Yesterday was National Peanut Butter day. And as someone who absolutely adores peanut butter, I had to celebrate! Unfortunately, getting a Reese’s peanut butter cup McFlurry doesn’t always work.
Umm…where’s my candy? There were a few pieces of chocolate throughout, but basically this was a plain sundae. Yummy when it’s what you wanted, but not so much when you were expecting big pieces of Reese’s! I always prefer a McFlurry to a Blizzard because the candy usually isn’t mixed as thoroughly. I like being able to pick and choose my own ice cream to candy ratio. Who knew I had control issues? Oh wait, everyone.
I guess I’ll just have to make my own. It’s not like I’m new to the candy making experience. Okay, so I’m not claiming to be great at it or anything, but I can make some yummy things. BTW, I realize I overuse “yummy” a lot. In my blog, in the comments I leave on other blogs, etc. Just bear with me.
Because these are yummy! Okay, you know I had to.
Unfortunately, they weren’t the kind of texture I’d want. But you can’t really go wrong in the taste department when it comes to peanut butter and chocolate. I used a similar peanut butter mixture that I did in the pretzel bites I made for Christmas. But instead of using pretzels and dipping those in chocolate, I just put the mixture in between melted chocolate.
Melt some chocolate and divide it between cupcake wrappers or chocolate molds.
Then add peanut butter and/or whatever filling you want.
And finally, melt more chocolate to top it off.
Pretty simple! Next time I want my peanut butter to be less runny though. The taste doesn’t need sugar added to it, but I’ve got to figure out something to bulk it up into more of a dough. Maybe some oat or rice flour? I’ll have to try again.
But first I’ve got to break these in. I got them at Target after seeing them on Averie’s blog.
I guess they are technically ice cube trays, but she was right when guessing that they would work as chocolate molds. I melted the last bit of chocolate chips that I had left over from my Christmas candy making.
I don’t know how to actually make the candies pretty or anything, but it worked!
I really want to try adding something to them. Maybe some chopped nuts, or mini marshmallows or of course peanut butter. Any which way I’m sure it would be…yummy!
And the hearts are perfect for Valentine’s Day. Instead of buying chemical-filled candy, why not make your own? Sounds good to me! Not that I’m opposed to candy in pretty much any form.
What did you do to celebrate National Peanut Butter day? It seems like every single day is national something day. I wonder what today is!