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Super Simple Stuffed Chocolates (Salted Caramel + Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter Caramel, and Maraschino Cherry)

This is hardly a recipe.

Super Simple Stuffed Chocolates (Salted Caramel + Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter Caramel, and Maraschino Cherry) | spachethespatula.com #recipeI 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!

Super Simple Stuffed Chocolates (Salted Caramel + Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter Caramel, and Maraschino Cherry) | spachethespatula.com #recipeSo, 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.

Super Simple Stuffed Chocolates (Salted Caramel + Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter Caramel, and Maraschino Cherry) | spachethespatula.com #recipeThe 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.

Super Simple Stuffed Chocolates (Salted Caramel + Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter Caramel, and Maraschino Cherry) | spachethespatula.com #recipeAnd 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.

Super Simple Stuffed Chocolates (Salted Caramel + Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter Caramel, and Maraschino Cherry) | spachethespatula.com #recipe

Super Simple Stuffed Chocolates (Salted Caramel + Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter Caramel, and Maraschino Cherry)

Yield: about 2 dozen chocolates

Super Simple Stuffed Chocolates (Salted Caramel + Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter Caramel, and Maraschino Cherry)

Ingredients

  • 9 ounces chocolate chips (I used a mixture of bittersweet and semi-sweet)
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp coconut oil
  • fillings:
  • Salted Vanilla Bean Caramel
  • all-natural peanut butter (the kind where the only ingredient is dry-roasted peanuts)
  • Peanut Butter Caramel
  • maraschino cherries
  • toppings:
  • flaky sea salt
  • sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Place the chocolate and coconut oil in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds, stir then repeat. If the chocolate is still not melted after the second 30-second increment followed by vigorous stirring, keep heating in 12 second hurts until smooth.
  2. Place a small amount of chocolate (about a teaspoon) into the bottom of your cup/mold. Use knife, pastry brush, or small spoon to smear the chocolate around and up the sides.
  3. Add in about 1/2 teaspoon of peanut butter, and top with caramel. Cover completely with more melted chocolate. Top with salt. OR add in just caramel or a cherry, and cover completely with more melted chocolate. Top with sprinkles, if desired.
  4. Place in the fridge or freezer for about 10 minutes to harden. Store in the fridge.
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Super Simple Stuffed Chocolates (Salted Caramel + Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter Caramel, and Maraschino Cherry) | spachethespatula.com #recipe Super Simple Stuffed Chocolates (Salted Caramel + Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter Caramel, and Maraschino Cherry) | spachethespatula.com #recipeP.S.—My giveaway will be ending on Monday, so get your entries in!

   

12 Responses to “Super Simple Stuffed Chocolates (Salted Caramel + Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter Caramel, and Maraschino Cherry)”

  1. Sarah — June 20, 2014 at 5:37 am

    Girl, I am seriously drooling all over my keyboard and craving every single one of those luscious chocolates at only 7:30am! I LOVE all the different variations you tried, especially that 'rockin-looking peanut butter one! These are just all-around incredible, Rachael—Can't wait to try some of these! Pinned. 🙂

    • Rachael replied: — June 20th, 2014 @ 11:40 am

      Thank you!! They're so stinkin' easy that it's hard to believe how awesome they taste 😛

  2. Heather — June 21, 2014 at 4:52 am

    Oh my goodness, these look fantastic! Thanks for the recipe.

    • Rachael replied: — June 21st, 2014 @ 10:43 am

      You're welcome! I hope you enjoy them as much as I have! Or maybe not quite as much since I literally ate three in a row, hahah

  3. huntfortheverybest — June 21, 2014 at 8:58 am

    i love the cherries. what a great idea!

    • Rachael replied: — June 21st, 2014 @ 11:16 am

      Thank you! I was trying to be patriotic. Plus, my mom and grandma totally love those chocolates with the gooey cherry interior!

  4. Mondo | I bake he shoots — June 21, 2014 at 9:07 am

    love the money shot! plus, peanut butter and salted caramel never hurt anybody.

    • Rachael replied: — June 21st, 2014 @ 10:43 am

      Haha, precisely!

  5. ironchefshellie — June 23, 2014 at 12:00 am

    WOW! How amazing are your photos! and OMG the drool factor is off the charts!!

    • Rachael replied: — June 23rd, 2014 @ 1:06 am

      Thank you so much! That is beyond sweet of you to say!

  6. TheGastronomicBong — June 23, 2014 at 2:59 am

    These small little chocolate bombs look so delicious.. peanut butter and salted caramel are one of my favourites…. Love the photographs.. 🙂

    • Rachael replied: — June 23rd, 2014 @ 11:41 am

      Thank you! Peanut butter and salted caramel is a personal favorite of mine, as well 😛

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