Did that get your attention?
Now here’s something that got mine:
“how can i clean my butts as they have some black part”
I don’t know either. That was a search engine term that led someone to my blog yesterday. I get some pretty strange/funny ones, but this by far, was the most troublesome.
Have I ever blogged about how to clean your butt if you have a black part?!
What does that even mean?!!!?
I’m mostly intrigued that this person claims to have more than one butt. I truly hope he or she figured out how to clean his or her butts, especially the black part.
Welp, it provides the perfect segway into today’s topic: homemade chocolate. Except, this kind was made in my kitchen. And it’s edible.
I’ve always wanted to make my very own Reese’s peanut butter cups and I finally took the plunge. I shelled out some cold hard cash to buy mini muffin tins specifically for these babies. It was the best $24 I’ve spent in a long time.
These are actually fairly easy to make, if you have the patience.
I don’t have patience, but I do have an undying love for chocolate.
And peanut butter.
And black part on my butts.
And chocolate and peanut butter together.
Peanut Butter Cup Recipe
- 1 cup Creamy Peanut Butter, divided
- 4 1/2 teaspoons butter, softened
- 1/2 cup Confectioners’ (powdered) Sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 2 cups Semisweet Chocolate Chips (I used Milk Chocolate)
- 4 Milk Chocolate Candy Bars (1.55 ounces each), coarsely chopped (I used Hershey’s)
- Colored sprinkles, optional
- Fill mini muffin tins with mini paper liners.
- In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup peanut butter, butter and confectioners sugar and salt until smooth, set aside.
- In a microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips, candy bars and remaining peanut butter, stir until smooth. (this usually takes about 2 minutes)
- Drop a teaspoonful of chocolate mixture into paper liners. Top each with a scant teaspoonful of peanut butter mixture (I rolled mine into small balls)
- Top each with chocolate mixture to cover. Decorate with sprinkles if desired. Refrigerate until set.
As you can see, I lined my pan with adorable, overpriced mini liners, which didn’t even matter in the end, because you couldn’t see the design, and the paper was hard to peel off. I would recommend using cooking spray on the liners for easy removal.
These were seriously TDF- even better than old faithful, Reese’s. I clearly haven’t perfected the art of making them look pretty, as peanut butter is leaking out of the sides, but that didn’t matter.
The taste… ohhhhhh the taste!
Foodgasm after foodgasm as I pop these in my mouth like, well, candy. The flavors were smooth and creamy, and the peanut butter filling had a great consistency. The chocolate to peanut butter ratio was like 2:1 but it was the perfect balance.
Having 48 of these little fellas sitting in my fridge was bad news. With bite-sized confections as tempting as these, it was too easy to just have “one” followed by another “one,” so I did
my hips a favor a good deed: I bagged up the most presentable ones, tied them with some Christmas ribbon, and gave them away to co-workers.
These are make great gifts for the holiday, or favors for weddings, showers, etc. That’s if you’re willing to part with them, of course.
If you need me, I’ll be cleaning my butts- they have some black part.