Sure, there’s peanut butter, there’s Nutella, but now there’s a new sweet-n-salty spread in town, and it’s from the king of mixing PB and chocolate, Reese’s. But how does it taste?
Parent company Hershey’s boasts that the spread tastes great with bacon, banana chips, fruit, pita chips, pretzels and vanilla wafers.
he peanut butter chocolate spread joins Hershey’s variety of spreadable sweets, including chocolate, chocolate with hazelnut and chocolate with almond.
The taste of the spread matches the individual peanut butter cups, with a slightly grainy texture
But the Reese’s cup-in-a-jar may not push Nutella into obscurity just yet, as the craze is still quite strong.
In 2013, it was reported that Columbia University students were costing the school money by taking the pricey hazelnut spread back to their rooms in to-go containers.
There are also whole Pinterest boards and Tumblr pages devoted to the Italian snack that was first imported to the United States 25 years ago.
If that’s not enough to prove Nutella’s staying power, there is even a “Nutella Love Song” on YouTube
The 13 oz. jar will be sold nationwide at grocery and convenience stores for $3.89.
PEANUT BUTTER CUP SPRINKLED BROWNIES:
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
2 cups plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, divided
2/3 cup HERSHEY’S Cocoa
4 egg(s), beaten
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1-1/3 cups REESE’S Mini Peanut Butter Cups, divided
1/2 cup REESE’S Peanut Butter, creamy
Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
Melt butter in medium saucepan over low heat. Add 2 cups sugar and cocoa; stir to blend. Remove from heat. Stir in eggs and vanilla. Stir together flour, salt and baking soda; stir into chocolate mixture. Stir in 2/3 cup mini peanut butter cups; spread mixture in prepared pan.
Combine peanut butter and remaining 2 tablespoons sugar. Drop by tablespoons onto chocolate batter. Swirl with metal spatula or knife for marbled effect.
Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until brownie starts to pull from edges of pan and is set. Cool 45 minutes; sprinkle remaining 2/3 cup peanut butter cups over surface, pressing in slightly. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into squares or triangles. Makes about 24 browies.
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