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In some ways I was very excited to test this pin. I mean, who doesn’t like Reese’s? (I know there are people who are horribly allergic to peanut butter, and I mean no disrespect.) I was bringing this to a potluck to honor a friend whose favorite candy was Reese’s, but more about that later. On to the test.
The ingredients were easy to find – even the mini Reese’s.
Melt the butter and brown sugar in a pan over medium heat.
Whisk and bring to a boil.
Read the instructions and realize you were in a hurry and almost forgot the peanut butter.
Add peanut butter and vanilla to the boiling butter/brown sugar mixture.
Remove from heat and whisk to smooth it out.
The recipe says to cool to almost room temperature. So I set it aside while I mixed the cream cheese and powdered sugar.
After about 5 minutes I went to check the cooling peanut butter mixture… not what I expected.
The butter separated while it had cooled and no amount of mixing and whisking would bring it back together. Nothing was mentioned about this, so I carried on as if this was normal.
I added the peanut butter mixture to the cream cheese mixture. After a few minutes, it did seem to smooth out.
I added the chips and mini Reese’s cups. Can I say how thankful that I am to NOT have to unwrap and chop a bunch of full-sized candies? Thank you Hershey’s!
The dip seemed a bit soft, so I put it in the fridge to chill out while I got ready for the potluck.
After about 40 minutes, the consistency definitely improved. I put it into two containers and went to the event where it was served with graham crackers and Keebler Flip Sides pretzel crackers and got good reviews.
I think my friend would have liked this dip very much, however the potluck was a Celebration of Life so she wasn’t able to give a personal opinion. But she knew that my way to honor someone was with a home-made gift of love from my kitchen. So this one’s for you, JCC. We’ll always love and miss you.
The Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Dip rated as follows:
Overall Rating: 4 Pins
Accuracy: Much of the recipe came together very easily, as I had expected. However, the separating of the butter after the peanut butter mixture cooled was a bit unnerving – especially due to the nature of the event. My finished dip didn’t turn out quite as fluffy as the original picture, either. It tasted good, but 4 pins.
Difficulty: While not difficult, an inexperienced cook might have been put off by the butter separation and quit. (That’s the last I’m going to say about that subject.) 4 pins.
Time: Adding in the 40 minutes of chilling while I was getting ready, the dip came together in less than an hour. Good time for something tasty. 5 pins
Cost: I had everything on hand except the mini chocolate chips and mini Reese’s, which were less than $3.00 each. 5 pins
Practicality: This was tasty and would be a nice addition to any party table. 5 pins