Peanut butter has been on the list of dessert cravings these last few weeks. I recently saw some delicious looking peanut butter snickers cookies on Two Peas and Their Pod. The cookies were peanut butter cookies, mixed with pieces of snickers. The combination sounded yummy.

But then I thought, well why break up the Snickers into small chunks? Why not just stuff the peanut butter cookie with an entire snickers bar, similar to the oreo stuffed chocolate cookies, thin mint stuffed chocolate chip cookies and brownie stuffed chocolate chip cookies I’ve previously done.

If you haven’t yet tried or heard of them, Five Guys is a popular burger chain that originated on the East Coast. It is often compared to In-N-Out for those of us on the West Coast.

However, while In-N-Out remains only on the West (to the despair of my Cali friends who have moved to the East Coast), in the last few years Five Guys has expanded across the US, and now has many locations on the West Coast. I’ve seen quite a few pop up in San Diego this year.

This weekend, we noticed the opening of a new one in the Costa Verde plaza, and decided to stop by for lunch.

There are many things about Five Guys which I think make it so appealing and popular. While it is a fast food shop, the burgers are made to order and completely customizable. There are a few basic burgers to select from, and then you are given a list of toppings you can add (all free). With each topping, you also have the option of choosing a light layer, regular, or extra.

A recent article on Serious Eats featuring Brazilian cheese puffs had me craving these chewy treats again.

I’ve made them before, but I previously only knew them as Korean tapioca bread (also sometimes called mochi bread in Japanese bakeries).