Better Together: Chocolate and Peanuts

A match made in heaven.

Confession: I’m a sucker for a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. There’s something so satisfying about that chocolate-peanut combination, and my love of it goes beyond candy: I’ll take it in any dessert form. Here are three of my favorites:

• First, try classic peanut butter blossom cookies. Making them is half the fun—especially when it comes time to top each cookie with a Hershey kiss. The other half is, clearly, eating them.

• Here’s a tasty one by Deb Perlman from the food blog Smitten Kitchen. She makes her version Nutella, a chocolatey spread, using peanuts instead of hazelnuts. This one is so good, we featured the recipe in our magazine.

• And finally, a perfect pick for Halloween: Peanut butter and chocolate dirt cake by the folks at theKitchn. It’s made with peanut butter pudding and dark chocolate pudding, both homemade, with layers of crushed Oreo cookies in between. Time to get cooking!

Did I miss any? What are your favorite chocolate-peanut butter dessert recipes?

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