Sunday, December 19, 2010

baking, decorating and dancing.

Hi Lovers!!!

Hope you all had a fabulous weekend! B and I had an US weekend which included:
♥ Going to see some of my fellow dancers perform at Boudoir. They were amazing!
♥ Staying home on a Saturday sitting by the fire, wedding DIY projects and watching silly shows on TV.
♥ Movie date to see Black Swan (so confused), Christmas shopping and more staying home.
perfect.

Last week I made Tukey chili from scratch (YES, i cooked dinner for us) and i also made chocolate peanut butter cups from scratch! sooooo good!

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here is the recipe i used:
For the chocolate:
1 1/2 cups (273 g) chopped semisweet chocolate
2 tablespoons (32 g) natural peanut butter
Pinch salt
For the filling:
12 tablespoons (or 3/4 cup) (192 g) natural peanut butter
1/3 cup (64 g) evaporated cane juice or light brown sugar or even powdered sugar
2 tablespoons (10 g) vegan graham cracker crumbs, optional
Pinch salt
Prepare a standard muffin tin with 12 paper liners.
Combine chocolate, peanut butter and salt in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 1-minute increments, keeping a close eye to avoid burning, and stirring often. Using a double boiler is also an option.
Place 2 teaspoons melted chocolate in each cupcake liner and carefully spread it with the back of a spoon at the bottom and only 1/4 of the way up the liner. Repeat with all 12 liners.
Place the chocolate-covered liners onto a plate in the fridge to firm up, for about 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, prepare the filling: Stir together peanut butter, sugar, optional crumbs, and salt.
The chocolate should be hard by now, so divide peanut butter paste into all 12 liners, about 1 heaping tablespoon (20 g) per liner, pressing down gently to make sure the paste goes everywhere. Place in fridge to firm up, for about 20 minutes.
Top with 2 teaspoons melted chocolate, spreading carefully so that none of the peanut butter can be seen.
Let cups firm up in fridge for at least one hour before enjoying. Store in fridge or freezer.
Yield: 12 candies


Dana and I with the sexy Kit Kat dancers!

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Arent my friends GORGEOUS?? ;)
Hope you all have a great tis the season week!!
XOXO

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17 comments:

ediot said...

hi darling. thanks for sharing the recipe! Looks yummy.
Hope you're having a good beginning of your week, happy holidays darling.
x

Couture Carrie said...

You and your friends are gorgeous!

Thanks for the yummy recipe!

xoxox,
CC

Bree said...

I saw black swan too! I wasn't sure what to think when I walked out, but the next day I realized I loved it! I jumped a few times ha

veronika, tick tock vintage. said...

looks delicious!

Dancing Branflake said...

What a fun weekend! Those treats look so yummy!

Fashion Therapist said...

Those chocolate peanut cups looks ridic. I'm drooling of envy.

Annie said...

sounds like a good weekend!! all you ladies are gorgeous and the PB cups look delicious!!

daisychain said...

YUM!

Tights Lover said...

I was going to tell you how good the peanut butter cups looked, but then I got distracted by the Kit Kat dancers! Great photos!

Chelsea Lane said...

this is such a fun post! I'm so impressed with all your cooking ;) cute pictures with the dancers too!

xoxo

briannelee said...

Sounds like a fun weekend!!!!

SMASH said...

Oh god, Black Swan should honestly be billed as a horror movie! There was so much that I literally couldn't watch. I mean, it was definitely good but ahh!! I guess that's just Aronofsky's style (Requiem for a Dream was probably harder to watch, though)

xx
MILK TEETHS

Tania-Dreams2010 said...

You and your friends ARE Gorgeous! Thanks for that recipe, I'm trying not to cheat so much this week! Now I want to make those asap! LOL

Anna Katrina said...

yumm!!! that looks delish



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Gwen said...

I want to see Black Swan so badly. I love Natalie Portman!!! Glad you had a great time!!! XOXO

SabinePsynopsis said...

Who could not enjoy the pre-Christmas time with sexy kitties like these?!

Maria Ana said...

that looks so good, I have to try it!

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