Today was one of those days. I just couldn’t help myself, the urges were simply too strong! No matter how hard I fought, I could feel I was weakening, until I knew I was no longer in control and the craving for chocolate had indeed won. I searched the kitchen frantically – surely we had some chocolate somewhere??? I looked inside the fridge, nothing! In the freezer? Alas, it too was suffering a chocolate drought. Whilst staring into the cupboard (and in pure desperation wondering what cocoa powder would taste like straight from the spoon) I spotted my saviour. Pushed way back into the darkest depths of the cupboard was a forgotten bag of chocolate baking chips – HURRAH!
So what was I going to do with this hero chocolate? It was going to have to be something GOOD to defeat the mighty craving I was suffering. So armed with the chocolate, some powdered sugar and a jar of peanut butter, I went into battle!
These peanut butter centred chocolates are extremely easy to make and need only three ingredients (hurrah!) – chocolate baking chips, powdered (icing) sugar and peanut butter. Surprisingly peanut butter had no place in my life before I met my American husband, but now I simply cannot imagine life without it! I also love almond butter and sunflower seed butter, which would work just as well. I also used milk chocolate chips, but you could customise these with dark, semi-sweet, or white chocolate.
As a chocolate addict, I am ashamed to admit that I don’t possess a single chocolate mould (shocking!), but I didn’t let that deter me. What I do have is this cute silicone owl shaped ice cube mould that is also perfect for chocolate making.
To get started you need to melt the peanut butter in the microwave for approx. 30 seconds until it’s melted. Then sift in the powdered sugar and stir the mixture until it’s smooth.
Now you need to melt the chocolate in the microwave. Do this in 30 second intervals, stirring after each time, until the chocolate is smooth.
Place one teaspoon of melted chocolate into each cup of the mould. Then top each one with a teaspoon of the peanut butter mixture.
Fill each cup with the remaining chocolate and chill in fridge to harden.
To follow this recipe you will need the following equipment:
- Silicone Mould – I used the Tovolo® Owl Ice Cube Mould
- ¼ Cup Measuring Spoon
- 1 Cup Measuring Spoon
- 2 Microwave Safe Bowls
- 1 Teaspoon
- 1 Spatula
Also photographed is my fave Chopping Block from John Boos & Co.
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Peanut Butter Chocolates
¼ Cup Creamy Peanut Butter
¼ Cup Powdered Sugar
1 Cup Chocolate Chips
Melt the peanut butter in the microwave for approx. 30 seconds until it’s melted, then sift in the powdered sugar. Stir until mixture is smooth.
Now melt the chocolate in the microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring each time, until smooth.
Place one teaspoon of melted chocolate into each cup of the mould.
Top each one with a teaspoon of the peanut butter mixture.
Fill each cup with the remaining chocolate.
Chill in fridge to harden.