Giant Reese's Peanut Butter Cup
by Joshua C Juvrud for £20.00
16th May 2011
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Place the parchment paper in the foil casing, and pour your first layer of chocolate, about half inch deep. It may look like the paper wont hold its shape – but put it in the freezer for about half an hour, and you’ll be surprised. Next, blend up the graham crackers to a powder-like finish, and mix it up with the peanut butter. Add butter and peanut butter as necessary to make sure that it is the right texture. We ended up just kind of winging it until it looked/tasted right. Smother that good stuff on, and get ready to pour your next layer of chocolate.
Unfortunately, we weren’t ready. Having only 3 bags of chocolate (following another recipe), we forgot that ours was considerably larger. In fact, about 3x larger. Which means we needed about 6 more bags of chocolate (plus some random other chocolate I had laying around). Once melted down, poured over the nice slab of peanut butter (being sure not to spread the peanut butter all the way to the edges), we threw it back in the freezer for a couple of hours.
The end result was better than I could have ever expected. To be honest, I didn’t think it was going to work. I was so freaking frustrated with the parchment paper, and it was so freaking huge, I didn’t think it would hold its shape. But, alas, it held beautifully. Unfortunately, a bag of barbeque wings pushed up on one side, disrupting out perfect circle. But, it was hardly noticeable.
We peeled off the paper, and sat in awe at our masterpiece. We shared it with the rest of my roommates, and after one full piece, I felt sick. In the end, it took over a week to finish off between a house full of 7 guys and their girlfriends and friends. But it was delicious. And worth it. And heck, it was the perfect cure for boredom.