Sunday, 16 February 2014
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Desserts
I don't know what it is at the moment, but all I'm really interested in cooking is desserts.
I know, I know, I'm supposed to like cooking desserts, but I've always been more of a savoury person. Cheese on Toast used to be my favourite meal.
Only I love baking, so Cake is always on the cards. This week has brought with it a few failed experiments and I needed some cheering up (I really, really want a decent vegan Doughnut. Baked. Not fried. I'm struggling to make one)
So I started perousing the world of Pinterest **ooohs & aaahs here** for some inspiration and I came across Peanut Butter Cup Desserts. Every one of those words hits a home run with me at the moment.
I love Peanut Butter. (when it's combined with Chocolate!) I'm lying, I have never liked the stuff much, I didn't like it as a kid, I didn't like it with Jelly. In fact I have quite a vivid memory of it actually making me gag at one point.
That's the thing with me, even if I don't like it, I'll try and convince myself that it wasn't that bad, and try it again, and again, and again and . . . . you get the picture. I love Peanuts, so why shouldn't I like Peanut Butter?! I did come to the conclusion that it's probably the way it sticks to the roof of your mouth.
Peanut Butter Cup Desserts sounded like a really fun thing to try! I ended up making them for my Pete, however, he then decided to tell me that he likes Sundae's more. (AGHHH!)
Allow me to enlighten you with a peak inside our relationship (Those of a nervous disposition may want to look away now) :
Last night he said :
"Han, you want to know a secret?"
"what?" (I was watching a CSI, not in a talkative mood . . . !)
"I don't like Dark Chocolate"
Now, that doesn't sound that bad, just a bloke telling his girl he doesn't like Dark Chocolate, had I not just made Chocolate Mousse, and had he not just inhaled the whole thing.
Yep. Diplomacy, not his greatest skill.
This recipe is (surprise surprise) based heavily on one from Angela, and (my mother is going to hate me for this, she has issues with desserts in Jam jars, but they are cute!) I even styled them similarly because I liked how they looked!
I will say though, if you choose to do the same, it is bloomin' difficult to aim the mixture into a Jam jar!
I did however change the original Graham Cracker Crust to this one ( I use this in place of Pastry a LOT. I don't really like Pastry.) It worked really well and these taste. . .
No. I don't need to tell you how great they taste do I??
If you have doubts about using Tofu in a dessert. Stop it! - I promise you 100% you can't taste Tofu, it's more for adding body and texture, with minimal calories and dairy products. It really does work, I often make Chocolate Mousse with Tofu!