Thursday, December 2, 2021

Reese's Peanut Butter Cups Peanut Brittle

Something new from Reese's! Yes please! My sister-in-law Megan made sure to buy some for us and have them when we showed up in Colorado. 


These Reese's cups have a Peanut Brittle flavored Creme and instead of smooth peanut butter inside, there's crunchy peanut butter. Yum!
For as long as I can remember, my Dad has always loved making Peanut Brittle during the holidays. And it's always the same simple recipe. You don't even need to stove. This can all be done in the microwave!

That's a giant container of corn syrup! I think we're going to have a lot of peanut brittle!

The peanuts, sugar, corn syrup, salt, butter, and vanilla all go into a microwave safe bowl. It can go anywhere from 6 to 8 minutes, depending on how toasty you want the peanut brittle to taste. 

Once it's super hot, you add in the baking soda and then it's a race against time. This is going to start getting firm very quickly. It gets poured out onto a parchment lined sheet pan to cool down. 

Let's compare them! Cutting one of the peanut butter cups open, we can see the crunchy peanuts. It's smells like a white chocolate and peanut butter creme. 

The Reese's Peanut Butter Cups with Peanut Brittle are certainly tasty. The creme might be a little more vanilla flavored than the Peanut Butter Lovers Reese's Cups. It really seems like a crunchy peanut butter version of the Peanut Butter Lovers Reese's Cups. I think it could have been improved with some crunchy sugar to go along with the peanuts. That would have really sold it as peanut brittle. 

And how about the homemade Peanut Brittle? 
Delicious as always! Thanks for making it tonight Dad!

1 comment:

  1. Baker Pop Pop shows his craft...time-honored tradition can now be enjoyed by the grandchildren!...such sweet, fond memories and new memories. The Reese's PB cups w/ Peanut Brittle sounds tasty, but just not quite as good as the homemade Peanut Brittle! EOM

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