Who doesn’t love peanut butter cups?
Well, I guess people who are allergic to peanuts…
Sorry to those friends.
Other than that, peanut butter cups are where. it’s. at!
Way back in once upon a time time I was whipping up some chocolate covered strawberries for one of my game nights at the house. I walked away for *just a second* and burned half of the chocolate I was melting for the berries. I didn’t have time to go to the store, so I figured I would just have less berries to serve than I had originally planned.
That’s when I spotted them in my pantry: about 10 mini peanut butter cups.
And so they were born: The peanut butter cup dipped strawberries.
I know it sounds weird. I know it sounds strange. But trust me. These are winners.
And because after I tried them I wanted to eat them <all day> <every day>, I needed to clean these up asap!
It just so happens to be strawberry season around these parts! I live just 20 minutes away from the Florida strawberry capital: Plant City! And starting in December these sweet little gems are at their prime. So while I was coming back from a day trip in Lake Alfred today, I decided to stop and pick up a flat of berries.
And the first thing I did… make these. And if you’re finding that you’re in a pinch for an easy New Year’s Eve recipe to bring to a party- make these of course! 😉
Peanut Butter Cup Dipped Strawberries
12-15 strawberries (health benefits of strawberries)
4oz unsweetened chocolate (I used Baker’s brand)
1-2tbsp of raw honey (start with 1tbsp and add more to your sweetness preference)
2tbsp natural peanut butter (just nuts- read the label!)
teeny pinch of sea salt
In a microwave safe bowl, combine all ingredients, place in the microwave and melt at medium-high heat in 30 second increments- stirring in between- just until chocolate is melted. Stir until smooth and then dip berries to coat. Place on a wax paper lined baking sheet and let cool. You can also melt the coating over a double boiler. *Can’t eat peanuts? Try another nut butter!