11-25-2008, 07:26 AM
I love Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, and this recipe from my aunt is the closest taste I know. She used to make them every Christmas and then some. Now, I do too.
2 sticks margarine
1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs
½ cup chopped pecans
1 cup coconut
1 box powdered sugar
1 T vanilla extract
1 (12-ounce) jar peanut butter (crunchy is great)
1 (6-ounce) package semisweet chocolate chips, more if needed
½ cake paraffin wax
Melt margarine in large container. Stir in graham cracker crumbs, pecans, coconut, powdered sugar, and vanilla; add peanut butter and mix well. Roll into walnut-size balls and lay out on waxed paper. Melt chocolate and paraffin together over hot water. Using 2 teaspoons (or any method you prefer), dip each ball into mixture, returning to waxed paper. The balls will cool quickly and be pretty and glossy. Yield: 6 dozen. This recipe was from my Aunt Ede, who had another name for them that I cannot tell!