Monday, January 16, 2012

Mini Reece Peanut Butter and Chocolate Pies

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This is all you need to make something super cute and yummy!

  So last week while I was checking out my fellow bloggers I can across this on the caffeinated globe.  It was right then and there that I became determined to make them. They were cute, they were made with store bought pie crust and they were cute.  Did I say that twice?  Well since I had to get some things for another baking project I grabbed some pie crust and thought about making these in a few weeks.  That did not happen.

 That very same night, after mixing 4 batches of cookie dough, I pulled out the pie crust, grabbed some mini Reece peanut butter cups and got to work.

All set up, so easy!
  I was really happy with how they turned out, sort of.  Firstly, they tasted great, little pockets of yum, but mine opened up.  I tried pressing the edges together, but I think I used a cookie cutter just a little too small.  I am happy to say that nothing spilled out, which is good since I didn't put parchment on my cookie tray.

Mini chocolate candy pies
From the Caffeinated Globe

1 store bought crust
some sort of chocolate candy
egg white and water mixed to wash

heat oven to 350

I followed what the blog told me to do, because I follow directions.  But it was just as easy to cut out circles all by themselves. 

  So to start you need a pie crust and some sort of chocolate.  I was going to do Rolo's but was worried they would be too gooey.  Also you can use home made pie crust if you want, I was just wanting to make them fast and the store bought crust was perfect.

  So I rolled out the pie crust and put the candies all around the edge as the caffeinated globe had done.  In retrospect I could have just cut the circles out.  And I did that with the second crust I used.  

I just used the cutter I thought would work, should have gone bigger.

So far they look okay, just make sure you pinch those edges together!
  Once the circles were cut out I folded two edges together and pinched them to try and seal them.  Then I turned it and pinched and pushed until I felt all the dough was together.  Again I should have cut the circles a little bigger.
A little packet of love, and chocolate.

See how good they look before baking?
  Once they were all ready I brushed them with egg white and water and popped them into the oven. It took about 10 minutes, you just bake them until golden brown.  Then take them out and let them cool.
And now they sort of look gross, but they taste great I promise!

  I was really happy that they stayed together and they were so good, the buttery crust and just a little chocolate and peanut butter.  I brought them to work and let my friends have at them, because the three I ate were more than enough.
Bad picture #1.

Bad picture #2, but with a cute cup of mini pies.

Bad picture #3, sadly this is the best one.

  I look forward to trying this again with different candies. I really enjoy finding these fun ideas on the web, so many great things to try and make.


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Murphy's Law said...

OH yum. Chocolate and peanut butter - you so can't go wrong.

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Anything with peanut butter is OK in my book. LOL!

Connie Mercer said...

my two favorite ingredients!!! a must try!!

Izzy Anderson said...

Man, I want to come over to your house one day and just hang out! These sound divine. You really can't go wrong with peanut butter cups and pie crusts!

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Awesome! Best. Idea. Ever. (Especially with the Reese's!) Thanks for sharing on Crazy Sweet Tuesday!

beti said...

they look so cute!! what a lovely idea

Susan-The Weekly Sweet Experiment said...

Yummy!!! I have a hard time with pictures too. They look great!

Amy said...

YUMMY! Going to make these soon!

Michele said...

Oh boy! Those look delicious. And they ARE cute!

Barbara Bakes said...

Such a fun idea. My Reeses loving kids would be in heaven.

LilaLoa said...

I love this idea! I'll probably have to try it with both Rolos and Reeses now!

Heather McMullin said...

I would love for you to link this recipe up to my Famous Linkz Party!

Heather aka Made Famous By

Heather McMullin said...

I think learning how to take pics of food is so difficult. The best tip someone gave me was to take pics of your food outside in the shade.

Thanks for joining the link party!


Unknown said...

such a good fun idea!!

Lorraine said...

Yum! These look so good! What a great idea, simple and delicious:)

Alex said...

This looks delicious!!

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momto8 said...

fabulous idea!! i can tell by looking at them they taste so good too.....and those!!

Ambreen (Simply Sweet n Savory) said...

Wow, what an awesome idea! I love it. I am now following your blog :)