Espresso Cocoa Nib Peanut Butter Cups
The holidays are speeding their way to us – I know this because Halloween came upon us so fiercely that I never had time to put together the Inigo Montoya costume that I so very much wanted to wear. Knowing this, Streusel and I decided it was high time we did some planning. With that in mind, this November is all about edible gifts – little presents we can give that are tasty, but not too fussy or expensive. With a bit of planning now, we can hopefully avoid some chaos next month.
I’ve mentioned once or twice before, I have a thing for peanut butter… I feel like I must’ve been good in a previous life and therefore peanut butter was bestowed upon me. Love the stuff. Can’t get enough of it.
Due to my love, this means that jars of randomly flavored nut butters occupy a good portion of our cabinet space. We discovered this Espresso Cocoa Nib Peanut Butter in a gift shop about 8 months ago. I couldn’t resist buying, and after a few spoonfuls – and in agreement that it’s delicious – I wasn’t entirely sure when/how/with what to eat it… until now [insert dramatic music here].
Because what – what, my friends?! – could go better sandwiched between layers of thick chocolate other than crunchy, coffee-tinged, creamy and sweet peanut butter?! Well, good people, I’m here to tell you that *nothing* can be better (also, that it’s easy to make and will be a great gift that doesn’t take much effort but will please your people to no end).
Part of what’s brilliant about this peanut butter is that it’s not very sweet, so adding a bit of powdered sugar – to sweeten and thicken it up the filling – works perfectly. It’s covered in dark chocolate so it’s not overwhelmingly sweet but still an amazing treat. They are also rich enough that a gift of 4-6 is the perfect amount for a holiday gift.
A few notes on the ingredients I used:
- These baking cups
- The peanut butter can be ordered here (though I’ve started seeing it in my local gourmet-ish grocery stores)
- I’ll be giving them as gifts packed in to these cute little gift boxes (I found mine at a local crafts store)
[tasty-recipe id=”8860″]November 4, 2018
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