Kerin with a silent "K" (erinkathleen) wrote in food_porn,
Kerin with a silent "K"
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Treats for my valentine!



Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter Hearts



I used a buckeye recipe (and halved it, because I love my valentine's arteries, too).

So, start with:

1/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla



Mix it all together with your hands. It'll look something like this:



Lick scrape your hands clean, and then:



Press the mixture into a heart-shaped cookie cutter...



Twenty or so times. Congratulate yourself on halving the recipe. Good move.



Put them in the freezer for ten or fifteen minutes, until they're nice and firm. Meanwhile:



Melt some chocolate. I used maybe half a bag of 60% cacao chocolate chips, and melted them in the microwave at half power in thirty-second intervals, stirring in between, until they were smooth.



Dip just the bottom half of the heart, sort of gently scraping off the excess on the edge of the bowl as you lift it out.



Repeat another twenty or so times, and stick them back in the freezer for a couple of minutes. Give the chocolate another 30 seconds in the microwave so it stays nice and fluid.



Dip the top halves of the hearts.





Ta-da! Put them in the fridge for a bit this time, just to set up a little.



Package them up for your sweetheart.



Most of them, anyway :) Happy Valentine's Day!
Tags: chocolate, peanut butter, valentines day
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