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Honey, I shrunk the Reeses

They’re now perfect for your training bra!

I love playing jokes.

This year, I spared you all (You’re welcome!), but my poor real-life friends were not so lucky…


Yesterday, three friends came over for some homemade Vegan Reeses Cups.


I started by melting a frozen PMS Chocolate Bar into mini liners.

(You can use any chocolate bar.)


Then, instead of adding peanut butter, I opted for my favorite Cashew Butter.

The resulting little guys were amaze! That’s right: amaze. So good, plain amazing just wouldn’t cut it. Mini cashew-butter 32-C cups!!!


For a specific recipe, see this post: 32-C Chocolate Cups.

But wait, what about the joke?? Ah yes… well, you see, one of the mini cups was not filled with cashew butter.

There’s Mustard in my Reeses!

One of my friends was unfortunate enough to bite into a mustard-filled mini reeses. (I thought about filling them all with mustard… but honestly, what a waste of chocolate that would’ve been!) It was so funny, because she’s the type of girl who never wants to hurt anyone’s feelings. So rather than spit it right out, she kept eating the offending morsel, trying not to grimace. After a few bites, though, I had to tell her. She could not stop laughing!

Did you play any April Fools jokes?
Or did anyone else play one on you, yesterday?

Normally, I’m proud of the fact that it’s very hard to trick me on April Fools Day. (Maybe this is just because my family thinks of ridiculous jokes. Um, snow in Texas in April? Yeah, like I’m going to fall for that!) But yesterday, I think I fell for every single joke I saw on Twitter, from “Paula Deen is a vegan!” to “So-and-so blogger is moving!” to “So-and-so blogger is giving up blogging.” Yup, I fell for them all. So ashamed… lol.

Oh, and in case you didn’t know: I’m pregnant.

Published on April 2, 2011

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  1. Jojo says

    Haha, love the prank you played on your friends! It’s funny when only one person gets the mustard one, especially when your other friends are saying how good they are 😀 Those 32-C cups look delish, haha that sounds so wrong. But cashew has to be my favorite nut, so I’ll have to make these!
    I’m not a prankster, but I did try to fool one of my friends yesterday. We were planning on going out to eat to celebrate her birthday, and I told her in a serious tone, that I didn’t feel like going out that night. Now, she knows that I love eating, so she got all worried and asked me why. And I was like, “because….. it’s APRIL FOOLS!” :D:D:D

  2. Angel says

    I have a bunch of kids and life gets BUSY. They love edible pranks, but life does not always work for getting said edible pranks set up exactly ON April 1st sometimes, soooo, part of our prank is that they never know exactly when Mom is going to get around to it – just that it’ll happen. SO much fun to do, though, that we look forward to it all year.

  3. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) says

    I think cashew butter would be amaze (amazing) in these. I love it and it is so decadent. I fell for a couple of jokes yesterday about a friend being pregnant, but I wised up as soon as I said something to her…I felt like an idiot. Oh well, I guess it was that day!

  4. The Teenage Taste says

    Haha. Mustard and chocolate…what a lovely combination! Glad you had some sucessful pranks. I usually go all-out on April Fool’s Day, but this year I couldn’t really think of anything so I kept telling everyone that I have a “really big prank” planned. Yes, my big prank was no prank at all. Lame, right? 😉

  5. whitney says

    Hahah! What a great joke! I hate mustard. Some times I crave it and I can only eat a tiny drop on one whole sandwich. But on chocolate? I would barf!!! You crack me up.


  6. Lyza says

    I kinda forgot it was April Fool’s Day yesterday LOL, which is usually what I do every year. I’d probably be the perfect person to fool!! >.<

    How could you fall for Paula Deen going vegan?! I don't think I'd believe it even if it were true!!!! lol!!

    LOLLL and if I'd had food in my mouth, it would have been spat out at the fudge balls joke. That was HILARIOUS and I so did not expect that!! My favorite aspect of this blog is that it's so sweet but then out of nowhere you'll have some cute raunchy joke!!

