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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Anybody Want a Peanut Buttercup? #FoodnFlix


This month Food ‘n Flix pick is the Princess Bride, hosted by Deb at Kahakai Kitchen.


Excuse me a moment…

SQUEEEE!!!!!!!

Sorry (not sorry) I was so excited when I saw this month’s movie choice!!!



Princess Bride was the very first movie Hubs & I watched together.  In fact, he was the one to introduce me to this Classic Tale of True Love & High Adventure! 

It wasn’t until after we were married, however, and merging our book collections, that I realized that The Princess Bride is a book too!  And the book is even more phenomenal than the movie!  AHHH!!



For this event, I took the opportunity to rewatch the move and reread the book.  Fun fact, William Goldman (author of the book) is a screen play writer who wrote his own screen play, which is why the movie is so amazing and follows the book so well.  The best part about reading the book is that is fills in little tiny details you never knew you were missing from the movie!  And while it’s nearly a 400 page book, it is a very quick read.



Anyhow, the recipe.  One of the classic lines from the movie is when Fezzik and Inigo and rhyming in the beginning.  Vezzini says “stop it, I mean it” to which Fezzik replies,




Then, obviously, our heroine is named Buttercup, so the clear recipe choice is Peanut Butter Cups!

Plus, also, we know that chocolate makes miracle pills go down easier (a movie AND book reference (though in the book the chocolate only “makes them look a lot better”).


I ended up cutting this recipe down by a third for a few reasons.  First, I just wanted to use chocolate bars instead of mixing it with chocolate chips (chocolate chips can be waxy and I only had one nice bar of chocolate).  Second, I opened that pantry and found out that my peanut butter jar was nearly empty (thankfully, I had *just* enough for the recipe).  And lastly, I really didn’t think I needed 3 dozen peanut butter cups hanging around my house!

But they were so delicious, my family definitely could have taken the challenge and eaten 3 dozen peanut butter cups!
  


Anybody Want a Peanut Buttercup?
Adapted from Taste of Home

5.2 oz dark or bittersweet chocolate
4 ½ tbsp creamy peanut butter, divided
3 tbsp powdered sugar
1 tsp butter, softened
Dash salt
Pinch fleur de sel, optional

Place the chocolate and 1 ½ tablespoons peanut butter in a microwave safe bowl.  Melt until smooth.

Place 10 paper liners in a mini muffin tin.  Pour about 1 ½ teaspoons of the chocolate mixture into each liner.  Use a food safe paint brush to coax the chocolate up the sides of the liner.  Place in the refrigerator for 10 minutes to harden.

Meanwhile, mix together the remaining peanut butter, butter, powdered sugar, and a dash of salt.

Divide the mixture evenly between the hardened chocolate shells, smoothing it down as much as possible.  Pour the remaining chocolate over the peanut butter to fill the cup.  Sprinkle will fleur de sel.

Place in the refrigerator for 1 hour or more until hardened and serve!





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Anybody Want a Peanut Buttercup?
These homemade Princess Bride inspired peanut butter cups are delicious with dark chocolate and a sprinkle of fleur de sel
Ingredients
  • 5 ounces chocolate
  • 4.5 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • dash salt
Instructions
Place the chocolate and 1 ½ tablespoons peanut butter in a microwave safe bowl. Melt until smooth.Place 10 paper liners in a mini muffin tin. Pour about 1 ½ teaspoons of the chocolate mixture into each liner. Use a food safe paint brush to coax the chocolate up the sides of the liner. Place in the refrigerator for 10 minutes to harden.Meanwhile, mix together the remaining peanut butter, butter, powdered sugar, and a dash of salt.ivide the mixture evenly between the hardened chocolate shells, smoothing it down as much as possible. Pour the remaining chocolate over the peanut butter to fill the cup. Sprinkle will fleur de sel.Place in the refrigerator for 1 hour or more until hardened and serve!
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 10

6 comments:

  1. Perfect recipe, Amy. Love the inspiration behind this

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  2. Your peanut butter cups look amazing Amy and they are perfect for the film.

    I am glad it is a favorite for you too! Have you read As You Wish? (Cary Elwes's memoir of the making of the film.) Both the book and audio are so good and wonderful for fans of the movie. ;-)

    Thanks for joining in this month!
    Deb

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  3. Wow, I went with butter cups, too, but your peanut versions are genius!

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  4. TPB is my FAAAAVORITE (although I disagree about the book, I think the movie is superior :P) and I love these peanut BUTTERCUPS-so clever and tastyyy!

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  5. Oh my gosh, so fun! Love the inspiration that you pulled from the movie...and I don't blame you...I don't need 3 dozen pb cups laying around my kitchen, either! ;)

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  6. Yes I do want one of your Peanut Butter Cups! Now you make me want to read the book :-)

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