Why is peanut butter in a Reeses Cup crumbly and not the texture you get in a jar?

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Why is peanut butter in a Reeses Cup crumbly and not the texture you get in a jar?

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I don’t really have a scientific answer for this, but it’s basically just that Reese’s peanut butter is packed with a shit load of extra sugar to candy it up more, and that makes it grit up.

IIRC it has extra oil and powdered sugar. I made homemade Reese’s Cups, and got my PB to be just like theirs. I think I whipped the PB with butter and powdered sugar to get it that way.

Graham Cracker Crumbs added….I too was trying to make peanut butter cups at home

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=Graham+cracker+crumb+peanut+butter+cup&ia=web

Reese’s ingredients include: peanuts, peanut oil, sugar, salt, hydrogenated vegetable oil (canola, cottonseed, and soybean oils), and corn starch. The corn starch is usually used as a thickener and is likely the cause of the crumbly consistency that Reese’s peanut butter has. Most standard peanut butter doesn’t contain corn starch.