Homemade dark chocolate peanut butter cups with 4 ingredients and none of the garbage you get from store-bought brands. They’re rich and creamy, dark and decadent and have no refined sugar.
This blog is being interrupted by the Emergency Broadcast System and the super annoying sound the television makes when the alert is issued. Usually it’s just a system test trying my patience but today it’s a bonafide state of emergency. I probably should be rushing to the grocery store to hoard loaves of bread and bottled water but I’d rather stay home and write this post.
After 15 years of living in the sunshine state, I barely flinch when a hurricane is headed this way. That’s even with having to evacuate three out of three of the last years. With my cat.
Side note: If you haven’t been stuck in mass exodus traffic with a cat meowing nonstop you haven’t lived.
Hurricane Isaias, which I can’t pronounce correctly despite studying Spanish for four years, isn’t expected to be a direct hit so we’ll be hunkering down instead of running like hell. Riding out the storm means preparing for possible flooding and +75 mph winds. That’s always fun, I say with heavy sarcasm. It starts with piling all our patio furniture in the living room so it doesn’t take flight, draining a foot of water from the pool so it doesn’t overflow and chopping coconuts off our palm trees so they don’t become flying missiles.
Supposedly coconuts kill more people a year than sharks.
The whole situation is a recipe for disaster, which got me thinking: what is the opposite of a recipe for disaster? The answer I came up with is this recipe for homemade peanut butter cups.
My favorite candy bar of all time is the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. I’d hate to know how many hundreds I’ve eaten in my life but I’ve eaten each one exactly the same way. First I nibble all the way around the chocolaty edges then finish off the creamy middle in one final, yummy bite. They’re so damn good, but homemade ones are way better.
I dare to say you’ll never want store-bought peanut butter cups again after making your own. They’re so simple to throw together, just four ingredients and a freezer until you taste one of the best things you’ve ever put in your mouth.