Do I have your full attention? Excellent. These little treats are essentially grown-up, homemade Reese’s peanut butter cups. I make mine with dark chocolate and a sprinkle of flaky sea salt.
My version is for you if you’ve ever walked down the freezer aisle at Trader Joe’s and grabbed the mini dark chocolate peanut butter cups and the salted dark chocolate-covered almonds. Also, we should be friends and eat chocolate together. I’ll bring wine.
You can make these peanut butter cups with milk chocolate and skip the fancy salt, if you’d rather. Either way, it’s all too easy to pop more than a few of these babies per day. Have I mentioned that the insides are sweetened with maple syrup?
I’ve been hanging onto this recipe for Halloween. They’re a variation that I discovered when making Jessica’s chocolate peppermint cups earlier this year, which is kind of mean, now that I think about it. I’m sorry.
Bottom line: These peanut butter cups are far more tasty and somewhat more redeeming than your average Halloween haul. They’re also easy to make, requiring just a few basic ingredients. What are you waiting for?