December 16 08


well, since i’m still trying to recover from some residual stomach gnomes that are shredding my innards (see? who needs Jillian Michaels and her 30-day-shred? MY body shreds itself. awesome) and just thinking about food makes my stomach turn (which really sucks because i had to go back to the toast and water diet and i REALLY need coffee to, you know, FUNCTION, and i really need to eat the chocolate and caramel popcorn that showed up at my desk from a photo researcher who clearly knows the way to my heart. YUM. but clearly doesn’t know that i’m dying from some sort of awful plague that has befallen on casa de martell and so she doesn’t know that the popcorn just sits and TAUNTS me all the livelong day. boo!) i figured in lieu of, well, an actual post, i’d just give you the recipe you’ve all been begging for

Doris’ Homemade Reese Cups

1 lb. butter or margarine

28  ounces Peanut Butter

2 boxes icing sugar (sifted)

Paraffin wax  (3/4 of a cake, usually)

1-12 oz. bag milk chocolate chips and 1- 12oz. bag peanut butter chips


Melt butter. mix sugar, peanut butter and butter.  roll into balls, meatball style. Freeze and take out a few balls at a time to dip.

Melt paraffin with chocolate and peanut butter chips in a double boiler; keep hot.

Dip balls into chocolate mixture, using toothpicks or a two-prong fork; place on waxed paper. place pecan over the hole from the toothpick or fork. Store in tightly sealed containers.  Will keep indefinitely in the refrigerator…or until you EAT THEM ALL!

beware: these are highly addictive.


ps. many of you have asked about the kitchen. it’s NOT mine. it belongs to my stepmom and dad. and actually looks a lot more like this now…


my kitchen, apparently, doesn’t like to be photographed, since this picture is from more than TWO YEARS AGO. and clearly, my hair doesn’t like to be brushed. heh.


  1. Look at bald Isabella!

    Also, can you just send me some of those? Because I can’t make them because I do not need to eat all of them (which I will). And I don’t have a double boiler. And sending some to me in the mail would just be easier and in the holiday spirit and all.

    Kristabellas last blog post..Epic FAIL

    Comment by Kristabella on December 16, 2008
  2. I think I developed diabetes reading that recipe.

    Comment by katie ~ motherbumper on December 16, 2008
  3. Now my wife has NO EXCUSE!

    Comment by SciFi Dad on December 16, 2008
  4. So, what was on the table in the first photo, that was clearly a snack, right?

    Ohhh, mannn, now I’m REALLY hungry!

    IrishGumbos last blog post..How Many Shoes Is That In Dog Terms?

    Comment by IrishGumbo on December 16, 2008
  5. I can testify that those peanut butter cups are DA BOMB.

    Comment by Angella on December 16, 2008
  6. I’m actually going to try those.
    But … icing sugar comes in bags at all the stores near me. Do you know how much is in a box?
    Also, I had no idea I could cook with wax.

    Comment by LD on December 16, 2008
  7. uhh, your FOOD looks like heaven!

    Comment by jolie on December 16, 2008
  8. oh my goodness… no other words, just drool and incoherent babble.

    Comment by Holly on December 16, 2008
  9. my teeth hurt just looking at that picture

    Comment by hillary on December 16, 2008
  10. I’ve gained 15 pounds from the last time you posted that picture to today, just THINKING about those treats And now the recipe?! I would eat every one of those. MUST HAVE!

    Comment by foradifferentkindofgirl (fadkog) on December 16, 2008
  11. I think we have the same granite…in the new picture, not the old.

    Check it out:

    Comment by Di on December 16, 2008
  12. I am envious of your many many cupboards!

    Comment by LovingDanger on December 16, 2008
  13. Mmmm…. And it would be totally easy to make a vegan version of those. yum!

    Comment by Haley-O on December 16, 2008
  14. Those look AMAZING. Drooling from here in SNOW TOWN, USA. Also, don’t you make fun of your hair. It’s glorious!:)

    Comment by Kaleigha on December 16, 2008
  15. On the one hand: That much sugar might make me vomit. On the other hand: OMFG CHOCOLATE!

    We shall see which wins.

    Comment by Heather B. on December 16, 2008
  16. I’m drooling!

    Comment by Teena in Toronto on December 17, 2008
  17. Parafin wax? Seriousl you can eat that? I’m kind of… unsure about that.
    chocolate carmel popcorn? now thats making me drooolll….

    monstergirlees last blog post..Its too cold out so here’s a warm summer day for you!

    Comment by monstergirlee on December 17, 2008
  18. I’m confused on the wax as well. Do you melt the wax with the chips, or use the wax instead of the water in the double broiler?

    it’s EDIBLE wax. you melt it with the chips. it’s what gives the chocolate coating more of a hard outside. ~ Ali

    Comment by Sherendipity on December 17, 2008
  19. When you say it takes 3/4 of a cake of paraffin, is that 3/4 of one of those “bars”, ’cause the box comes with 4 “bars”-or is it 3 “bars” out of the 4…or am I just confusing you now???

    Comment by Amberlea on December 17, 2008
  20. Those look SO good. I must NOT make them or I will gain one hundred pounds. From eating them all.

    Comment by Courtney on December 18, 2008
  21. Oh my gosh how did I miss this post?? Thank you so much! Now maybe that picture will stop haunting me! 😛

    Comment by AJ on December 18, 2008
  22. Ok, you are the devil. Nom nom nom!

    Comment by anne nahm on December 18, 2008
  23. I MADE THESE LAST NIGHT! omg, i did not use the wax and i cut the recipe in half and still made a freaking bazillion of them. they are FAR better than any buckeye recipe and i am in LOVE!
    ps- i also dipped them in white chocolate… HEAVEN!

    jennsters last blog post..i’m tired of being a fat ass

    Comment by jennster on December 19, 2008
  24. I’m making these again this year!!! Thanks Ali!! (My husband thanks you too…)

    Comment by suzanne on December 18, 2010

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