Peanut butter lovers, this one’s for you! Here’s how to make homemade Reese’s, delightful chocolate-covered peanut butter bars.
The dough comes together quickly for this no-bake dessert, making this is a fun treat to make all summer long when you don’t want to turn on the oven.
You could shape these into eggs, Christmas trees, hearts, and more for various holidays. They possibilities are endless! I just shaped the dough into a large square and ended up with sixteen individual squares.
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
2 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
2 Tbsp 1% milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 Tbsp shortening
- Using a handheld mixer, beat powdered sugar, peanut butter, and butter. Add milk and vanilla and mix well.
- Transfer dough to wax paper and form a 8×8 inch square. Slide a small cookie sheet under the wax paper and freeze for 60-90 minutes.
- While the dough is in the freezer, gently melt chocolate chips with shortening on the stove or in the microwave at low heat, whisking every thirty seconds.
- Use a large knife to cut dough into 16 squares. Set each square in melted chocolate, using a fork to turn it twice to coat. Lift out of chocolate, tap the fork on the side of the bowl, and transfer to another piece of wax paper. Repeat with remaining squares. Let set until chocolate has solidified. Store in an airtight container at room temperature (or in the fridge on hot day).
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