If you are fortunate enough to live near a Whole Foods, then I hope you have discovered the magic that is their fresh ground honey roasted peanut butter. It is unlike ANY other peanut butter out there. I would probably left arm for this stuff... it is that good.
This past weekend, our chocolate cravings kicked in and I started raiding the cabinet to see what I could whip up. Chocolate chips. Peanut Butter. Sea Salt. You only need three ingredients to make this outrageously easy and chocolate-y snack!
I'm going to cut this post short because I am in the middle of packing. I can barely sit still because we are headed to Cleveland for my friend Allison's wedding (remember her bachelorette party a few months back)! All of the girls in the wedding are not only best friends, but we have basically considered ourselves sisters for more years than I can count. It is going to be an un-fricking-believable weekend celebrating Ally and Mark!
Hopefully the next time I check back in with you will be with a few snaps of the lovely day, but if you can't wait that long, you can always find my latest happenings on Instagram. Have a great weekend everyone!~!~!
Homemade Peanut Butter Cups with Flake Salt
Makes about 10-12 cups
1 pound chocolate (dark or milk)
Line the muffin cups on a cookie sheet and lightly spray the inside of the cups with a bit of non-stick spray.
Place the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 30 second increments, stirring after each. Once it has mostly melted and there are just a few lumps remaining, just take it out and keep stirring to melt the rest of the chips. Chocolate can burn very easily so you want to play it safe. It also helps if you have a large Pryex glass cup with a spout because that will make it easier to pour in the cups.
Once the chocolate has melted, spoon 1-2 tablespoons of chocolate into the bottom of each cup. Be conservative with this because you don't want super thick cups (or maybe you do?). Now place all of the cups in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes for the chocolate to harden.
Remove from fridge and add about 1 tablespoon of peanut butter on top, pressing down so it almost goes to the edges. Cover the peanut butter with 1-2 tablespoons of remaining chocolate. Sprinkle a little bit of sea salt over the top and refrigerate again until hard.
Remove from fridge and enjoy with a tall glass of cold milk!