Peanut Butter Cups

I previously made homemade mini peanut butter cups, but I filled them with regular peanut butter, which while delicious, isn’t exactly like the Reese’s peanut butter cups of my childhood.

Recently I came across a recipe for Reese’s peanut butter bars on My Baker Lady.

Rather than make bars, I decided to make mini cups again. A little more time consuming, but super cute.

The paste looked like the Reese’s one, though it didn’t taste the same. It was similar but not exact. We had such a heat wave when I tried to unwrap these and photograph them. They were melting like crazy! On a normal day though, these stay pretty sturdy, though it’s best to keep them in the fridge until they are ready to be eaten.

Wedding Cake

Some girls immediately go to try on dresses after they get engaged. Me? My first thought was to go cake tasting.

There were a lot of aspects of my wedding that got pushed passed acceptable deadlines, but getting a cake was not one of them. We began cake tasting about two weeks after getting engaged. It ended up not being as satisfying and fun as I had always imagined though.

First we sampled several bakeries at various wedding vendor events. Our reactions were extreme disappointment. Sickeningly sweet, artificial tasting, overpriced. Most of the cakes I sampled tasted like a cake mix and I was not willing to pay $5-7 dollars a slice for some cake mix. Some cakes we sampled were also overly dry, almost inedible. Here’s DH’s interpretation of how our cake tasting experience went:

Choosing A Cake

I’ve made Nutella ice cream several times now. I was recently trying to think of ways to lighten it up, and then it hit me. Why not make a Nutella frozen yogurt? That’s a flavor I haven’t yet seen at the fro-yo stores.

The recipe is easy peasy. Just two ingredients! The result was a yogurt that tasted of hazelnut, chocolate, and was a little tart too.