White chocolate mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup polars bears are the cutest treats of the season.
For all its woes, the internet can be pretty great. (I know I’m extrapolating something big from a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup polar bear, but bear with me. Ha! “Bear.”) So one of my readers, Linda, wrote me with a great idea to make polar bears from white chocolate Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, as inspired by these Rudolph ones, which happen to have been made by my friend, Beth, of Hungry Happenings. The something big comes in with not just the small worldness and the kindness of Linda to share this idea with me, but the notions of collaboration, sharing, connecting, inspiration, and I could keep going. It’s the part of creating content that I like.
So thank you, Linda, for this great idea!! And thank you, Beth, for the original Rudolph! Linda had suggested white Tootsie Rolls, which would have been better for the ears, I think, if you can find them. My supermarket didn’t have them so I used mini marshmallows instead.
how to make white chocolate Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup polar bears
you will need:*
white chocolate mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
icing, frosting OR melted white chocolate
dark brown M and Ms
*Find candy eyes at the craft store or online. You can use store-bought icing or frosting with a toothpick. I had a bag of icing made with a tip, so I piped it on. The supermarket also sells icing in tubes with tips. The most secure choice is to melt some white chocolate chips, pour them into a ziploc and snip a bit off the corner.
what to do:
Place a Reese’s upside down. Top with some icing, frosting or melted chocolate and rest another Reese’s on top on its side, the bottom facing forward. Use the icing, frosting or chocolate to adhere candy eyes on the top and an M and M nose on the front. Snip a mini marshmallow in half. Place each half, sticky side facing forward, on the back of the head for ears. The sticky side will stick, but you may want to also add a dab of icing for extra security. Let the icing, frosting or chocolate dry and serve.