This was a new and odd predicament I found myself in. There I stood, Sunday afternoon (post-yoga) and I had no idea what to bake! Although the berry cake was enjoyed at the studio, with temperatures finally beginning to rise, my berry cake quickly turned into a melty-mess.
It was quite gross.
With the changing of the seasons, I realized I needed to switch up my baking tactics; it was time to move away from the luscious treats and towards treats that were easily pop-able, less guilty, and ones that could be easily refrigerated.
Still at a loss at which direction my baking venture should take, Tommy had no problem throwing down a challenge: something with peanut butter. Peanut butter is a dangerous venture for me, especially since I killed half a jar of it this past Friday with a spoon.
I try to stick to (somewhat) healthy-ish eating habits, but when it comes to peanut butter, all self-control goes right out of the window. However, I was up for the challenge.
Tommy had suggested peanut butter sugar cookies, but I quickly shot that down. After our Volunteer Brunch, I was a little sugar-cookied out (because if you’re going to do peanut butter sugar cookies, you need to do them right – with peanut butter or Nutella frosting and all). Finally, we came to an executive decision: peanut butter fudge.
Resisting the urge to dive face first into this delicious beauty, the fudge was easy enough to prep and make. Before popping the fudge into the fridge, I decided to make a thin layer of dark chocolate ganache to go on top (because there is no better combination than peanut butter and dark chocolate)!
Peanut Butter fudge was definitely a good call; my manager and I suffered from a post-brunch daze all week, and looking ahead, this week will be full of Adoptathon prep, Adoptathon itself, and my mom’s birthday! Since there will be plenty of baking coming up in these next few days, I am glad that a simple recipe was decided upon for yesterday. Not only did it give me a chance to mentally tune-out and movie marathon Rogue One and the Hunger Games, but above all else, I could finally relax.
Well, if relaxing is even truly possible for me.