How to Melt Reese's

By Athena Hessong

Reese's chocolate-covered peanut butter cups will melt to create a peanut-flavored base for a chocolate sauce or dessert filling. The melted Reese's peanut butter cups can also be used as a chocolaty spread for toast. Because chocolate burns easily, it's simplest to melt it in a microwave and check it frequently.

Peanut Butter Cup
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The peanut butter cups will melt more easily if you chop them first.

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Step 1

Combine 1 tablespoon of butter for each Reese's Peanut Butter Cup you want to melt in a microwave-safe bowl. Use less butter for a thicker final product.

Step 2

Melt the peanut butter cups and butter in the microwave on high power for 45 to 60 seconds.

Step 3

Whisk the butter and melted Reese's peanut butter cups until smooth.