We all love chocolate and peanut butter, but Reese’s peanut butter cups are the last thing you want to eat. These are sold at every corner, but what you don’t know is that these tiny cups are full of TBHQ.
Some background information
Reese was a shipping foreman for Milton S. Hershey. He came with the idea to produce the peanut butter cups, and that helped him build his own business. He was no longer in the dairy farming business. Reese’s small family business was located in his basement.
Reese’s peanut butter cups are made with 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.
Researchers have revealed a terrible information about the soy we consume. About 93% of the soy in our country is actually GMO. Soy lecithin affects fertility and damages the reproductive organs. it’s also linked to severe behavioral and cerebral abnormalities. Studies have found that soy lecithin can cause breast cancer.
Producers use polyglycerol polyricinoleate instead of cocoa butter to cut down costs. PGRP is made from castor beans, and it actually reduces the viscosity of chocolate. Scientists have found that it affects the gastrointestinal tract, and causes allergies in children.
Tertiary butylhidroquinone is derived from petroleum, and that’s pretty much everything you should know about it. It’s a toxic substance that causes nausea, vomiting, ringing in the ears, delirium, and collapse. TBHQ damages lungs and umbilical cells, and triggers the development of abnormal cancer cells in the stomach. It’s even more dangerous for children, and causes anxiety, restlessness, and ADHD symptoms.
Homemade organic peanut butter cups
Reese’s taste like heaven, but you don’t want to put your health at risk, right? If you’re crazy for peanut butter, you’ll definitely love our recipe. You can buy organic peanut butter cups or just make your own tiny cups.
- 12 muffin tin liners
- 12 oz organic dark chocolate
- 1 cup organic peanut butter
- /4 cup raw honey
- ¼ tsp. organic salt
- Trim the muffin cups to make them shallow.
- Melt the dark chocolate over steam for 1-2 minutes, but don’t overcook it.
- Pour the melted chocolate into your muffin cups. Use a teaspoon to do this. Freeze.
- Combine your peanut butter, honey and salt in a separate bowl. Heat the resulting mixture in a small saucepan. You don’t need high heat for this one.
- Pour the peanut butter mixture into your now frozen cups, but make sure you leave a tiny bit of space at the top for another chocolate layer.
- Put the cups in your fridge for 10 minutes, then flatten the butter. Put the cups in your fridge for another hour.
- By now your chocolate has become hard again, so you need to rewarm it. Add another layer over your cups. Put the cups back in your fridge.
Your homemade peanut butter cups are ready! Go organic and enjoy! Check the video below for a vegan-friendly version of this recipe.