Joy the Baker

Peanut Butter Meets Chocolate

August 4, 2010

Peanut Butter Blondies with Milk Chocolate Frosting

I went to a meeting yesterday…

I went to one of those fancy LA-type meetings.  Think:  television executives, fancy open office, exposed brick walls, Apple computers, too cool for school/ultra hip staff… and me in last year’s twelve dollar Target sandals.  Um…..

It was intimidating.  I sat up straight and hid my shoes.

Know what we talked about?  Chocolate and Peanut Butter.  Seriously…. it really broke the ice.

And then one of the executives said I looked like a flight attendant.  That’s a compliment, right?

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Peanut butter and chocolate.  The great equalizers.

Peanut Butter Blondies with Milk Chocolate Frosting

Peanut Butter Blondies with Milk Chocolate Frosting.  Yea… these puppies make me want to sit on the couch with a glass of milk and watch after school specials.  Wholesome.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting and crumbled peanut butter cups make me feel like a dirty filthy whore…. and I love it.

Lauren's Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies dipped in semi sweet chocolate?  There goes your diet.

… It was a stupid diet anyway.  You look great.

Peanut Butter Banana Cream Pie

This is what Peanut Butter Banana Cream Pie looks like if you put your face rreeeeaaaallllllyyyy close to it.

Cooking with Jill

This is what Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies look like if you take a really bad picture of them.

True.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Dough

Don’t you feel like a genius when you’re in the middle of making peanut butter cookies and you remember you have half a bag of chocolate chips in the cupboard?  Yea, me too.   Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Peanut Butter Fudge Krispy Treats

Good Lord!  We shouldn’t even be talking about this mess.  It’s butter and sugar topped with peanut butter, butter, more sugar and chocolate and butter.  See?  These Peanut Butter Fudge Treats are a legitimate problem.

Here’s a think piece:  Chocolate and peanut butter pancakes: friend or foe?


159 Comments Add A Comment

  • Chocolate + peanut butter = serious yum. Bring on those pancakes :)

    Also, I don’t know if you’ve ever tried any of the Peanut Butter & Co peanut butters, but they are amazing. My new favorite is the Cinnamon Raisin Swirl pb but they make a bunch of different ones, INCLUDING ones with chocolate (one with white, one with dark). seriously yummy.

  • Chocolate and peanut butter anything is a friend.

    I feel like the peanut butter needs to be sweetened with icing sugar or something to best compliment the sweetness of the chocolate. Ever put a scoop of pb on a piece of chocolate? It’s just not the same as, say, a Reese’s

  • I truly believe Chocolate and PB IS the perfect combo!

    I’m sure I have those same 12 dollar Target sandals too ;) They’re the best!

  • i have to say my favorites are the peanut butter and chocolate bars that basically taste like they’re not baked. it’s basically heaven.

  • There is not better combo in the world! And I have made chocolate peanut butter pancakes – actually made them whole wheat before and posted them. They were SO good!

  • totally making the peanut butter fudge treats with my kids today when the rain hits. thanks! (says my mouth) and get out of my life! (says my thighs)

  • ZOMG. Chocolate and peanut butter is the bomb. Peanut butter toast with chocolate melts was my cheaters fix for cravings, but now it’s gotten to the stage of skipping all baking and just smearing peanut butter between two chocolate buttons, he he he.

  • lately i’ve been wanting to try peanut butter s’mores…substituting peanut butter cookies for the graham crackers…what do you think? have you ever tried that?
    i’m not too sure about those pancakes… :)

    blessings
    ~*~

    • Laura,

      try replacing the chocolate bar with peanutbuter in your smore. It’s fantastic! Or just use a reese cup in place of a hershey bar… :)

    • My friends and I have been making peanut butter s’mores all summer…we just spread a little bit of peanut butter on the graham crackers before putting on the marshmallows. The heat from them makes both the PB and the chocolate all melty and sooo good. Just be sure to have lots of napkins and our drink of choice: ice cold milk.

  • I have an aversion to peanut butter and chocolate together. I should really get over it. I do make peanut butter chocolatey treats for my boyfriend though and he’s a big fan. I was thinking about making peanut butter ice cream and swirling in some chocolate – maybe it will cause me to get over my aversion. But really, just give me peanut butter on a spoon any day and I’m happy – no need to mess with that little spoonful of perfection (not the natural kind, please!).

  • Haha, I love your commentary about the cupcakes. You crack me up! Those peanut butter fudge treats are very similar to my family’s version of rice krispies treats we would make for family picnics. We would make rice krispies treats and spread a layer of PB on top and finished it off with a layer of melted chocolate chips. In my family chocolate + PB = win, every single time. My dad once said, “I think that we should have a new national holiday – National George Washington Carver Day.” To celebrate the invention of PB properly one should mix it with chocolate, no?

  • First of all, it’s incredibly weird that you’re posting about chocolate and peanut butter happiness, right after I destroyed all the diets in my office by blaspheming a perfectly good granola bar recipe by adding ridiculous amounts of peanut butter, honey-roasted peanuts and chocolate chips. Holy hell, they were awesome. I haven’t plucked up the courage to tell the lovely Deb at SmittenKitchen what I did to her recipe. Yikes.

    Second, bring on the pancake goodness! I like chocolate chip pancakes, and peanut butter pancakes sound divine, so why not combine the two? Pure bliss, I tell you!!

  • These are two of my most favorite things in the world!!! I am on a diet..I shouldn’t really visit your site,Joy but i couldn’t resist.

  • Chocolate is always the right thing…

  • PB and chocolate is a match made in heaven. I think every single recipe looks absolutely heavenly.

    Wei Wei

  • Peanut butter and chocolate, what a great combo! This is super sweet treat!

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