Peanut Butter Meltaways (Bear's Favorite Candy)

Discussion in 'Desserts' started by bearcarver, Dec 20, 2013.

  1. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Probably too late, but only use Dark (Bitter) chocolate if you really like it. If Mrs Bear ever made them with Dark Chocolate, I would have to either give them to my Son or toss them.

    The best way is like above, with half milk chocolate and half white chocolate. That makes them taste like Reese's PB Cups, only much smoother and much better. Reese's never used Dark chocolate for a reason.

  2. dward51

    dward51 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Not too late.  Wife sent me out for cherries as she forgot to pick them up yesterday so I picked up Nestle milk chocolate morsels for the melt-a-ways.

  3. tsin

    tsin Smoke Blower

    Bear I made these yesterday and they are to die for , I thank you my wife thanks you and all our kids and grand kids thank you..BTW  all we had was chunky PB....Tom
  4. dward51

    dward51 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Ok, they are in the garage to cool (it's 33* here now).

    Slight modification to the original recipe.  Instead of 10 ounces of milk and white, I found the Nestle milk and white chocolate come in 11.5 ounce bags of chips at my local Kroger. And the peanut butter came in 18 ounce jars instead of 16 ounce (see where I'm going with this....)

    So, logical thing to do was just dump the two bags of chips and the entire jar of peanut butter in and there you have it....

    Will have a taste test soon!

    (The other option was the bars of candy making chocolate which seems to be a harder chocolate product, figured I'd try the milk chocolate chips first).  Plus the Nestle chips were on sale and I had coupons for another $.50 off (got them for $1.50 per bag which was about 1/2 the normal price for Nestle toll house products).



    Taste is great! However they are not as hard set like I expected.  I suspect the milk chocolate chips is the reason. The whole thing melted in a single 2 minute session in the microwave (that was my first clue).   But the taste is just plain wonderful. They melt oh so delicately in your mouth (now I sound like a commercial).... 

    I may have to try the hard candy chocolate.  I think it's closer to the melting rounds in Bear's original post.  I had a bag of Girhidelli dark melting chocolate rounds but the wife and kids used it all making "crack" earlier this week (it's actually cracker toffee, but it is addictive as hell so we just call it "crack").  Sam's was sold out when I went to buy more.  Perhaps a mix of the chocolate candy coating and milk might be the perfect blend of hardness and that milk chocolate flavor.
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2013
  5. Bear, I knew I was making these before I finished your post. Whipped up a batch last night, and everyone loved them. So easy and so good!


    ...And Merry Christmas everyone!!
  6. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That's Great !!

    You'll love them!!

    Glad you like them. We tried chunky once too, but everybody likes the creamy better.

    We used different amounts due to the available package sizes, and it seems as long as the percentages of white chic, milk chic, and PB are similar, it comes out fine. Too much PB or too much Choc isn't as good as the percentages I posted.

    Ours melt in just a bit over 2 minutes. The 2 minute intervals is just to keep from getting too hot.

  7. I took my batch of these to our friends house today. They were a huge hit. Thanks again for this one.
  8. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That's Great !!!

    Real glad you all like these!!

  9. shtrdave

    shtrdave Smoking Fanatic

    Bear I see you have natural PB in your picture, I would imagine that is no sugar added stuff, how does it work with regular PB, and maybe crunchy. Love crunchy.
  10. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    This is Great with any creamy PB, and the chocolates we use.

    We tried it with crunchy PB, and everybody here hated it. Must be why Reese's doesn't use crunchy PB or dark chocolate.

  11. flyboys

    flyboys Smoking Fanatic

    Wow, just wow. I can not wait to make these. Thanks for another great step by step and thanks for sharing the recipe Bear. They look incredible!!!
  12. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks FB !!!

    Anybody who like Reese's PB Cups will go nuts over these!!

  13. Wow, this thread was a great find. I'm gonna make these real soon.
    Thanks for sharing the recipe. :drool:
  14. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    First I saw this----Thank You!!

    Did you make any yet??

  15. Going to smoke my first turkey Monday morning. I'm going to make the meltaways Sunday, so my breakfast on Monday morning when I'm smoking my turkey will be your meltaways and coffee. I'll post pics. Thanks.

  16. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Sounds Great !!

    These are definitely the best candy I ever ate, but they might not make a very healthy breakfast.

    I like to eat a couple in the evening while watching a movie, if I'm out of Smoked snacking meat, or after some of that.

    Can't wait to hear your opinion!!

  17. Well Bear you've done it again. I wanted to make these last Christmas but never got to it, I said this year would be no excuses. The wife went out to get some baking supplies today so I requested the ingredients. So tonight while she was yakkin on the phone with her mother I made them. Well oops if I didn't use her Belgian milk chocolates. :icon_rolleyes: she mentioned a few times that was the expensive chocolate, but once she tried one, whew I was out of the doghouse! Excellent!

  18. noboundaries

    noboundaries Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    This is a thread that needs to be resurrected each and every holiday.  Definitely making these! 
  19. Absolutely! Bear's recipes are no fail!

    Update: still amazing I can't stay out of them.

  20. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I know this is an old post, but.....

    Thanks for an easy and tasty looking holiday treat!  I could eat those!

    Looking in your fridge?  Maybe I am just remembering Ron, but that sure did look like a big bottle of Yoshida's on the left door?

    Besides the tasty candy, I also liked the nice gun case!

    Thanks again, Bear!

    Good luck and good smoking.

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