Chocolate-Peanut Butter Slices

 

Pretty sure this one’s a first. I made this recipe up totally by myself. Ha. :)

When you love Reese’s peanut butter cups and can’t eat dairy, you have a dilemma. :)

So I took a block of unsweetened baking chocolate and added peanut butter and powdered sugar. It got really, really thick. Like frosting.

I wondered what I could add to thin it out without destroying the chocolate. Corn syrup! (I know, it’s not exactly the best sweetener, but I had some.) It’s liquid, so it should thin the mixture out, and it’s sweet, so it won’t ruin the taste.

I stirred in a drop, and immediately the whole mixture congealed into a thick mass that was the strangest consistency I’ve seen in a long time. It’s kind of like fudge, but not as dense. Kind of like fruit roll-ups, but not chewy. Kind of like jello jigglers, but not rubbery. Hard to describe!

I tasted it anyway. It was actually pretty good!

I spread it out to cool in a silicone pan, cut it into squares, and had a very cool dessert that was unlike anything else I’ve ever made.

I’ve made it about three times since then, and it turns out the same every time. Definitely satisfies the chocolate-peanut butter craving, although it’s nothing like Reese’s cups.

I’ll just have to keep waiting for those :)

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Slices

  • 1 square unsweetened baking chocolate
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter (I use the natural kind with just peanuts and salt; I don’t know what will happen if you use a regular kind)
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar (you can make your own by whizzing raw sugar in the blender if you don’t want white sugar)
  • one drop of corn syrup (about a teaspoon, but I don’t measure)

Melt chocolate and peanut butter together over medium-low heat. Don’t let the chocolate burn, and don’t get any water in it. Stir in powdered sugar. It should be thick, like frosting.

Add the drop of corn syrup and mix well. It should congeal into a fudge-like consistency.

Spread on waxed paper or a silicone baking pan to cool (slightly or all the way, whichever you prefer).

Slice and enjoy.

If you try this, let me know what you think! Am I crazy for liking it? :)

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