Melt 1 cup peanut butter in measuring cup set in a pan of boiling water.
Cut cupcake papers down to about the size for the Reese's cups and place in cupcake tin.
Put about 1 T. of melted choc mixture, let set for 20 min then place 1 T peanut butter on chocolate and let set for 10 minutes then place 1 more T of choc on top and let set.
Source: Gloria Pitzer's Top Secret Recipes Cookbook
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups were introduced in the 1920's by Harry Reese, a former dairy employee of Milton S. Hershey, founder of Hershey Foods Corporation.
Reese began selling his peanut butter cups in five-pound boxes for use in candy assortments. Ten years later, he added the cups which were sold for a penny a piece to the assortment line.
In 1963, the H.B. Reese Candy Company was sold for $23.5 million to the Hershey Chocolate Company. Under Hershey, the company recently began introducing limited edition items including White Chocolate (now a permanent item), Dark Chocolate, INSIDE OUT and BIG CUP peanut butter cups.
For more information, check out www.hersheys.com It has a variety of information including nutrition, the H.B. Reese history, and lots more interesting stuff.
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