Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Recipe Redux: Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

February=valentine's day=chocolate-right? I'll take love over candy any day, but chocolate is pretty sweet. I have a mild chocolate chip obsession, love chocolate chia pudding, chocolate coconut bliss, and a whole number of truffles. While I failed miserably at making chocolate chip pancakes Valentine's Day morning I redeemed myself with this lil treats. Reese's can eat it's heart out because it has NOTHING on this lil dudes. (Conveniently Reese's ingredients are not listed on the Hershey's website-trying to hide something much?) These lil cups are easy to make, and the dark chocolate and all-natural peanut butter have to give some wonderful health benefits right?
Chocolate PB Hearts

Ingredients:
Dark Chocolate
All Natural PB (Read: One ingredient: Peanuts)
Honey
Sea Salt (Obsessed with this smoked sea salt from Trader Joes)
Mini cupcake tins OR a candy mold OR an ice cube tray (my apt conveniently always has vday themed ice. so much love lives here)
Directions
  1. Melt 5-6 oz Dark Chocolate. In microwave or on the stove.
  2. While melting, mix 4 TBS of natural PB with 1 TBS honey ( or maple syrup) and 1/4 tsp sea salt
  3. Pour half the melted chocolate into cups/tins/molds
  4. Let cool (put in freezer to speed this up)
  5. Add dollops of pb on top of bottom layer of chocolate
  6. Cover PB with the remaining Chocolate
  7. Set in Fridge to cool/harden
  8. Enjoy!
Be My Valentine?

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20 comments:

Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean said...

how fun!!! love those molds!

Nicole @WholeHealthRD said...

So cute! And easy. I've never thought to make them like that.

Deanna - Teaspoon of Spice said...

OK - I adore reese's peanut butter cups and I like to bake so why have I never made them? Now I will - thanks for the awesome recipe!

EA-The Spicy RD said...

You had me at the title! Love your candies, and now I am forced to buy a heart shaped candy mold and make these :-). I am going to track down that smoked sea salt next time I'm at Trader Joes. Fabulous!!

Janel said...

I have heart ice cube trays! Now I neeeeeed to make these. Aren't you addicted to the smoked sea salt now?

Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers said...

I have all the ingredients, making these tonight!! Great recipe!!!!

Grocery gal said...

Yummers. I wish I was still livin w/ you and eating all your fab creations. These look devine! Must try that smoked sea salt, because, you know.

JeJe Noval, R.D. said...

Love it!! I'll have to make this one of these days!:)

Carlene @ Carlene's Figments said...

Genius. Ice cube molds?! Amazing.

Kerry said...

I love this idea! The hearts are cute but I may convert this into Easter candy.

Becky @ TOHG said...

These look delicious! Peanut butter and chocolate is a combo that's hard to beat.

Melanie Flinn said...

What a simple recipe! I adore chocolate and love this link-up you guys are doing. I just learned of it and would to join you guys next time!

Kristen (swanky dietitian) said...

Oh my gosh, these are just darling!
I love peanut butter cups so I know I just love these!!
Thanks for sharing!! :)

Britley said...

Yum! I think my husband would adore me forever if I made these. (He better anyway, right?) :) I pinned this recipe so I can make it later.

gretchen said...

holy yum... these are right up my alley! never tried the smoked sea salt... intriguing. thanks so much for sharing. these could get me in trouble.

Tanya @ Dine, Dash, and Deadlift said...

I think I need to go buy a whole bunch of differently shaped molds so I can make these for ALL occassions. Chocolate PB Cup shamrocks, eggs, flags, flowers, hearts, stars, horseshoes, clovers, and blue moons, pots of gold and rainbows, and a red balloon. Yes, I did just start quoting the Lucky Charms tag line there! :-)

Regan - The Professional Palate said...

I'm dying to make these. Where'd you get the little molds?

Meal Makeover Mom Janice said...

My oh my, these sure do look good! I guess it's time for me to give these a try - my kids love chocolate and peanut butter...

Alexandra Caspero said...

These look awesome! Such a healthy take on traditional reeses peanut butter cups.

Marie Spano said...

So pretty and smoked sea salt - I will have to try that since I love regular sea salt and smoked flavoring. Brilliant idea!