Peanut butter cup rocky road

Peanut butter is a pretty big deal in my house. I try and sneak some in to everything I bake. A certain other housemate likes to occasionally (very occasionally) eat it with a piece of chocolate as a spoon. And I definitely don’t judge, because if I had chocolate and a jar of peanut butter right now, I’d be doing it too.

For my birthday this year, I decided to go with an American theme for my party – largely driven by wanting to have loads of American-style food.

Reeses peanut butter cups feature heavily on a lot of the American blogs I read, so I knew they would have to be included somehow.

I bought a bag of mini regular peanut butter cups, and a bag of mini white chocolate peanut butter cups, and although I did briefly consider just putting them in a bowl for people to help themselves, I thought they could be put to better use in this twist on rocky road.

They’re joined by that other American sweet snack favourite, Oreos, to create a super chocolately, crunchy, sweet and salty bar, that was a HUGE hit with all the peanut butter lovers who tried it.

If you have a weakness for peanut butter and chocolate you probably shouldn’t make these to be honest, because they are so insanely addictive you will keep going back for more. But if you have a party to go to, you should definitely make them and instantly become the most popular person there!

Peanut butter cup rocky road

  • 150g milk chocolate
  • 150g dark chocolate
  • 125g butter
  • 3 tbsp golden syrup
  • 225g Oreos
  • 1 bag mini milk chocolate peanut butter cups
  • 1 bag white chocolate peanut butter cups

Heat the chocolate, butter and golden syrup in a heavy-based saucepan, stirring until all the chocolate has melted then set aside to cool. Bash the Oreos and stir these into the chocolate mixture, then chop the peanut butter cups into quarters and add about two thirds of them into the mix. Spread into a 9×9″ square tin, lined with foil, then push the remaining pieces of peanut butter cups on top. Chill in the fridge for a couple of hours, before cutting into squares and serving.

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7 thoughts on “Peanut butter cup rocky road

  1. I’m not keen on really sweet chocolate but I make two exceptions (probably more if I’m pushed) – Maltesers and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. I think I wold be very happy tucking into your rocky road, it looks divine. And a belated happy Birthday too.

    • Thanks! I don’t ever really buy confectionary-type chocolate (apart from creme eggs, obsessed) unless I’m planning to bake with it, but I would never, ever say not to a peanut butter cup… Or a malteser for that matter!

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  3. Oh my GOD! I remember seeing these on Twitter a few weeks ago but I didn’t realise there were Oreos in there too! I love how insane these are! Oreos and PB Cups are my favourite of the American goodies but I’ve never tried the white cups. On a related note, have you seen the Giant Reese’s cups? They have them in Selfridges, not tried them yet but want to!

    • Haha! I’m not really the biggest oreo fan, I don’t like to just eat them, but in baked good, and these bars, they are pretty amazing…

      Not seen the giant Reeses cups but I think I need to! Imagine it will be a while before they make it to Cornwall though 😦

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