Tips: This is a quick and easy
treat for toast, apple slices, or graham crackers. I have used store-bought
chips very successfully here. I prefer to use a peanut butter that
is reduced in sugar and sodium content (Jif makes one, but other
companies might, too), but you can use any smooth peanut butter
for this recipe. Note that I have not tried making this with a reduced-fat
peanut butter, nor have I used an all-natural peanut butter, the
type that separates upon standing (I don’t think the latter
would be a good idea for this).
Make sure you don’t skip the processing step; this isn’t
nearly as good without it. Initially and for some hours after this
is made, it is quite thin, but it hardens up within half a day or
so to a good spreading consistency. A nice treat to ease those back-to-school
blues or as part of a play tea.
Yield: 2 cups
- 6 ounces (1 cup) semisweet chocolate chips
- 6 ounces ( 1 cup) milk chocolate chips
- 3/4 cup warm water
- 1/3 cup smooth peanut butter
Combine all ingredients in medium microwaveable bowl. Microwave
at 50% (medium) power for one minute, then stir thoroughly. Microwave
for further short intervals (about 30 seconds) at 50% (medium)
power until almost smooth. Stir until smooth and melted (mixture
will be thin).
Pour mixture into workbowl of food processor fitted with steel
blade. Process at high speed for three “bursts” of
about ten seconds each, or just until mixture is smooth. Pour
into heat-resistant container of at least 2-1/2 cup capacity.
Cool completely before covering tightly (mixture will still be
thin when cooled, but it will gradually thicken). Store at cool
room temperature for up to two weeks.
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