Peanut Butter Meltaways (Bear's Favorite Candy)

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

  1. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank You!!

    I'm glad they were good enough to keep you out of the Doghouse!!!

    I was going to do that for Christmas, but you guys beat me to it !!

    Thank You!

  2. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank You Much!!

    I found the only way to stay out of them is to not make them too often (Christmas---Easter & such).

    Thanks Merv!!

    Sorry none of RonP's Yoshida's in there.

    Glad you like my corner gun cabinet.

    That was the first cabinet I made in my cabinet shop when I started my cabinet business, to make sure my shop was ready. 

    A corner tall cabinet is a good test.

  3. Good morning America & Bear, well Bear I put your Meltaways into practice last night.

    As we do not have the same ingredients as you guys I had to make some changes and substitute the Wafers for everyday chocolate and convert the weights to grams/ounces. The outcome was ok I suppose as I ended up with a similar looking product that tasted like peanut butter with the consistency of chocolate. I only guessed the amount of peanut butter so next time I'll back off a bit and see what the results are. I can remember buying and eating those Wafers a long time ago but it looks like they have taken them off the market, the peanut butter was a product of the USA so I got something right.

    Another thing I noticed with the Meltaways was that they did not set hard enough and go soft soon after leaving the fridge.

    I have just discovered that we have an American Food Store here on Oz but it's at the other end of the country and freight is a killer.

    Well my fury friend I'll report in when I have the results of my next batch of Meltaways. 

    Cheers from Down Under
  4. noboundaries

    noboundaries Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Pilch, still sounds like an edible effort!

    I've got Ghirardelli baking chocolate, white and semi-sweet, plus the PB. My wife was baking her Christmas breads last weekend, monopolizing the kitchen. This Saturday though she's got an event that is going to tie up part of her day.  That's when I'll make them.  Can't wait! 
  5. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Bear, I think..... I don't know anymore..... Anytime I look at one of your threads older or new, it costs me $$. LOL

    Seriously, I really need to try these as they look sooo good !

    Thanks as always for sharing & hope you & the fam are doing well.....

    Take care buddy !
  6. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Sounds like the ratio between PB and Chocolate was too high on the PB side.

    We store ours in the fridge, but when we take them to a family get-together, they sit out in the trays with the cookies for at least 4 hours without melting or getting too soft.

    Last edited: Dec 11, 2014
  7. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    These are so easy, a Bear could make them, but Mrs Bear does all the cookie & candy making!!

    Thank You Justin!!

    You won't believe how good these things are---No kidding!!

  8. Nailed them!.

    Another batch last night using 100g of Brown chocolate, 100g White chocolate and 100g Dark chocolate and 100g peanut butter.

    This is moving away from your recipe I know but it is what I like so I'll now try it on some unsuspecting victims tonight at a Christmas party.

    I am still going to try and crack your recipe and as you said it seems I was a little too heavy on the PB so I'll back off a bit and see what happens.

    Oh, and by the way just for fun I put some coconut in the last of the mix and dam they are nice.

    Cheers from Down Under
  9. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks like your first one would be close without the Dark Chocolate.

    Only thing wrong with experimenting is calories consumed!!

    The Coconut ones would last forever here---We both hate it !!

  10. Well they weren't the big hit I thought they would be, some people just have no taste. LOL

    The comments ranged from "what the hell is this?" to "gee I like that, did you make it?" so yeah all round not a bad response.

    They have no idea that they will be my guinea pigs from now on.

    Cheers from Down Under
  11. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You're gonna have to keep experimenting if you can't get the same ingredients as I stated.

    I never had any responses below---->>>>>>>[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    Last edited: Dec 12, 2014
  12. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey Bear, I finally quit procrastinating & done some of these.... I could not find the exact ingredients that Mrs.Bear & yourself use, but tried to get as close as we could..... Oh man, are these tasty ! My kids helped me make em & they had a lot of fun as did I ! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe ! They are a hit ! Thumbs Up
  13. noboundaries

    noboundaries Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    My wife said "No way are you making these without me!"  She knew I'd get all the bowl scrapin's!

    They are in the fridge as I type.  Easy peasy to make and OMG are they delicious in the molten state.  Can't wait to try them when they are set. 


    Update:  I'm going to take pre-emptive action and enroll myself in an chocoholic recovery program.  They do literally melt in your mouth!  Smoooooooooth and creamy.  Wow.  The pricy Ghirardelli baking chocolate from the grocery store ($3/bar), plus the peanut butter, made these about 44 cents each, but hey, its the holidays and Ghirardelli is a local favorite.    

    I liked them better than Reese's.  My wife, who has been having a love affair with Reese's Peanut Butter Cups since before we were married, won't make the same admission, but I can tell she wants to.  She's very loyal.  Plus she had fun filling the cups with the pastry decorating bag. 

    Last edited: Dec 14, 2014
  14. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank You Justin!!

    I'm real glad you all like them!!

    I'm glad Mrs Bear only makes these 2 or 3 times a year, because I can't stop eating them when they're here!!!

    BTW: If anybody has trouble finding the ingredients we used, Mrs Bear said she gets some at our local Grocery stores, and some at Craft stores, like Michael's, Joanne's, A.C. Moores, etc.

  15. Now this is a good post, love reading pictures they tell a whole different story.

    Another idea to add to my Melting Moments recipe is the trays for holding the little paper cups, I just used a flat tray.

    Cheers from D.U.
  16. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice Job!!!---And you're very welcome!!

    Looks like you make them bigger than we do. 

    Mrs Bear just made 85 of them this afternoon. Good thing they're only little ones. "Candy Cup" size.

    She was a busy girl---Also put the Christmas tree up & decorated it today.

    After that first batch Mrs Bear got one of the Candy Funnels I showed in the picture----What a difference!!

    And I agree with you----These are much better than Reese's, and Reese's were my life-long favorite.

    Nice Job!!

  17. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    We just use a flat tray too, but the ones we make are only about an inch in diameter.

  18. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Another one of your recipes that I will have to try! Looks excellent as always !
  19. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks CM !!

    You won't believe how good these are!!

  20. noboundaries

    noboundaries Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    My wife walked in last night and handed me a candy funnel.  They cost like $5 at Joann's or Michaels.  "For our next batch" she said.

    I'm not a chocolate guy at all, but I now need to have one of these Meltaways for dessert every night.  From our first batch 12 are already gone;36 left.  I suspect we'll make another batch before Christmas.   

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