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Category: Candy

Peanut Butter Cups

Why, hello there! How do you do? Please, sit down. Have a cuppa.

I’ve been away for a while. I apologize.

After school ended last April, my summer’s been busy with awesomeness. Yes, I am bragging. Awesomeness! Awesomeness! 2012 has been grand! I’m looking forward to the rest of the year.

Now, I read multiple blogs. The ones that I’ve stuck to the longest are the ones that share deets about their lives. I’m a sucker for love stories. I don’t have a love story (sorry, cheeseballs), but I would like to tell you more about my life.

Unfortunately for you, readers, I am also a private person. The desire to share is conflicting with my fear of sharing. Harhar. I’ll do it slowly. No worries–I’ll be victorious. It’s me against myself, I’ll win either way.

Ahemhem…when I left my summer student position this past summer, I wanted to bring something in to share. My workplace was a little non-profit organization with a lot of heart. I will miss the people and my job dearly—I learned a lot and was thrown into many big responsibilities. I was responsible for people, sensitive information, new projects…I couldn’t believe that I had the chance to do those things.

Anywho, I brought homemade peanut butter cups to share with my colleagues. They were easy to make and delicious to eat. These peanut butter cups are a sure-fire way to impress—if you want to impress.

Now, I’m back in school again and navigating the wily ways of education. It’s too exciting. I’m giddy.

Peanut Butter Cups
Recipe from Have Cake Will Travel

I used this recipe, but adjusted it to a mini muffin pan. It was about a teaspoon for each chocolate layer. For the peanut butter middle, I broke off a bit of the peanut butter mixture, rolled it, flattened it, and placed it in the middle before covering everything with the second layer of chocolate. Remember to tap your muffin pan against your counter after each chocolate layer to make everything even! Good luck!


Liquorice Wands

Today…I sat in front of two whimpering, weeping girls at the movie theatre. …Oh, and one boy.

It is Canada’s premier day for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2—the very last film in the Harry Potter saga. The very last.

Oh well. So, it’s quite reasonable to find Potterheads emotional while watching the film. I teared up too at all the sad bits. I hate it when the good guys die. It’s also sad when the baddies die. But I’m more emotionally attached to the good ones.

It’s over. It’s all over. Voldemort finally keeled over and died.

So, Potter-themed treat: liquorice wands. Strawberry-flavoured liquorice is one of my fave candies. Add some chocolate and more candies, and it’s something pretty neat.

Liquorice Wands
recipe inspired by the ones on the internet

Bunch of liquorice
Some chocolate or candy melts
More candy or sprinkles to decorate (I crushed hard candies)

Line a pan with parchment paper/tin foil/plastic wrap.

Melt chocolate in a double boiler.

Dip a piece of liquorice in the melted chocolate and shake off excess chocolate.

Lay dipped liquorice on pan and sprinkle on decorations.

Continue until desired number of candies has been made.

Slip pan into freezer for about 15 to 30 minutes to harden before eating.