Too often I find myself in this situation: I just finished a swanky meal (most recently at Wayfare Tavern) and the waiter asks if I want to see the dessert menu.
Um, NO. Then I’ll want every single thing on it, and there is absolutely no room left in my stomach after the appetizer, entree and two cocktails. It just isn’t going to happen. That always makes me sad.
This is why it’s nice to have something like these Bourbon Caramel Peanut Butter Cups on hand. Post-Valentine’s Day dinner, you don’t want to have to be rolled away from the dinner table.
A little treat like this will be rich and satisfying, but won’t leave you feeling like a glutton.
Although I guess that depends on how many you eat…
The process of making these candies is actually pretty straightforward. Melt chocolate, combine peanut buttery things, layer all the deliciousness into little cups.
The little cups are where the real time comes in though. Spreading melted chocolate into 50 tiny cups is no quick task.
Just keep in mind that there’s nothing stopping you from making these any size you like.
You could even make one giant, cake sized peanut butter cup!
That might be a little difficult to eat, but it would definitely be fun to try.
Speaking of having fun trying to eat things…
You see, I had some caramel on hand, but not the super thick kind that you should use in a candy like this one. It was really a caramel sauce that we’d poured over some mini chocolate cakes last week.
But I thought meh, caramel is caramel and it’ll be frozen, RIGHT?!
Well the candies tasted delicious of course, but mostly when we were licking caramel off our hands because these things were MESSY.
Don’t be like me – use a thick caramel.
Then give some to your Valentine!
Adapted from Martha Stewart
Yields: 50 small candiesPrint