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Why have normal-sized rich and chocolatey PB cups when you can make one the size of your head?

Giant Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup

Ingredients

  • Nonstick vegetable oil spray

  • 24 ounces dark chocolate candy melts

  • 2-4 tablespoons vegetable shortening

  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted

  • 8 ounces creamy peanut butter

  • 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs

  • 2 cups powdered sugar

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Instructions

  1. Line your tart pan with parchment paper. Spray the sides with vegetable oil. Set aside.

  2. In a double boiler or a microwave-safe bowl, melt 1 1/2 cups of chocolate candy melts with 1 tablespoon vegetable shortening on 30-second intervals, stirring each time, until the chocolate is silky smooth.

  3. Use a spoon or offset spatula to spread out the chocolate and coat the entire tart pan, including the sides. Be sure there are no holes or thin spots. Freeze this layer for 30 minutes.

  4. To make the filling, combine the melted butter, peanut butter, graham crackers and powdered sugar in an electric mixer or food processor. Spoon the peanut butter filling over the chocolate tart shell and spread out with your hands, being very careful not to crack your chocolate shell.

  5. Melt 2 cups of chocolate candy melts with 1 1/2 tablespoons of vegetable shortening. Pour the melted chocolate over the peanut butter layer and spread out evenly. Use a ruler or offset spatula to smooth the top of the tart. Let it harden in the freezer for another 30 minutes, then carefully remove it from the tart pan and allow the sugar shock to commence.

Giant Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup
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Transcript

- Did I ever tell you some say I'm magic in the kitchen? Uh, yeah, that's right, this is a giant Reese's Peanut Butter Cup the size of your head. I'm gonna show you how to make it. So first, we need to make our candy cup so get yourself a fluted tart pan, I like to use a 10 inch tart pan with the removable base, that makes this whole thing a whole lot easier. Cut a circular piece of parchment paper, put that down at the bottom and then you have to melt your Candy Melts. So, we have about a cup and a half over a double boiler, and that's nice and melt-y already, now the secret ingredient to make this nice and pourable is to put some vegetable shortening in there and that will make this a little bit easier to pour. Move that from the double boiler into our tin, make sure to get it all in there. I would just take a spoon and try to get it as even as possible along the base, you don't want any thin spots. So that is nice and smooth, think that's as good as we're gonna get, doesn't seem like there's any weak spots, so now, we can throw this in the freezer for about 30 minutes while we make our filling. Time to make our peanut butter-y filling. So we start with a whole hell of a lot of confectionery sugar, some creamy peanut butter, some melted butter and this is what makes it autentico, this is graham cracker crust, pour it on in. Alright, it's coming together nicely, crumbly is good. I know that's not what it looks like when you eat it in a Reese's cup, but this is what it's like on the inside. So now, we are about ready to fill our tart pan but first we need to melt some more chocolate. So we're gonna go back to our double boiler and to our chocolate melts and let those whisk down, nice and creamy, throw in some more vegetable shortening so it's nice and pourable. Alright, looks good to me. Time to complete our humongous, ginormous Reese's cup. So we have our cookie cup that's been hanging out in the freezer for about 30 minutes, it's all hardened up, so now you take your filling, kind of massage it into little clump-y clumps and when you press it down, don't press too hard cos you don't wanna crack your cookie cup. So you wanna push it to about like half an inch from the edge so that when you pour your last layer of chocolate in you have a nice, thick, handy wall to keep it all together. And now, we top our Reese's with the last delicious layer of melted chocolate. So just drip it all over the entire thing. Grab an offset spatula and smooth yo' chocolate. Alright, she has to go back into the freezer and then we eat. And this, is why you have the removable base, just carefully pop out your massive peanut butter cup, gently, gently, remove the bottom and carefully set her down and admire. And here you have it, this colossal, gigantic, elephantine, ginormous, humongous Reese's Peanut Butter Cup. It's time to eat it. Some people prefer to cut this into pie slices, I'm tackling this face first, cos it's like a peanut butter pizza. Ready? Oh yeah. Tastes just like the real thing. Look how tiny my bite is compared to the massiveness of this Reese's Peanut Butter Cup. Clearly I have some work to do, excuse me.