Individually, dark chocolate and peanut butter are two of my favorite foods. But when these powerhouses combine forces, you’ve got a rich, creamy and gourmet spread that is unlike anything else. However, a few words of wisdom: It does not work with everything. A toasted chocolate peanut butter and banana sandwich? Incredible. But, a simple peanut butter and jelly sandwich may or may not hit the taste buds correctly, it all depends on the jelly. For example, dark cherry preserves will complement fabulously while a grape jelly will clash. Second word of wisdom: Keep spoons away from the jar. This peanut butter is extra creamy and extra delicious, resistance is futile. Hungry yet?
8oz (1/2 jar) creamy or chunky natural peanut butter w/ salt
1/4 cup chocolate chips or chunks (dark, milk or white),
1-2t sugar (optional)
1. Place chocolate in a microwave safe dish. Microwave on medium power for 45 seconds. Stir and continue to microwave on medium until melted, stirring every 10 seconds. When there are only a few chunks left, stir until it melts. Microwaving for too long will burn the chocolate.
2. Pour chocolate directly into peanut butter jar and stir until mixed. If you’re using a very dark chocolate, mix in a few pinches of sugar, to taste.
Here’s the finished product: