We all grew up with Reese’s peanut butter cups. But, these are the last thing you want to eat. We’ll give you a few good reasons to stop eating the tiny bites made of nothing.
So, next time you crave for something sweet, skip Reese’s peanut butter cups. But first, let’s go through some background information
Mr. Reese gave us the tiny butter cups in 1928. He was working as a shipping foreman for Milton S. Hershey. After he came up with the idea of producing the butter cups, Mr. Reese quit his dairy business.
So, Mr. Reese made the tiny butter cups in all shapes and sizes. The small family business war born in Reese’s basement.
Do you know that Reese’s butter cups contain TBHQ?
If by any chance you didn’t know it, the cups are made of Milk chocolate, (milk, chocolate, sugar, cocoa butter, chocolate, no fat milk, milk fat, lactose, soy lecithin, PGPR), peanuts, sugar dextrose, salt, TBHQ and citric acid.
- Soy lecithin
Most of the soy we eat is genetically modified. Soy lecithin is detrimental to reproductive organs. It leads to serious behavioral and cerebral abnormalities. Some researchers say it causes breast cancer.
Producers use polyglycerol polyricinoleate instead of cocoa butter. This shrinks costs, and provides higher profits. PGPR is made from castor beans, and it reduces viscosity of chocolate. According to studies, it causes gastrointestinal disorders and allergies in children.
Tertiary butylhidroquinone is made from petroleum, and that’s probably pretty much everything you need to know about it. This toxin causes nausea, vomiting, ringing in the ears, delirium, and collapse.
It damages the lungs and alters the umbilical cells. Studies have found that it causes stomach cancer. But, children suffer the most. TBHQ causes anxiety, restlessness, and severe ADHD symptoms.
Make your own peanut butter cups
Reese’s perfect butter cups are super tasty, your health matters. We suggest that you opt for a safer alternative, and make your own butter cups. These are available in healthy food stores, but the following recipe is out of this world.
- 12oz organic dark chocolate
- 1 cup organic peanut butter
- ¼ cup raw honey
- ¼ tsp. organic salt
You will also need 12 muffin tin liners.
- Trim the muffin cups. You need them to be shallow.
- Melt the dark chocolate for 1-2 minutes, and be careful, you shouldn’t overcook it.
- Pour the chocolate in your cups, and freeze.
- Mix your peanut butter, honey and salt. Heat the mixture slightly. In this way you’ll be able to pour it in the cups more easily.
- Fill the cups, and leave enough space for the top layer of chocolate.
- Freeze the cups for 10 more minutes, and flatten with a spoon. Keep them in your freezer for an hour.
- Pour another layer of chocolate, and put them back in the fridge.
So, there you have it. Your homemade peanut butter cups are ready.
Watch the video below, and try the vegan version of the recipe.