Peanut Butter Meltaways (Bear's Favorite Candy)

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

  1. You've started something now Bear.

    I have a Californian lady living next door and I gave her a few of mine and she was stoked, said that every time she goes state side she always brings back a heap of Reese's but now she'll make her own "Bearees's".

    Cheers from Down Under
     
  2. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great !!

    That Candy funnel makes it soooo much easier!!!

    I'm doing good so far---Only ate 6 in 4 days, but today's not over yet.

    Bear
     
  3. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I'll have to file these tasty looking treats with fatties in the do not try category! As I fear they wouldn't be good for my health:(.
     
  4. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    LOL----"Bearees's" Love it !!

    That's Great Pilch---And these are even better than the ones she was dragging home with her.

    Works out real good for her!!

    Bear
     
  5. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    LOL----Wish I could tell you they're a health food, but------------------[​IMG]

    Go ahead & make some before Christmas & give a lot of them away. Preferably to young adults who can take it like we used to.[​IMG]

    Bear
     
  6. shtrdave

    shtrdave Smoking Fanatic

    I tried these today, not sure what I did wrong, I made half batch. I weighed out the white and milk chocolate wafers 10oz and weighed out 8 oz of peanut butter. Into the MW for 2 minutes took out and stirred needed more time, 1:30 and when I took them back out the chocolate started to seize up or what ever it does. I put it back in for 30 seconds on power level 8 and I got it kind of melted again but it was to thick to go through a funnel, so I just put it in a pan and will cut it into squares like fudge. It is cooling now, but the remnants in the bowl and spoon didn't taste anything like a reese's cup, the first thing the GF said when she tried it. I told her maybe the taste will change once cold. Will try again. The MW is a 1200 watt one maybe I should only do 1:30 to start and then a minute.  Oh well thanks for sharing the recipe. I never was good at melting chocolate and things.
     
  7. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I don't know Dave. You're the first one that it happened to.

    You said you cut it in half, so that would be 8 ounces of PB and 5 ounces of white chocolate & 5 ounces of Milk Chocolate.

    I don't know what would make it seize up, or get too thick to go through a funnel. We never use anything but full power on our Microhood, but I don't know why yours didn't melt right.

    Mrs Bear said it doesn't make sense to her either.

    Bear
     
  8. Dave if you are having trouble with the microwave give it a miss and do it the old way. Put one metal dish containing the chocolate over another containing water and boil the water. I found with the nukebox that 2 min was just right for a full batch but you have to stir it till the rest melts.
    Keep at it you'll get it and you'll be glad you did.
     
    Last edited: Dec 25, 2014
  9. shtrdave

    shtrdave Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks guys, and Pilch reading your post made me realize I didn't think about the amounts in the bowl naturally the half batch would cook quicker than a full one. I think  that may have played a big part in the issues.

    It is good just on little squares or cubes, not the Reese's cup taste that I was expecting but very good, I am I like dark chocolate so I am going to give it a go with dark and white and heck maybe even dark and milk.

    I have always had trouble with candy making stuff, I used to make some really good peanut brittle but have no made it for so long I tried last year and it cam out not the greatest but was edible so it wasn't a total loss.
     
  10. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    OK all you Reece's lovers out there-----Easter time is also a Huge Chocolate Candy time.

    Give these a try---You'll love them!!

    And you guys who already tried them---It's time for another batch!!

    Bear
     
  11. ernesttbass

    ernesttbass Smoke Blower

    I've got 3-4 batches of these under my belt already. ( literally )  Thanks Bear!
     
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2015
  12. so ms smoker

    so ms smoker Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

      Definitely time for some more. They are AWESOME!

       Mike
     
  13. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You could make some for Charlene & the rest of the Darling clan, instead of throwing rocks!!

    Bear
     
  14. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks!!

    Glad you like them, Mike!!

    Bear
     
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2015
  15. ernesttbass

    ernesttbass Smoke Blower

    I asked the boys if wanted some but they weren't sayin' much.  In the meantime I ate all the meltaways myself so I decided to write Charlene this poem instead.

    Old Aunt maria,  jump in the fi-ah,  Fire too hot,  jump in the pot,  Pot to black,  jump in the crack,  Crack too high,  jump in the sky,  Sky too blue,  jump in the canoe,

    Canoe too shallow,  jump in the tallow,  Tallow too soft,  jump in the loft,  Loft too rotten,  jump in the cotton,  Cotton so white,  she stay there all night.

    ernesttbass
     
  16. I will be trying these tomorrow.  

    I showed them to my wife and her only question was "How many Weight Watchers points are they?"  So I ran this through their recipe builder and got the following:

    If the batch makes:

    26-31 servings: 5 points each

    32-40 servings: 4 points each

    41-56 servings: 3 points each

    57-94 servings: 2 points each
     
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2015
  17. Dang, you Bear !!!  now I'll have to try these too !!

    Gary
     
  18. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That don't sound so bad. I think She made 70 in this batch. That would be 2 points each by your chart.

    Try them---You won't believe how good these are. Their "Taste Points" are way higher than any other kind of points.

    Bear
     
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2015
  19. Thanks Bear,  I corrected my post.

    My wife is really watching those points.  I have to sneak out to have some good ol' peeps as candy is not allowed in the house due to point value.
     
  20. Like I said earlier "Thanks a Lot" !!!   I guess I'll be making some later on today or tomorrow

    Gary
     

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