of my good friends was eating Reese's peanut butter cups when she suddenly had an allergic reaction.  Her throat closed up and she had difficulty breathing - and it was determined that she had developed an allergy to peanut butter.  Ever since the incident, she hasn't had peanut butter or Reese's cups, which she used to love.

SO, as a present, my roommate and I made her a nice batch of homemade almond butter cups!

So easy to make and so dang good. 

In one bowl, you melt some chocolate chips.  I used Hershey's Special Dark.  In another bowl, you combine any nut butter of your choice with a tablespoon or two of nutritional yeast flakes.  These give the nut butter that salty Reese's cup taste.  If you don't have any nutritional yeast, you can do just fine without!

Next, spoon some of the melted chocolate into the bottom of a cupcake liner, just enough to coat the bottom.  Spoon some nut butter on top of that, and then cover the nut butter with more melted chocolate.

Put them into the fridge, and in a few minutes they'll be ready to enjoy!


  1. Oooh la la, Julia! I will make these for your dad, who needs some plumping up. And then I will eat most of usual. Thanks for the great idea. ;)

  2. Hahaha! Funny story, and true friends! I think I am SO going to make these. I think Trader Joes sells almond butter, right?

  3. Yes! Trader Joe's carries all sorts of different nut butters and almond is certainly one of them.

  4. these were delicious Julia! I ate them up at a shameful speed.. Love you!