REESE’S peanut butter cups were created by Harry Burnett (H.B.) Reese in 1928. H.B. Reese was a former employee of the Hershey Chocolate Company when he invented REESE’S peanut butter chocolate candy.
REESE’S peanut butter cups begin with roasting fresh peanuts for REESE’S one-of-a-kind peanut butter. The peanut butter and milk chocolate are then dropped and pressed into a mold that gives REESE’S cups their iconic shape.