Last night, I had a serious craving for something sweet and decided to “cheat” by making a box mix of a Reese’s dessert. I took a little bite to satisfy my fix, and while it was delicious, I knew I could/should, make a homemade version. Thus, I did just that today. I seriously LOVE the incredible combination of chocolate and peanut butter and knew this was going to be amazing. Well, amazing doesn’t do it justice… it’s OFF THE CHARTS! It tastes just like a Reese’s, and doesn’t require any baking, so super easy to whip together. Oh, and only has five (yes 5) ingredients!!!
1 cup graham crackers crumbs
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted
3/4 cup peanut butter, plus 2 tbsp.
1 cup chocolate chips, semi-sweet or milk chocolate
Line a 8×8 baking dish with aluminum foil or waxed paper.
In a medium bowl, melt butter and peanut butter in the microwave until butter is melted.
Mix in graham cracker crumbs & powdered sugar, and stir until well combined.
Spread into dish, and place in fridge for about 10-15 minutes.
In a small bowl, melt the chocolate chips and 2 tbsp. peanut butter in 20 second intervals until melted and smooth.
Pour and spread over peanut butter mix, and chill until firm, about 2 hours.
My Mom told me about these little gems recently, and how incredibly scrumptious they were, so it goes without saying… I just had to try them out. I did last night and she was NOT kidding! Today, I brought them into work and they went over like gangbusters! In addition, everyone was shocked that they’re only made up of three ingredients and the inside is totally creamy! They do take a little bit of work to put together, but I promise you, it is well worth the effort!
I decided to divide the recipe in half and make these smaller than one inch instructed on Kraft’s site (although they look larger in the picture), and thought they were the perfect size.
36 Oreo cookies, finely crushed
1 (8 oz.) package of Philly cream cheese, softened
For those of you that don’t know me personally, I’ll fill you in on one of my passions… cupcakes. Specifically, mini-cupcakes (aka little cakes). I love making them about as much as I enjoy eating them. I recently made these marble cupcakes, which basically just consists of devil’s food cake and yellow cake, swirled. Since time was a factor, I “cheated” and used two cake mixes and two containers of frosting (one chocolate and one vanilla), instead of making them from scratch.
1 box Betty Crocker Devil’s Food cake mix
1 box Betty Crocker Yellow cake mix
2/3 cup oil
2 1/2 cups water
1 container Betty Crocker Chocolate frosting
1 container Betty Crocker Vanilla frosting
Follow directions on cake mix, which includes oven temp and baking time.
Cool cupcakes completely.
Frost using a mix of chocolate and vanilla frosting. I used a decorator’s bag and tip to get a unique blend of the two frostings and the grooved design pictured above. Of course, you can simply use a knife and just use a little bit of both frostings.