  7. Jess says

    she doesn’t know what mustard tastes like? lol, i probably would have known right away. i was lucky enough not to get fooled yesterday. that was a good one though. 🙂

  8. Alexandra (Veggin' Out in the Kitchen) says

    Haha, your mustard trick made me laugh so hard!!! It reminds of the time my brother’s girlfriend and I hid sour cream under my brother’s whipped cream on his chocolate pie. He just got this strange look on his face and asked if the whipped cream tasted at all different to anyone else. The rest of us did such a good job of keeping our face’s straight! He didn’t even know until the next day when his girlfriend told him. Now he gets very suspicious when we linger in the kitchen 😉

    Only one person tried to fool me yesterday by telling me that my mom had a flat tire. Ya, it didn’t really work. 🙂


  9. Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner) says

    HA I would’ve totally falled for your preganant one!! I am SO bad- I fall for every joke!! Mainly cos I totally forgot it was April Fools, so I believed EVERYTHING!! 😛

    And I think I’m going to make those TONIGHT. This is obviously a theme. You post a recipe, I make it an hour or so later, and lie in a state of CCK-recipe-induced bliss 🙂

  10. [email protected] says

    Awe, you’re going to have a lil’ Chocolate Covered Baby 🙂 That’s so cute….haha 🙂
    I’ve never heard of Cashini, but now I really want to try it! I haven’t seen it at Whole Foods. Do you buy it online? Mustard in the PB cup…yuck…but you know what? SOMEONE read that and is totally going to make it because they think it will be tasty. 🙂

    • Chocolate-Covered Katie says

      I actually got the Cashini butter as a gift from the company. It was ok… but I don’t like tahini. I like their regular cashew butter a lot, though, because it’s raw (as opposed to roasted), which gives it a totally different taste :).

  11. Kiersten says

    That’s too funny Katie! Is it weird that I am now intrigued by the idea of chocolate and mustard together? You may be on to something. Although, I think I’d rather leave the mustard out of my PB cups.

    I didn’t play any April Fool’s jokes or get tricked too bad, but I’ll admit that I believed some of the ridiculous stories I read online. I didn’t fall for the one about Paula Dean being vegan though, that’s just too hard to believe!

  12. kaila @ healthy helper! says

    Omg that is tooo funny about the mustard cup….that must have tasted awful! Poor girl!

  13. Holly @ The Runny Egg says

    Love the mustard cup — I would have done the same thing “hmmm, interesting flavor katie…” Hilarious.

    Yesterday we convinced Jason’s mom that he got a new job in FL (we’re in MN) and she totally fell for it. She was so happy for us but she looked so sad too. When we finally broke the news to her we felt so bad 🙁 She laughed about it but we could tell she was pissed!

  14. Kate (What Kate is Cooking) says

    Hahaha, that’s a good trick! That’s so funny that your friend was so polite. I made brownies with pumpkin for Halloween and my friend took one bite and said something along the lines of, ‘What the hell is wrong with these?’ I thought they were good, at least 🙂

  15. chelsey @ clean eating chelsey says

    Oh my gosh, I am laughing s hard about you tricking your friend. I was wondering why you were putting mustard in chocolate when I saw that tweet yesterday!!

  16. Jen says

    I didn’t play any good tricks yesterday! The mustard one is a good one.

    And I think it’s about time I make some 32-C cups! In my last post, I talked about how I made my own cashew butter…and I think this would be a great use for the next batch! Yum.

  17. Mary @ Bites and Bliss says

    I had a dream about mini reeses!! They were spread all over the field for Easter and a ton of college kids were scrambling for them. 😛 That’sbe convenient..but I’d much rather make these!

  18. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) says

    Life pranked me good yesterday. I didnt need to add any jokes to it. But I’m doing ok all things considered. I didnt fall for any blogger jokes this year, but last year i did!

    The reeses cups look…amazing! the filling makes me want to just dive into those!!

  19. Kelsey says

    hahah that’s awesome! mustard would be SICK. what a great recipe; I bet these are so creamy with the cashew butter!

  20. McKella says

    I’m kinda of a Scrooge for April Fools, I just lay low and hope everyone else forgets what day it is. My dad is a huge prankster though. The worst was once when I was taking a shower, he slipped into the bathroom and stole all the towels! I had to use the rug! Come to think of it, I don’t think I ever got him back for that…

  21. Tina says

    My two older girls had been looking forward to April Fools’ Day for months as this seems to be the first year they really get it. So we had a day full of silly little jokes – so much fun! I love how you used the word “amaze” today. That’s actually our baby’s middle name – we call her Maisy for short. (All our girls have verbs for middle names – “imagine,” “promise,” and “amaze.”) So you made me smile by using that word today!

