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Here Are All The Sweet Valentine’s Day Chocolates You Can Only Find At Target

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Looking for something a little sweet to shower your loved ones with this Valentine’s Day? Target has just announced the addition of an exclusive line of candies and sweets to woo ya boo.

After all, nothing says “I love you” more than gratuitous amounts of sugar in whimsical packaging.

Exclusive chocolates include: Hershey’s White Cookie Cupcake Kisses, Reese’s Pink Peanut Butter Hearts, Russell Stover Champagne Flavored Valentines Chocolates, Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Cupid, Dove Caramel & Milk Chocolate, Ghirardelli Strawberry & Chocolate Valentines Squares, Ghirardelli Dark & Truffle Valentines Chocolate, Nerds Valentine Cherry and Lemon Boxes, Green & Black’s Assorted Chocolate Collection, M&M’s Valentine’s Chocolates, M&M’s Chocolates, Russell Stover Assorted Valentines Chocolate, Skittles Wild Berry Valentine’s Fun Packs.

Most definitely a mouthful we wouldn’t mind one bit.

The chocolates will be available at all Target locations through the month of February. If you’re one to wait last-minute, however, we recommend you get your chocolate-lovin’ butts down there a few days before Valentine’s. Just in case they sell out.

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News Sweets What's New

Pecan Pie M&M’s And Spooky Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Are Now At Walmart

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There are only a few days left until our favorite holiday of all time: Halloween. While the candy-centric season has led to many pumpkin spiced variants, these, thankfully are not in that category.

Walmart, just released three chocolates that capture the spirit of the spooky holiday without any trace pumpkin spice to be found.

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Candy consumers will find Brach’s Sea Salt Chocolate Candy Corn, Reese’s Halloween Print Peanut Butter Cups, and M&M’s Pecan Pie at the retail chain. The latter two being items exclusive to Walmart.

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The Reese’s printed cups and sea salt candy corn are completely new to the candy aisle while the pecan pie M&M’s are making a return for the holiday season.

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Designs for the Reese’s include jack-o-lantern faces, spooky ghosts, and bats. You can enjoy them for an entire two seconds before popping them into your mouths.

Customers can find them at participating Walmart retailers through the Halloween season.

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Sweets

Reese’s Releases New Peanut Butter Chocolate Spread, Watch Your Back Nutella

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Reese’s fans will be stoked to hear the classic Reese’s peanut butter and chocolate taste is now available in spread form.

We can have Reese’s on toast, bake a Reese’s cake, or just eat it out of the jar when we’re sad.

The retail price for a 13-ounce jar is $3.89, so don’t let your local liquor store hustle you for a $5 jar.

In case you’ve never used spread in your life, the Reese’s Web site shows you things you can pair the spread with, like celery. It also has recipes for some bomb-looking pies, cakes and cookies.

I’m not much of a baker, but I can definitely mess around with this peanut butter, chocolate and bacon recipe.

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Packaged Food

Sorry Reese’s, Butterfinger Set to Launch Peanut Butter Cups in 2014

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Ever stand in the checkout line at the grocery store with a dollar burning a hole in your pocket and you just can’t decided between a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup or a Butterfinger? Well, looks like you don’t have to worry any longer. Nestle Butterfinger has announced that they will be introducing a new addition in the form of Butterfinger Cups in 2014.

Says Nestle to the world:

The cup just got crunchy.

Nestle will launch their Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cups next year with an ad airing during the Super Bowl half-time show. What’s this mean for Reese’s? How will it change the way we all look at peanut butter cups? I guess we’ll find out in 2014.

But for now in the spirit of Butterfinger, here’s a little ’90s nostalgia.

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Recipes

Peanut Butter Cups

Believe it or not, it wasn’t until I was nearly 20 years old before deciding to give peanut butter a taste test. It all started with a Reese’s Cup.

Everyone always raved about how good these cups were, but I just couldn’t get myself to eat them. Buttery, spreadable peanuts were not my kind of a snack. If I was going to spread anything on a piece of bread, it was going to be Nutella or Eurokrem (hazelnuts and milk spread), not peanuts.

Until that one day at Speedway.

I was waiting to pay for the gas I had just pumped, and these candy bars were all just staring at me…errr I was staring at them. I eliminated every candy bar that had peanuts in it. I then changed my mind. I wanted to be daring! I put all the peanut candy bars back in play and I got rid of the favorites. After some deliberation, I made a choice – Reese’s and I were going to get to know each other, and like it.

Like it? I loved it! I ate up both cups while driving, and then I pulled over at another gas station to buy some more!

Soon enough I learned that I could make my own at home, but would they taste the same?

After several trials and errors, in my opinion, Miss Martha’s recipe is pretty darn close to it, if not better. This recipe contains white chocolate, as well as semi-sweet chocolate, and of course, peanut butter:

 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

(recipe courtesy of Martha Stewart)

You will need:

4 ounces white chocolate, chopped

1/2 cup smooth peanut butter ( my favorite to use is Natural Peanut Butter by Smucker’s)

12 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped (I like to use dark chocolate)

2 tablespoons unsalted roasted peanuts, chopped

Directions:

Line two 12-cup mini muffin pans with paper liners; set aside.

In a microwave-safe bowl, combine white chocolate and peanut butter. Microwave, until almost melted, 1 to 1 1/2 minutes, stirring halfway through.

Set aside to cool slightly.

Meanwhile, place semisweet chocolate in another microwave-safe bowl.

Microwave, stirring once or twice, until almost melted, 2 to 3 minutes.

Dividing evenly, use a spoon to layer semisweet chocolate and peanut butter mixture into liners, beginning and ending with chocolate; sprinkle with peanuts.

Place muffin pans in freezer until peanut butter cups are firm, about 15 minutes.

Bring to room temperature before serving.

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