Homemade chocolate peanut butter cups with fleur de sel

If you don’t like Reese’s peanut butter cups, well, there’s not much more for me to say to you except, you might want to surf around on my older posts and come back later…

If you’re still reading, apologies for the pic. It’s from my smartphone. I really should have taken a better pic with my DSLR but these mini morsels were gone before I had a chance. Yup, that good. To give you an idea of the size of these mini morsels, the saucer they are sitting on for an espresso cup. So they’re teeny but back enough of a punch that just one will satisfy you if you’re watching your weight (and, aren’t we all?)

And if you have any family or friends who are on a gluten-free diet – BONUS, they’re gluten free too!
These are perfect to have laying around, or to give as hostess gifts, or to give your kids as treats for a job well done. And they’re homemade! Yay!

Here’s the recipe… Now go on, bookmark it because you know you’ll be asking yourself where you put it in a few weeks when Christmas is around the corner and you’ve been asked to bring something to work. (EDITED to add, I had a link to another recipe posted earlier but this one is easier to follow, provided you see my notes on substitutions below.)

Substitutions: You could use milk chocolate, but I’m a dark chocolate kind of girl so that’s what I stuck to. Now, I used fleur de sel rather than sea salt and you may be tempted to leave out the fleur de sel but I implore you not to. You may want to leave it off a couple of the peanut butter cups for your kids but for yourself….don’t hesitate.

I buy my fleur de sel at Pusateri’s, which is a gourmet grocer in Toronto. It’s on the expensive side, but it lasts a long time. And there’s nothing quite like it – sea salt will likely work just fine although I didn’t try it myself, but kosher salt isn’t really a good substitution for it.

Also be sure to use mini liners because they give them a much more polished look when you peel them off, as you can see in the pic above.

Would I make this again? Yup, probably in the next few weeks.

Grade: Five stars out of five. I’m a sucker for anything that’s mini, I don’t feel quite so guilty eating it, and it just looks that much more elegant and chic on a serving plate, don’t you think?



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