Wednesday, May 23, 2012

PinFTW: Emergency Chocolate (and Peanut Butter)

I have a serious matter to discuss with you today. I'm pretty sure you'll be able to relate. What would you do if you had one of those emergencies...the kind of results in a total out of body experience if you don't consume a disgusting amount of chocolate and peanut butter as fast as possible? You don't know? It's okay, I'm going to tell you.

While I was looking for something Pinteresting a few weeks ago (aka, zoning out on Pinterest at the end of the day because that's all my mental capacity can afford) I saw a picture of peanut butter and melted chocolate, on a spoon. These were my exact thoughts (hold your horses, this is deep stuff), "well. duh." Why didn't I think of that? Do you know how many times this mama has wanted a peanut butter cup or buckeye only to find stale cookies, half a graham cracker, broken candy canes, and that weird hard candy that no one eats left in our snack boxes? I'll take peanut butter cups in any form or fashion - big cup, regular size, snack size, or the minis (ok...a bag of the minis). This quick-fix (which could be totally healthy if you make it some other way than I did) is an awesome emergency substitute for a peanut butter cup or buckeye. It's basically fool-proof and super delicious.

Are you ready for the instructions? I thought so. Get your favorite dark chocolate (chips, candy bar, bark, etc.) and put it in a microwave safe bowl; melt it slowly (about 10-15 seconds at a time) in your microwave (remove and stir every 10 to 15 seconds to make sure it doesn't stick/burn). Once you have that chocolatey goodness nice and melted, find your favorite spoon. Scoop out some peanut butter, dip peanut butter/spoon into the dark chocolate, scarf down, and repeat as many times as necessary. If you're opposed to double-dipping in your own peanut butter jar, put it in a separate bowl as well. Don't double-dip at someone else's house; that's not nice. I used full-strength peanut butter because that's what I found in the pantry first as well as a candy bar that had been in our freezer for two years or so. Don't judge. You could make this a little more health conscious/better for you by using some fresh chocolate and natural peanut butter. I'm sure it would be just as delicious.

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  1. you crack me up, Tess! And this is genius!

  2. Now this is some serious awesomeness... and if I hadn't already brushed my teeth for bed, I would try it out RIGHT NOW... maybe for breakfast! :)

  3. Yes, this definitely looks dangerous!! :)

    Stopping by from the Mommin' It Up linkup.

  4. Tess, I mix chocolate and peanut butter together, microwave it, and mix in Rice Krispies. It is my go to chocolate fix! You know when I am too lazy to make a real dessert. :)

    1. That sounds super delicious, Ginger!!! I think I have some Rice Krispes left over from last time I made RK Treats. I'll have to give that a try! Thanks!


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