Ever think “I’d like to combine my favorite school lunch with my favorite halloween candy?” Well neither had I – until Jeanine (this is Jack, by the way) came up with this crazy and amazing snack idea. And she even put some salt on top, just to cement it as the best peanut-butter cup idea ever.
I’m sorry that this post is a bit light on the photos – I kind of… ate… the subjects before we could take more follow up shots. Sorry about that. Just make your own – you won’t regret it.
These are also vegan and gluten free, so here’s a bonus healthy Halloween tip from Jack: Make these little guys, eat them, then buy some apples to hand out to children.
chocolate pb&j cups
- 9 oz. 65% cacao chocolate chips or baking chocolate (see note below)
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- ⅓ cup natural peanut butter
- 1-2 tablespoons powdered sugar (just enough to make it less oily)
- scant ¼ cup strawberry jelly
- Over a double boiler (or in the microwave), melt chocolate chips and coconut oil together.
- Line a mini muffin tin with (about 16) mini cupcake liners and fill each with a small spoonful of melted chocolate, just enough to coat the bottom and sides. You can use a small brush (or a knife) to carefully nudge the chocolate up the sides of the liners. Pop in the freezer until the chocolate is completely hardened.
- Mix peanut butter and powdered sugar. Spoon a bit of peanut butter into each cup and a tiny bit of jelly.
- Spoon more melted chocolate on top to cover. Pop in the freezer. Once they chocolate on top begins to set, sprinkle with coarse sea salt. Freeze again (or refrigerate) until set.
- Store pb&j cups in the fridge or at room temp.