Need a little something salty, sweet to start the weekend? Me too.
These are probably one of the most requested treats at my house. Sometimes I have to hide them at the back of the refrigerator just so they aren’t eaten all at once.
Use regular size muffin pans for this, but I think it might be fun to try making a bite size version in a mini muffin tin too.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
found in The Kind Diet
1/2 cup butter (I use Earth Balance)
3/4 cup natural peanut butter
3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1/4 milk (again I use nondairy milk)
1/4 cup chopped pecans, peanuts or almonds
Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners. Set aside.
Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the peanut butter, graham cracker crumbs and sugar. Mix well. Remove the mixture from the heat. Evenly divide the mixture among the 12 muffin cups.
Combine the chocolate and milk in another small saucepan. Stir over medium heat until the chocolate has melted. Spoon the chocolate evenly over the peanut butter mixture. Top with chopped nuts. Place in the refrigerator to set for a couple hours before serving.
One more thing I wanted to share today…
Samuel has a love for building with his hands. Especially metal. He’s always asking me if I have anything metal to build with, so when he asked me this question the other day I surprised him by saying, “yes, I do!”
Here’s what you’ll need:
Empty cans (cover any sharp edges with electric tape)
Small nuts, bolts, wire…go to your local hardware store or just invade your husband’s work area in the garage
Colorful pipe cleaners
Hot glue gun
Glue your nuts, bolts etc. to the magnet pieces and that’s about it. You’ll have yourself a robot-style Mr. Potato head. It was really fun. Ben is using his as a pencil holder on his desk and the other two rearrange the magnets daily making new characters.
Have a good weekend!