Filling That Tastes Like Reeses Peanut Butter Cup, Anyone?

Baking By nefgaby Updated 12 Jul 2009 , 10:13pm by nefgaby

nefgaby Posted 8 Jul 2009 , 7:45pm
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I really need help, I've been looking for a good peanut butter filling that tastes like the Reeses Peanut Butter Cups but have not been lucky. I tried some based on cream cheese, although they are good, they don't taste like the candy bar. Any thoughts or ideas?

Many thanks!

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Eme Posted 8 Jul 2009 , 8:28pm
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You could try a no-bake recipe for Reese's knock offs. I've used a couple of recipes for summer school enrichment before and they're actually pretty good. Most call for peanut butter (duh icon_lol.gif ), pwdr sugar, melted butter and graham crackers. If you found one you like, you could probably mix it with a little frosting to thin it just a bit and make it creamier.

Just a thought.

nefgaby Posted 8 Jul 2009 , 11:14pm
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Thanks Eme, could you direct me to where to find them?

karensue Posted 8 Jul 2009 , 11:24pm
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Gaby, let me know what when you find the PERFECT recipe. It sounds delish!! When are you moving to Kansas?

varika Posted 8 Jul 2009 , 11:28pm
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A good start would actually be to use Reese's Peanut Butter. I've seen it on the shelves in my supermarket. http://www.hersheys.com/products/details/reesespeanutbutter.asp <---Here is a link to some info on it, anyway.

nefgaby Posted 9 Jul 2009 , 5:18am
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Originally Posted by karensue

Gaby, let me know what when you find the PERFECT recipe. It sounds delish!! When are you moving to Kansas?




Hey Karen, I will!! icon_smile.gif

If you only knew ... DH is due for orders and looks like we are relocating ... no word on where, though. I'll keep you posted!

nefgaby Posted 9 Jul 2009 , 5:23am
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Originally Posted by varika

A good start would actually be to use Reese's Peanut Butter. I've seen it on the shelves in my supermarket. http://www.hersheys.com/products/details/reesespeanutbutter.asp <---Here is a link to some info on it, anyway.




Sounds interesting, I'll look into it. Thanks for the link!

miny Posted 9 Jul 2009 , 5:35am
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Check the recipe section here, there is a peanut butter cup filling by ShirleyW and is very good! HTH

karensue Posted 9 Jul 2009 , 1:48pm
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Eme Posted 9 Jul 2009 , 6:26pm
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nefgaby, I found them on recipezaar, here is the link to one I used:

http://www.recipezaar.com/Reeses-Peanut-Butter-Bars-111215

If you look up no bake recipes and search for Reese's you will find a version on most recipe sites (allrecipes, cooksrecipes, etc.)

The hint about using Reese's brand is good, but I found that any creamy style works - I used house brand (read 'cheap' icon_lol.gif ) and it worked fine. I really think it is the added ingredients that do the trick.

Good Luck! thumbs_up.gif

mbt4955 Posted 9 Jul 2009 , 6:40pm
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Here is the recipe I use. I have done a groom's cake using brownie layers and this peanut butter filling in the middle, then dark chocolate ganache for icing. It is amazingly good!!

* 1 cup butter or margarine, melted
* 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
* 2 cups confectioners' sugar
* 1 cup peanut butter

In a medium bowl, mix together the butter or margarine, graham cracker crumbs, confectioners' sugar, and 1 cup peanut butter until well blended. Press evenly into the bottom of an ungreased 9x13 inch pan.

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Peanut-Butter-Bars-I/Detail.aspx

Tracy79 Posted 9 Jul 2009 , 6:53pm
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I am no pro, but what about buying peanut butter cups, crushing them and mixing them in with buttercream? Or were you looking for something smooth? I don't know...it's just a thought. That's how I make a lot of my fillings. They are mostly all buttercream based.

nefgaby Posted 12 Jul 2009 , 10:13pm
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Thank you all for the links and recipes! I really appreciate it!!! (and sorry for the late reply, CC is not sending notices of replies ... don't know why). I will check them all up! Thanks again!

Tracy79, my plan was to make a chocolate cake and a PB filling and then crush some cups into the PB. icon_smile.gif

Karen ... oh Karen ... I'll say a prayer and I have faith, and hopefully my dream will come true! icon_smile.gif Wouldn't that be awesome?!? I would love it! Hugs!

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