Wednesday, 2 February 2011


So you're allowed to brag about something you've baked if you got the idea from a recipe book right? It's okay to say "These are the tastiest thing since Ben and Jerry's!" (maybe not quite as good as cookie dough, but you know, they're still SO tasty!) Good! Its adapted from Nigella's Christmas book.

Here we go!

First ensure that your 9 month old has something educational to occupy him while you bake.

Yes that is a chocolate wrapper, and he did try to eat it. I guess I'm not so good at balancing the whole domestic goddess and perfect mum at the same time!

So Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Get 170g of peanut butter, 150g of icing sugar, 40g of soft butter and 40g of soft brown sugar and mix in a bowl

It will take a while till it combines but it will become a sandy kind of paste. If you have a free standing mixer use that (while I turn green with envy) but remember to put a towel over it to stop the icing sugar from decorating your kitchen.

Next get a tablespoon and a half of the mixture and press into bun cases (or the miniature ones but I'm greedy!)

Melt 200g of dark and 100g of milk chocolate over a pan of boiling water.

If you don't have a helpful two year old you may need less chocolate.

When all the chocolate is melted wait for it to cool a little then evenly pour over the peanut butter bases.

Then leave them to set, either in the fridge for 30 mins to be quick, or out for 1-2 hours. They taste best at room temperature.

These are the only ones left for a photo (then I ate them. Mmmmnnn).

And if Izzy can make them whilst posing for photos you can too!

She also had time for this:


  1. Lol.... you just reminded me how much fun cooking with little ones can be. I must get my little Charlotte into the kitchen with her apron on, I think it is time ...loved your post these look rather tempting!

  2. mmmmmmmmmm... I shall try and make them! they look fabulous!x