Reese cups are my absolute fav! I started making them from scratch at home and now for every special occasion I make a whole bunch for everyone to enjoy! Of course Halloween needs a spooky cup or even bat?!
Same smooth peanut butter inside as the classic reese cup and a nice crisp chocolatey coating on the outside. The only difference is that they're bats!
- 2 cups peanut butter
- ½ cup unsalted butter
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 ½ cups powdered sugar
- 12 ounces dark chocolate candy melts
- Bat cookie cutter
- Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a medium pot, mix together the peanut butter, butter, vanilla, and 1 cup powdered sugar over medium heat.
- Heat until completely melted and beginning to bubble, stirring constantly, then remove from heat.
- Add the remaining powdered sugar a little at a time, stirring after each addition, until completely combined, then set aside and allow to cool to room temperature.
- Once mixture has cooled, sprinkle a little bit of powdered sugar on a flat work surface and roll out the peanut butter mixture until ¼-inch thick. Cut out bats from the peanut butter mixture using the cookie cutter, then place on the lined baking sheet.
- Once all bats have been cut out and placed on the baking sheet, freeze 1 hour, or until they are solid.
- Melt chocolate in the microwave on 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until fully melted and smooth.
- Using a fork if desired, dunk each bat in the melted chocolate, then place back onto the lined baking sheet.
- Place back into the freezer to set the chocolate, about 30 minutes-1 hour. Eat as desired, storing any extras in the freezer. Thaw a little before serving or serve frozen. Enjoy!