If it’s true that the way to a person’s heart is through their stomach, all it takes to win over my husband is the combination of peanut butter and chocolate.
During our first few years of dating, I would buy Austin a heart-shaped box filled with Reese’s peanut butter cups for Valentine’s Day, but once he tried my homemade peanut butter eggs a few years ago, he decided that the store-bought cups didn’t cut it anymore. Everyone else who tries them agrees that this recipe is BETTER, too! So, this year I decided to see how my original recipe would work using a cookie cutter to shape them– I wasn’t sure if it would work, but I’m very please with the results.
What I love about Reese’s holiday treats is that the peanut butter layer is thicker than their traditional peanut butter cups. I think the thicker ratio of peanut butter with crispy-thin coating of dark chocolate is hard to beat! So, for this recipe I made a thick peanut butter filling that is easy enough to shape with your hands. You can shape it to be as thick or thin, and in any shape, as you like. I hope you enjoy them as a healthier alternative this Valentine’s Day.