Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Spending Time in the Kitchen: Peanut Butter Patties

If your life is anything like mine you've been spending a lot of time in the kitchen lately. Something, you may not know about me is I LOVE to make desserts. My husband usually makes the food but I am the sweet treat connoisseur! I make some type of dessert at least once a week, usually it's part of my sunday routine.

Since the time is appropriate I thought it would be nice to share some of my favorite recipes with you. And if you're lucky enough to have a kitchen as gorgeous as these you may not mind spending some time in there!

Can someone please clue me in as to where to find appliances this color? I like to consider myself a treasure hunter of sorts and I can't find this crap anywhere!

Peanut Butter Patties

1⁄2 cup butter
3⁄4 cup peanut butter
3⁄4 cup graham cracker crumbs (you can find these in the baking aisle)
1⁄4 cup maple sugar or other granulated sweetener
1 cup chocolate or carob chips (I like to use dark chocolate)
1⁄4 cup milk

1) Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners and set aside.
2)Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the peanut butter, graham cracker crumbs, and maple sugar and mix well. Remove the mixture from the heat.
3)Evenly divide the mixture, approximately 2 tablespoons per cup, among the muffin cups. Place in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
4)Combine the chocolate and milk in another pan. Stir over medium heat until the chocolate has melted. (Be patient and do this slowly over a medium to low hear depending on your stove top. You do not want to burn this!)
5)Spoon the chocolate evenly over the peanut butter mixture.
6)Place in the refrigerator to set for at least 2 hours before serving.

This is one of my favorite things to make. No oven needed and they are so much better than Reese's. I like to make them using the mini muffin tins. These babies are rich and the smaller size is just right. You may be so inclined to sprinkle some chopped nuts on the top (even though I think nuts are horrible, but hey it's up to you!) Keep them refrigerated and they will hold for a few days.



christine {bijouandboheme} said...

The sound delish! So wish I could bake:(

Zee said...

I am so like you... I can bake but I can't cook to save my life. The boyfriend usually kicks me out of the kitchen while he cooks (1) because it is quite small and (2) because I am a little accident prone. I think your peanut butter patties just might grant me access back into my own kitchen!

Naomi Stein said...

love those sconces in the first kitchen! Good task lighting and an unexpected pretty element.

Leah said...

You have made me so happy looking at those beautiful kitchens! I will just try not to look at mine now!


Julie Holloway said...

Yum...I love anything with peanut butter. Merry Christmas, Brandi! You were missed the other night :)