Saturday, December 19, 2009

Tis’ the Season for Twists and Tips

When you hear of peanut butter blossoms, everyone envisions the same sugar-coated, tender peanut butter cookie, topped with a half-melted Hershey’s kiss right? I love traditions and all, but I figured why not give the original a yummy twist?!

The original peanut butter blossoms:

Peanut Butter Blossoms

My new and improved peanut butter bombs:

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What’s the difference?

  • Start with a cake mix vs a cookie mix.
  • Instead of regular creamy peanut butter, I used a chocolate peanut butter, more specifically Dark Chocolate Dreams.

Ingredients:

  • 1 box Betty Crocker Devil’s Food cake mix and ingredients called for on box
  • 1/2 c chocolate peanut butter, nutella would work as well
  • 1 bag of Hershey’s kisses, I used the candy cane—tis’ the season!

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to the temp called for on the box.
  • Mix cake mix and called for ingredients together whisking in the peanut butter towards to end.
  • Roll into 1 Tbsp balls and bake according to package directions—start unwrapping kisses.
  • Once out of the oven, cool for 2 minutes, add kisses, and let cool completely.

Quick tip:

I usually dread melting chocolate due to the mess it makes and all the dishes I need to do. I wish Santa would bring me a dishwasher!! So I decided why not put my measured out chocolate into a freezer quart Ziploc bag and immerse it into boiling water, let the chips melt completely, then carefully take the bag out, snip the corner and decorate/frost/eat from there!! So much easier and saves a lot of time, which is what I am looking to do this season!

 

I am going to see 2012 in the theatre tonight—it’s only about 5 degrees out---brrrrr!!

11 comments:

burpandslurp said...

Oh, yeah. Yours rock. Like, 500% better! They look SO good and whimsical and Christmasy! Love them!

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Erica said...

oh these are SO pretty. So holiday perfect. LOVE them. Happy Sunday :)

*Naomi* said...

LOVE these!!! happy sunday girl!

Kim said...

I love how you called them peanut butter bombs! Very cute. I looked for the candy cane kisses and never found them. I'm making the traditional variety today.

Jenny said...

these certainly ain't my mama's classic PB bombs -- I love your spin on them! You are so inventive, sugarplum :)

Shannon (The Daily Balance) said...

you are the cutest!

there i said it.

lovelovelove your blog.

i swear i'm not creepy (although most people who have to say that are), but I'm currently recovering from surgery and have spent all my time checking out new blogs -- needless to say - so happy I found yours!

sorry for the nutzo message -- i blame the pain meds ;)

Krista said...

LOVE your twist on the cookies! Where do you pull all these great ideas from??? ;)

brandi said...

i still haven't found the candy cane kisses! these cookies look great, though.

Marina said...

Adorable cookies! I used to love that kind.

Shannon, Tropical Eats said...

ooooooh yummy!!! Those look so cute and tasty :) Idk if those two words belong together but for those cookies they do! that is sooooo cold out.. hope your movie was good chica! :) Stay warm!