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What’s better than a peanut butter Reese’s cup? A GIANT REESE’S. Duh. This peanut butter chocolate cup proves there’s no such thing as too much of a good thing.
Drumroll please….say hello to the supersized giant Reese’s peanut butter cup of your dreams. This scrumptious homemade peanut butter cup is easy to make, easy to share, and even easier to eat. You’re going to love it!
Ingredients for giant Reese’s
The beautiful thing about this giant Reese’s is that you’ll only need a few simple ingredients. And there’s no need to light your oven–this no bake reese’s requires 10 minutes of prep time and 10 minutes of chill time before you’ll have a scrumptious chocolate peanut butter treat on your hands.
Chocolate: There is a lot of chocolate in this huge peanut butter cup, so make sure you’re using a high quality chocolate. We used semi-sweet Ghiradelli bars, but you can feel free to use whatever kind of chocolate you prefer. This giant Reese’s would be equally delicious with milk or dark chocolate.
Peanut Butter: We recommend using a creamy peanut butter like Jiff, Skippy or Peter Pan!
Butter: You’ll melt the butter down with the peanut butter to create that luscious peanut butter filling that tastes exactly like a real Reese’s.
Powdered Sugar: Powdered sugar will both thicken and sweeten your peanut butter filling!
Salt: Don’t forget the salt! Without salt this peanut butter cup is one-noted sweetness. A hint of salt goes a long way and will really level up your peanut butter cup to gourmet status.
Vanilla Extract: Just a splash of vanilla extract will deepen the flavor of your peanut butter filling.
Coconut Oil: Coconut oil will make your chocolate easier to work with and easier to cut as it will soften it up ever so slightly.
Tips for the best giant Reese’s tart
Making a giant peanut butter cup should be FUN. Which is why we want to give you all the tips and tricks you’ll need to make the process go as smoothly as possible. Follow these tricks and you’ll produce a big beautiful Reese’s cup every time.
Use high quality chocolate: This is truly so important. 50% of this peanut butter chocolate treat is chocolate. I recommend using a high quality chocolate bare like Ghiradelli, Lindt, Godiva, or something comparable!
Be careful melting your chocolate: Tempering chocolate can be finicky, and the last thing you want to do is overcook or split your chocolate. Not only is it a huge bummer, it’s also a pricier ingredient! When it comes to melting chocolate the name of the game is low and slow. I prefer to melt chocolate in a double boiler, constantly stirring it to make sure it doesn’t burn! Also, make sure to not get any water in your chocolate, as this can cause it to split.
Don’t forget the coconut oil: The coconut oil will make serving your homemade Reese’s cup a breeze. A tablespoon of coconut oil will soften your chocolate enough so that a knife slices through like butter, but not so much that it won’t hold it’s shape.
Enjoy all the peanut butter chocolate flavor with this giant Reese’s!
In a medium sauce pan melt the peanut butter and butter together. Add the powdered sugar, vanilla and salt. Stir until no streaks of powdered sugar remain. The filling will be thick. Set aside to cool slightly while you melt the chocolate.
Chop up your chocolate bars into small, even pieces. Make a double boiler by bringing a few inches of water to a simmer in a medium pot. Place a heat safe bowl over the pot and place the chocolate in the double boiler. Use a rubber spatula to stir the chocolate until it is fully melted and smooth. Remove from the double boiler and add the coconut oil. Mix until the coconut oil is melted and the chocolate is smooth and shiny.
Pour a little less than half of the chocolate into your tart pan. Place in the freezer for 10 minutes to freeze up.
Spoon the peanut butter filling over the bottom chocolate layer, using a greased rubber spatula or your hands to pat into a smooth even layer. It’s important that this is smooth because the chocolate will settle on the top.
Pour the remaining chocolate over the peanut butter center and use an offset spatula or spoon to smooth the chocolate evenly over the peanut butter and down the sides of the tart pan.
Place in the freezer to set up for 10 minutes. After the chocolate is set you can use a sharp knife to slice into your giant reese’s.