Tuesday, August 23

sweets for my sweet

My title should really say sweets for me. I have the worst sweet tooth. Ty will eat them, but he can stop at one chocolate, cupcake, etc. I'm always wanting more.

chocolates from a little chocolate shop downtown
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above: champagne chocolates and italian hazlenut
below: sea salted caramels and peanut butter chocolates
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I was in the mood to bake something the other day, but it was too hot to use the oven. I remembered those yummy peanut butter chocolates pictured above and decided to make my own. I found several recipes online and combined them into this one.
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I only had so much chocolate chips and powdered sugar on hand and I didn't want to make a million peanut butter cups, so I halved the recipe and then halved it again. So if you don't want to make a ton, then use this recipe. I think it made 12-15 cups. I made three large ones, because I ran out of mini liners.
ingredients:
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 to 1/2 cup powdered sugar, do it to taste
1/2 tbsp butter
1 cup chocolate chips
PAM
mini cupcake liners

Empty the peanut butter into a bowl and stir in the powdered sugar. Mix in the softened butter and set aside. The powdered sugar and butter make the peanut butter incredibly smooth and tasty!

Melt the chocolate in the microwave with a small dollop of crisco. The crisco helps melt the chocolate smoothly. Arrange the cupcake liners in a mini muffin pan or on a baking sheet and spray them with PAM.

Spoon the melted chocolate into the cupcake liners and coat the bottom and sides of the liners the best you can. Set the extra chocolate aside. Place the tray into the refrigerator for 5-10 minutes. Pipe or spoon the peanut butter mixture into the cooled chocolate cups.

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Spoon the remaining chocolate on top of the peanut butter and place the tray back in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to completely set. Then eat just one and place the rest back in the fridge, because you have amazing willpower.
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cupcakes from a local cupcakery, kupcakz

The top right one is a peach cake with bourbon infused frosting. Yum, yum.

Now that I've developed a muffin top from all the sweets and Ty has somehow managed to lose weight, I've switched to these:
snackwells
sooooo good.

14 comments:

  1. Oh dear. Now I'm craving chocolate. Those peanut butter chocolate things you made look SO good! I'm definitely adding it to my list to try.

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  2. haha, amazing willpower...I think I would've eaten them all. They look delicious!

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  3. They look delicious! Way to go!

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  4. I have such a sweet tooth too. Most of the time I'd rather eat candy or cupcakes for lunch rather than real food.

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  5. I just did the cardio/strength workout you posted a few posts back - yowza! Great workout!!

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  6. I'm with you! I have SUCH a sweet tooth! I definitely need to try my hand with those Snackwells...I hadn't heard of them before now. Thanks!

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  7. yuuuuuuum those chocolates look so good!!

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  8. Oh, my gosh!! Thank you for posting these! It's just what I needed after a ridiculously long day. And I can promise you, I don't have the willpower to just have one :)

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  9. Yummy Food and that's delicious look. really fantastic this post i love it .cool idea
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  10. All of these look delicious! Yum yum :)

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  11. Aren't the Glacier Chocolates gorgeous??? Also, how were the Kupcakz? I have been hit and miss there. I want to try the new place on Brookside - Sweeties!

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  12. oh my goodness, friend, everything looks and sounds so yummy! and I love your pb cups, so cute! food and sweets will power, what's that?? ;)

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  13. Yum! I think I just gained 5 pounds by reading this, haha. Isn't that how it works as you get older?

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  14. I'm always halving recipes, too many on hand is dangerous for my lack of self-control!

    & I love when chocolates have the prints on them (top photo)

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