Friday, December 18, 2009

Homemade Reese's

1 pkg graham crackers (approx. 12 full crackers)
1 c creamy peanut butter
1 c butter, melted
3 1/2 c powdered sugar
1 pkg milk chocolate chips
1 tsp canola oil

Crush crackers into a very fine powder. (Using a food chopper or blender is all but required to get the right consistency.)

Stir in melted butter and peanut butter.

Add in powdered sugar.

Still until mixed well. Press into bottom of an 9"x13" pan.

Melt chocolate chips in double boiler or microwave. Add a tsp of oil to the chocolate, so that it will be a bit softer when it hardens.

Refrigerate until cool. Remove from fridge about half an hour before cutting, to allow chocolate on top to soften a bit. If cut too soon, chocolate will crack!

Comments from the cook: I added a bit of oil to the chocolate this year (in hopes of avoiding the cracking), and it helped a lot! However, it does make the finished product a little bit melty when you pick it up. But, these are to-die-for. Little kids love them, and a whole pan is a LOT.

My mom and I used to roll these into balls and dip them in chocolate, but eventually started putting them in a pan. Much easier, and a lot less mess. Yum!

A Sleight family Christmas tradition, adapted over time


  1. Hi, Alicia! I seen your blog from Jodi, I love it! Your receipes are great. I have tried about 3 things now and loved them all. Thanks!!!!

  2. Hey Alicia! Thanks for the comment on my food blog! I haven't been blogging as much as I'd like to ever since the little guy started getting jealous of my time in the kitchen and then (apparently) hid my camera as my punishment. :) I'm trying to keep it up, though!

    So, I love your blog too! The pictures are gorgeous and I seriously want to go make some Christmas goodies right this second! So great to hear from you, girl!

  3. i was going to say this recipe sounds like buckeyes (the rolled in a ball version). i'm glad someone's adapted it into bar form.


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