A rich peanut butter ice cream with a fudgy dark chocolate swirl and chunks of frozen Reese's cups.
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Hot fudge, warm peanut butter sauce, and chopped Reese's Peanut Butter Cups rock this irresistible recreation of the classic Friendly's Ice Cream Shoppe sundae.
If you can't resist best friends Mr. Peanut Butter and Ms. Chocolate, this re-creation of the Friendly's Ice Cream Shoppe classic is gonna rock your world. With gooey hot fudge, warm peanut butter, and chopped peanut butter cups, you might just want to forgo the ice cream all together.
The other week, I noticed a few new varieties in the cookie aisle. Chips Ahoy with Reese's? Okay, those I could get behind. Chips Ahoy with Heath Bar crumbles? Ditto. And—what were these—meltable Chips Ahoy? I'm a sucker for anything called "chewy gooey." Okay, Ahoy, let's give these a try.
Speaking as a confectioner and a chocolate lover, familiarity with great ingredients really gives an appreciation of what to look for in truly fine chocolates: character and depth of flavor; smooth texture with a thin coating; nuanced, and not too sweet. But this tasting is not about that kind of chocolate. It's about something that gives us all (yes, even you) a certain kind of comfort: drugstore Easter candy. We rated five of the classics on a very scientific scale, from one to five NOMs.
Butterfinger, Reese's (the cups and the pieces), Snickers, Oh Henry, Baby Ruth, Mr. Goodbar, Payday, Watchamacallit—so many Halloween candies involve peanuts or peanut butter. Here are some fun ways to eat them, not that there's anything wrong with the straight-from-the-wrapper approach.