My most recent food related obsession are definitely Bon Appetit magazine’s cooking videos. The recipes are always incredibly creative and the people’s passion for food in those videos is just great. They always make me want to film my own cooking videos, which I am probably never going to do, because I don’t actually feel that comfortable in front of a camera. Anyways that’s all beside the point as I am actually trying to get to telling you about how I came up with this recipe.
So in one of Bon Appetit’s latest videos Claire, one of the chefs in the show, recreated the iconic Reese’s peanut butter cup. Now I have actually never tried one of those, I am not even sure if they are available in Switzerland. Also I don’t really like milk chocolate. Never have, never will, it’s just too sweet for my likings. However, Claire really made me want to create my very own version of peanut butter cups hence I came up with this recipe.
Of course I decided to go for dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate. Then I also decided to use almond butter instead of peanut butter as I actually prefer the taste of almonds over peanuts. Lastly I sweetened with dates instead of sugar and that was it. They probably taste nothing like the real deal, which also wasn’t my intention whatsoever. However, they do taste incredibly tasty and make the perfect healthy and vegan treat.
Also I decided to not temper the chocolate just like Claire recommended in the video as I personally also really hate tempering chocolate and I also think it is not necessary if I am storing them in the fridge anyways.
My version turned out tasting just scrumptious. They’re actually kind of addicting to be honest. The sweet and slightly salt filling contrasts so perfectly with the slight bitterness of the dark chocolate. And I highly recommend to try this if you happen to have a craving for a delicious chocolatey treat.
Ok that’s it for now. Let’s get cooking!