People Are Going Nuts For These Nutcracker-Shaped Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

The holidays are fast approaching, which means store shelves are full of Christmas tree- and snowflake- and bell-shaped everything. It's cute and all, but there's gotta be another holiday shape, right? Well, leave it to Reese to find the thing our pantries and bellies have been longing for. Just when we thought they'd come up with everything, they've proved us wrong yet again.

The new holiday edition Reese's Peanut Butter Nutcrackers are shaped like the classic toy soldiers, and they have us ready to take a giant bite of holiday cheer.

From their colorful wrappers to their unique chocolate shapes, we are feeling mighty sweet on these little Reese's nutcrackers.

We're ready to stand at attention and salute these candies.

Although the nutcracker dates back to German tradition, they've become a symbol of the holidays (much like the ballet of the same name), and despite their authoritarian demeanor, we've fully embraced them as a warm and fuzzy sign of Christmas.

If these guys are going to command me to eat them, who am I to challenge authority?

There's a nutcracker soldier for everyone.

One of the fun things about these peanut butter nutcracker chocolates is that they come in different colored wrapping denoting different skin tones and hair color.

It's an unexpected nod to diversity and we're totally here for it. Does politically correct chocolate taste sweeter? There's only one way to find out.

You're nuts if you're not going to stock up on these while they're in store.

Let's be real, there's no way one bag is going to take you through the holidays. Grab a bunch, stockpile them somewhere where the kids won't find them, and maybe think about sacrificing a couple bags to Christmas morning.

It just seems fitting to stuff them in stockings as you're simultaneously stuffing them in your face.

Gather 'round ye sugar plum fairies, Mouse Kings, and Russian dancers.

There are enough nutcrackers to go around, so be sure to spread the cheer among your whole brood. And yeah, stash some away for you to enjoy when they've all scurried off to bed.

Reese's Peanut Butter Nutcrackers are available at mass retailers for around $3 for a 10-ounce bag.

If you pick up some bags for the holidays or just to satisfy your sweet tooth, let us know what you think in the comments.

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