Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Homemade Raw Peanut Butter Patties

How can the world be filled with people who don't like peanut butter and chocolate, especially when combined?

I'm not joking. Please help me out with this one. I just can't seem to wrap my head around the idea. Don't they know they're missing out on the world's best flavor combination? More importantly, does this mean they've never eaten a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup?



Photo courtesy of hersheys.com

gasp!

Reese's Peanut Butter Cups were a staple in my diet until the age of fifteen. I ate them at the movies, chopped them up to put in ice cream; and bought a package from my high school's vending machine at least twice a week during freshman year.

Oh, the memories. :)

These days, I rarely indulge in peanut butter cups of any kind, unless they come from Krause's Homemade Candy. However, a craving for the classic candy and an urge to experiment with melted chocolate Saturday led to this creation . . .

Homemade Raw Peanut Butter Patties 


Recipe courtesy of Minimalist Baker 



These homemade raw peanut butter patties are simply amazing and incredibly easy to make. If you have a food processor, you're good-to-go.


Upon first bite, you crunch into the dark chocolate shell. Then, you're greeted by the chewy thickness of the peanut butter patty. 

These little nuggets would seriously pass for Reese's Peanut Butter Cups if I prepared them in a mini muffin tin with baking cups. However, unlike the original, this ingredient list is short and simple - no preservatives and no nonsense.


If you're having a party, make these patties and stick them in the freezer until you're ready to serve them. Better yet, surprise a friend or family member who loves the sweet and salty combination with a batch. I promise - this person will love you forever, and you'll be forced to make patties for every gift-giving occasion thereafter.

Although these are great ideas, who really needs an excuse to make homemade Reese's Peanut Butter Cups? I certainly don't. :)

Questions:

  1. What was your favorite childhood candy?
  2. Milk, dark or white chocolate? Choose one.
 

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Of Possible Interest:


12 Healthy Homemade Candy Recipes from the Nourishing Gourmet

Homemade Almond Joy Candy Bars from Huffington Post's Food 52

Homemade Take 5 Candy Bars from Desserts with Benefits 

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