I have a pretty dominant sweet tooth, and – while I try to avoid it – I can often be found eating chocolate chips by the handful. The other day, while I was making peanut butter, and munching away on a couple chocolate chips, I had the brilliant idea of making some Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups. I didn’t want to use powdered sugar to make a sweet peanut butter filling, so I opted to make Peanut Butter Chocolate Melts instead.
These chocolates melt in your mouth and are filled with peanuts for added crunch and flavor. They are ridiculously easy to make, because I used chocolate chips instead of making my own chocolate with cocoa butter. I also used a microwave, but you could use the stove top to melt the chocolate chips as well.
Here is the recipe for Peanut Butter Chocolate Melts:
1 Cup Dark Chocolate Chips
1/2 Cup Unsalted Roasted Peanuts
2 tsp Coconut Oil
1 Tbsp Peanut Butter
In a microwave safe dish, microwave the chocolate chips for 30 seconds. Remove from the microwave, stir, and then heat again. Repeat this step until the chocolate is all melted and smooth.
Stir in the coconut oil and peanut butter until melted.
Stir in the peanuts.
Line a muffin pan with parchment paper baking cups.
Using a tablespoon, drop one spoonful of the chocolate mixture into each of the baking cups.
This recipe makes approximately 12 chocolates (18 – 24 if you use smaller spoonfuls, and miniature muffin tins).
Optional: Top each chocolate with a roasted peanut.
Freeze the muffin pan and chocolates for 10 – 15 minutes.
Remove from freezer and enjoy!
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
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