If you are as obsessed with all the Reese’s shapes as I am, you will go crazy for these Peanut Butter & Chocolate Christmas Cutouts! You can make these into any shape you want (they don’t have to be Christmas themed!), and you can decorate them as much as you want. These are great to give as gifts, to add to cookie trays, for holiday gatherings or just to enjoy at home!
Here are some tips for making my Peanut Butter & Chocolate Christmas Cutouts:
- Be sure to let your cutouts harden in the freezer before you dip them in the chocolate. Trust me, if the peanut butter pieces are too soft, you are going to have a mess on your hands!
- On that same note, pay attention to that direction below that tells you to take only FIVE out of the freezer at a time. Peanut butter softens pretty quickly at room temperature, and you will end up slowing down the whole process and having to refreeze your cutouts.
- If you would rather, you can use a double broiler to melt your chocolate. I like to melt mine in the microwave, but you have to be extra careful not to burn the chocolate. Just be sure not to microwave it for more than 30 seconds each time, and stir between each trip to the microwave.
- Use the good peanut butter. You know what I mean. The one that has a bunch of sugar added and is not natural or any of that stuff. You are making chocolate covered candy after all, this is not the time to pretend you are being healthy.
These are the ingredients that you will need to make these Reese’s copycats:
- Peanut butter
- Vanilla extract
- Confectioners (powdered) sugar
- Chocolate chips
- Vegetable oil
- Decorations of your choice
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Peanut Butter & Chocolate Christmas Cutouts
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- ¼ cup unsalted butter melted
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ tsp salt
- 2 cups confectioners sugar
- 2 cups chocolate chips
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- Mix together the peanut butter, melted butter, vanilla, salt and confectioners sugar until well combined. The mixture may be slightly crumbly – this is okay! Using your hands, form a cohesive ball with the mixture.
- Roll out a large piece of wax paper. Put the peanut butter ball on the wax paper. Roll out another piece of wax paper and lay that on top of the peanut butter ball.
- Using a rolling pin or a drinking glass, roll the peanut butter ball out until it is about 1/3 inch thick.
- Remove the top piece of wax paper. Using cookie cutters, cut out shapes from the peanut butter mixture. Place the cutouts on a baking sheet lined with wax paper. Do not waste the scrap pieces! Put them all together and roll them out again to cut more shapes.
- Put the cutouts in the freezer for 45 minutes to harden.
- After 45 minutes, add the chocolate chips and vegetable oil to a microwave safe bowl. Microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until the chocolate is melted.
- Remove 5 cutouts from the freezer at a time and dip them in the chocolate. Lay the dipped pieces out on a piece of wax paper at room temperature to harden. You can decorate the cutouts with sprinkles, candy or nuts at this time. Continute this process until all the cutouts have been dipped.
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