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Not so guilt filled chocolate Peanut Butter recipes, and a crazy niece

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My niece is always trying to get me to get her ice cream, the girl would probably eat ice cream all day every day if I let her, so this one time I conceded and we went to the gas station to get some ice cream.  I immediately grab for the chocolate peanut butter(If you guys haven’t noticed by now, I am a little more than slightly addicted to that combination)
Me: ooo they have chocolate peanut butter
Her: We could go to the other gas station and check
Me: You don’t like chocolate peanut butter?
Her: Not really, I really don’t care for chocolate
Me: Ok fine we will go to the other gas station
Her: K

We drive over to the other gas station

*she immediately grabs a small thing of chocolate peanut butter…WAIT WHAT? DID I MISS SOMETHING? We’re we conversing in different languages that only sound alike?

Me: I thought you didn’t like chocolate peanut butter, you make me go to a different place because you didn’t want chocolate peanut butter, and now you pick chocolate peanut butter
Her: (As if that is not the least bit crazy) Ok I’ll pick something else
Me: k

*She reaches in and grabs Chocolate Marshmallow…ARE YOU FUCKING SERIOUS? What happened in 5 minutes to the girl that didn’t care for chocolate? Am I being punk’d right now? Where’s the camera’s

Me: What the hell, I thought you didn’t care for chocolate
Her: I like this

OK whatever, I give up, clearly she is happy with her choice, for all I know aliens abducted her for 10 minutes then returned her without me ever realizing it, That has to be the only reasonable explanation right?  Because any other explanation may have me driving her to the nearest mental facility, do not pass go, do not collect $200…nada

I grab a bag of Peanut Butter M&M’s and put them on the counter too, she slaps up a bag of skittles
My mind says something like this: Why sure I will buy you some skittles, anything else princess?

Walk out of the store I open my bag of M&M’s put 1 in my mouth and she holds out her hand…
Wait a minute I buy you ice cream and skittles and you still want to steal my chocolate? The whole point of me getting this chocolate was that my munchkins weren’t with me and I could scarf it down before they even knew I had it(and I didn’t have to hide in a closet)

I stayed strong people, she did not get my M&M’s and somehow I managed not to strangle her before we got home.

Now if you are like me  and want to watch your figure(don’t judge from my moment of peanut butter M&M weakness lol), but still enjoy some yummy  peanut butter and chocolate combinations You will love my Less Guilt Chocolate Peanut Butter Recipes on pinterest (With all the yummy chocolate peanut butter recipes I have found so far, that may not add 10lbs to your hips) You’re welcome 😉

And this is my very favorite cookie recipe, Peanut Butter Chocolate No Bakes, I got it from my mom, so I am not sure where she got it from, but they are lower in fat and calories than most cookies, but taste DELICIOUS:

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You Need;
1/2 stick of butter
1 cup of sugar(you can use sugar substitute if you prefer, but I find it to taste a little funny when done)
1/4 cup of milk
1 1/2 Tbsp of cocoa
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
2 cups of regular oats
Waxed paper

To make:
In a large saucepan, add butter, sugar, cocoa, and milk and bring to a boil
As soon as it starts to boil take the pan off of the heat and add peanut butter stir quickly and then add oats
Drop by spoon fulls(smaller ones take less time to set, but you can pretty much do any size you prefer) onto waxed paper
Put in the fridge and let set until firm

ENJOY!

Reeses Cupcake

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Another yummy cupcake recipe I wanted to share with you all!

Who doesn’t love Reeses? I don’t think I can be friends with someone who doesn’t like Reeses, on second thought let’s be friends that way I don’t have to share!

I obviously am a huge fan of the reese cup, and so naturally I am a big fan of these cupcakes.

You will need:
Chocolate Cupcakes(see below)
Peanut Butter Icing(butter, cream, peanut butter, and confectioners sugar) (see below)
A 12 ounce bag of chocolate chips/or other chocolate
A small container of heavy whipping cream(about a cup)
optional: flavored Liqueor
1 mini reese cup for each cupcake

This makes 24 cupcakes

I used my own chocolate cake recipe, but you can also use your favorite from scratch recipe or a box cake mix.  Mine comes from an old Dessert cookbook that was my Mom’s

I then fill the cupcakes with peanut butter icing
You can find the recipe I use here

Now for the topping I used Chocolate Ganache,  I love Chocolate Ganache, I prefer it over any icing except peanut butter.

To make the Ganache, you need:
A bag of chocolate chips, or 12 ounces of the chocolate of your choice (If I am feeling the need for decadence I use Godiva, for this particular batch I used Nestle Tollhouse chocolate chips)
A small container of Heavy Whipping cream (about 1 cup)
I also like to add 2 Tablespoons of liqueor, for this I used chocolate, but it is not necessary

Put chocolate chips(or if you used another chocolate chop it up) in a medium sized bowl
In  a sauce pan, heat cream on medium/high until it starts to boil
Once the cream begins to boil, dump it over your chocolate and mix until it is completely melted and looks shiny,
Allow to cool to room temperature, at this pint you can add your liqueor if you have chosen to use it

Now to construct the delicious cupcake:
Fill each cupcake with some peanut butter icing ( I use a filling tip, but you can also cut a small chunk out of the middle of the cupcake and spoon some icing in, if you do that for this recipe, make sure to add a piece of cake back on top of the filling, so that the ganache does not melt into it)
Take the cupcake and dip it into your bowl of ganache, just enough to cover the top
Add a mini reese cup to the top

And that’s it!
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Delicious filling in just a few minutes

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I love filling in cake, it makes it taste so much better, and I tend to get bored easily so I am always looking for new fillings.  This filling is chocolate strawberry
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What you’ll need:
A package of instant chocolate pudding
Fresh Strawberries

What to do:

It’s pretty self explanatory but in case you must have the directions, ya just make the pudding according to the package directions and let it get firm, then slice up strawberries, mix them into the pudding and put smack dab in the middle of your cake!

Easy Peasy! Enjoy