Super Simple Stuffed Chocolates (Salted Caramel + Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter Caramel, and Maraschino Cherry)
This is hardly a recipe.
I really can’t even pretend that melting chocolate chips and putting them in molds filled with things is at all difficult, or really even worthy of a write-up, but these combos are so freakin’ good, that I just had to share.
It all started with the Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Cups. I made them for Mikey’s step-dad John, for his birthday last week. Mikey and I enjoyed one ourselves, and I even shared a few with our neighbors when I brought over the best cheesecake, ever. I kept telling myself that they were so stupid easy that they didn’t need a recipe, but then I couldn’t get over how delicious they were…annnnd I had to make them again.
I made a couple more variations along with them, this time, though!
So, all of the variations start with melted chocolate chips mixed with just a tiny bit of coconut oil. Then I spread them into either tiny little candy cups, or a really cool silicone chocolate mold.
The original cups are filled with my favorite caramel, ever—my Salted Vanilla Bean Caramel, that I put on pretty much everything, ever (like that cheesecake, and these, and this, and these ridiculous things) as well as all0natural peanut butter. You know, the kind you get to grind yourself at the grocery store with no additives whatsoever…just peanuts! And then they are topped with flaky salt, for good measure. They are ridiculous, and so, SO much better than a Reese’s cup.
The cute little geometric cubes are filled with my super yummy peanut butter caramel (the same stuff from this tart!). They’re like the cups, but it’s all mixed together instead of separate. You could totally make these into little cups, too, if you don’t have any chocolate molds.
And the last ones I made real quick because I wanted something a bit patriotic. They just have a juicy maraschino cherry stuffed in the middle, and are topped with blue and white sparkling sugar (for color and crunch). They would probably be fantastic with fresh cherries, but I didn’t have any around when the inspiration hit. Either way, cherry + chocolate is a classic combo that’s always amazing.