I believe the best flavor combination in the world is chocolate and peanut butter. I regularly scan blogs and Pinterest for chocolate peanut butter recipes. And if a new chocolate peanut butter product comes on the market, it is guaranteed that I will purchase it.
So one day while on Twitter, I saw a tweet that included a link to this recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies. The link led me to a lovely cookie-related story but the thing that really caught my attention was a photo of this:
I had no idea this product was on the market. How did I not see it? How long had I been missing out? Instantly I was on a mission — I simply had to have a jar of this stuff. And just a few days later, I had that jar in my grubby little hands. I was simply giddy.
My giddiness was short-lived. It wasn’t chunky. It wasn’t creamy. It was gritty. While the flavor was enjoyable, the texture was weird. It was almost like they mixed sand in. Sigh. Disappointment. I wouldn’t be making any chocolate peanut butter and banana sandwiches with this stuff. But I had an entire jar (minus a small spoonful). What was I going to do with it? Oh yes — the cookies:
The cookies are delicious. Thankfully the grittiness disappears into the cookie dough. Plus, they are stuffed with peanut butter, the Reese’s spread, chocolate chips, M&M’s, and mini peanut butter cups. That’s definitely a ‘Barbified’ recipe if I ever saw one.
I give a glowing endorsement to the cookies. But if texture is an issue to you, I suggest you avoid the spread. Looks like I’ll be searching for more recipes to use up the rest of my spread and sticking with regular peanut butter for my sandwiches.