Homemade Halloween

November 1, 2010

KJ was up to visit me this weekend and we celebrated Halloween in much the same way as last year … by making our own candy.  In this case we tried the recipe for Peanut Butter Cups provided on Have Cake, Will Travel and they couldn’t have been easier or more delicious.

I won’t bother to reprise the recipe (which basically calls for chocolate, peanut butter, salt and sugar) but we made it without the graham cracker crumbs but did add some flour to the peanut butter filling in our second batch to thicken it slightly. Since we were using very all natural peanut butter  it was a little soft.  We also learned that it was important to get the chocolate equally thick on top and bottom (and not too thick in either place) to prevent explosions on the first bite.

But basically they were AMAZING.  I didn’t think it was possible to make chocolate more delicious, but adding a pinch of salt … turned it into an unbeatable substance!

I should credit KJ for really ALL the work of making these.  I helped by making some of the real food we at at other points during the weekend, taking photos and being an enthusiastic tester.

Moral of the Story: Kids, do try this at home!

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2 Responses to “Homemade Halloween”

  1. denisedthornton Says:

    I’m just thanking the gods that I don’t like peanut butter. I’ve been saved from great temptation.

  2. dihansmann Says:

    We thought about trying to make a nougat filling but the recipes online all seemed to call for cool whip … which seemed contrary to the point. Also we thought you might not thank us for making Denise-friendly ones anyway.


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