No one ever stays mad at me for long. Sure, I can be obnoxious at times – like when I tried to convince Kobe that he had green and purple stuff on his nose. Sure, I can be overly dramatic at time – like that whole spaghetti complex. Sure, I have other faults; but, in an attempt to protect my self-esteem, I won’t get into them.
Still, people seem to like me. I have friends. They like coming over. Perhaps it has to do with my homemade dark chocolate peanut butter cups.
Kobe messaged me earlier today to find out what I was doing. Upon learning I was busy making peanut butter cups, he told me I’m his favorite. Finally!
His favorite what, you might ask? I have the same question. I’ll be asking tonight when he gets home… before he gets any peanut butter cups. He better have a good answer. Hopefully he doesn’t, then I won’t need to share my peanut butter cups.
I love my husband. I really do. I just also love chocolate – and peanut butter. Put them together and I’m not in a sharing mood. I previously discussed my poor sharing skills with you. I blame my kindergarten teachers.
The best part is that these dark chocolate peanut butter cups are completely dairy-free. (I probably shouldn’t have to tell you this but they contain peanuts – so beware if you have allergies.)
They will last about 10 days in a sealed container in the fridge. I mean, they would last that long if you don’t eat them all before that.
In a double boiler (or microwave), melt chocolate over low heat. Stir occasionally for even heat distribution.
Meanwhile, set 20 mini muffin cups out on a baking sheet.
Using a small spatula, paint the inside of each cup with melted chocolate. Place in the fridge and allow chocolate to set for one hour.
Meanwhile, mix peanut butter, confectioner’s sugar, salt, and vanilla.
Evenly distribute the peanut butter mixture among the cups. Using a small spatula, smooth the tops.
Cover with a thin layer of melted chocolate. Place back in fridge to set – approximately 45 minutes.
The two most important things you should know about me: I’m newly married and I LOVE to cook. I delight in experimenting with new recipes, new cuisines, and new ingredients. I read cookbooks in bed and rarely make the same thing twice. When the urge strikes, I also bake. I strive to cook healthful nutritious food. Sometimes, I end up making…Read More