    One last thing, it seems a little silly to melt down a PMS chocolate bar to make these. When I make them (and that is quite often!), I just make a new batch of PMS chocolate and instead of spreading it into bar shapes, I put it into the cupcake liners. Seems like that might save you a few steps. Also, a tip for making the bars – I don’t like messing with plastic wrap so I throw all the ingredients into a ziploc bag, zip it and mush it all around till it’s mixed, then flatten it in the bag to freeze. Then I bang on it a bit to break it into pieces and have my chocolate all ready in a ziploc bag with no dishes to wash! How’s that for lazy!!! 🙂

    • Tina says

      I was wrong when I said one last thing! :{
      I’m one of your subscribers, but for some reason, I didn’t get this post as an email today. I was surprised not to “hear” from you today so I came to the website to see what was up only to see this post. It still hasn’t come into my email and I’ve even checked my spam folder to make sure it didn’t go there. Am I the only one this happened to? Weird, huh?

      • Chocolate-Covered Katie says

        Ugh. Unfortunately you’re not the only one. I didn’t realize it until you told me, though… and sadly, I know so little about computers that I don’t know what could’ve gone wrong or how to fix it :(. I can only hope it fixes itself tomorrow!!

    • Chocolate-Covered Katie says

      Hahaha no you’re right! Usually I don’t bother to make a bar and then re-melt it. But yesterday all I had were bars I’d already made, so I just used one of those instead of making a whole new batch. How’s THAT for lazy? 😉 😉

      I love your bag idea!

  22. Keri - I Eat Trees says

    Ewww, haha. I wouldn’t have been able to waste all of them, either!
    I’m not one for April Fool’s jokes… I’m not sure why. I have a sense of humor and I’m not easily offended, but I guess it was just never a tradition around here.
    My husband was talking about an April Fool’s joke post for IET for literally 6 months, and here I didn’t do a single thing. He had funny ideas, but most of them involved wasting food. I just can’t do that!!

  23. Tara says

    That is such a good prank!! I would love to do that to my mom. She knows my recipes are a little “weird” and is willing to try them. I’d love to see her reaction.

  24. Charissa says

    Haha, I just did a “Reese’s” makeover post too…

    Just wanted to say that I nominated you for a little award over at my blog! Check it out there! Hugs to you!

  25. Amrita says

    Hey Katie!
    I’m the girl from Twitter who asked about how you don’t end up broke after spending all the money you do on Vegan/Organic products. Or are awesome things like that cheaper in the states? Because things are CRAZY expensive here. Agave nectar is almost 20 bucks a bottle and coconut butter is almost 40 dollars. It’s INSANE.

    – Amrita

  26. Amrita says

    Thank you so much for taking the time to post these links for me 🙂
    Everything here is imported,which I think is what contributes to the steep pricing I face.

    Sorry if I sound like a noob! I’m quite new to this! I’m basically a vegetarian but I still consume dairy (a lot to do with how calcium contributes to fat loss because it binds fat during digestion). So I consume things like Fat Free Yogurt and Cottage Cheese quite often. Also, I’m currently still studying (poor student!) and I sell cakes from home which means I HAVE to try at least a teaspoon of everything I sell just to make sure everything tastes fine, and this is one of the hugest obstacles in my quest to go Vegan. (I can’t possibly sell something to someone if I don’t know what it tastes like :(:( )

    Sorry for the ramble! And thank you for your frequent posting, Im sure other people like me learn lots from your lifestyle 🙂

    – Am

  27. Stephanie says

    Those look so wonderful! I love your prank…mainly because it’s small and harmless and doesn’t hurt anyone’s feelings. Now, if you had made ALL of them with mustard…that would have hurt chocolate’s feelings. Which would have been absolutely unacceptable.

  28. [email protected] of Sugar Free says

    Haha….I told my mom that I didn’t want to go to college and she just about had a heart attack!!! But I made these cups before with cashew butter, too, and they are so good!!

  29. Ho says

    Okay seriously, you recipes always look SOO good! I don’t know how you stay so tiny with all those goodies all the time! You are so cute! I am going to have to make these little bad boys sometime. I am just nervous I will eat them all!

    Love you blog!

  30. Holley @ Lunges and Lashes says

    Okay seriously, you recipes always look SOO good! I don’t know how you stay so tiny with all those goodies all the time! You are so cute! I am going to have to make these little bad boys sometime. I am just nervous I will eat them all!

    Love you blog!

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