In 5th grade, I became addicted to Reese’s Peanut butter cups.

My best friend’s parents owned a small deli/ convenient store in Rochester, New York.  In their home kitchen cupboards, they had giant boxes of the candy they also sold in their store.  One afternoon, after school, Lois and I sat on the kitchen floor and devoured 6 or 7 packs of Reese’s peanut butter cups each.  First, I slowly ate around the edge of each cup to peel away the waxy chocolate that would take away from the sugary PB center.  Then, I would pop the entire middle into my mouth.  I was in love.

After finalizing my fudge brownie recipe, I set out to come up with a peanut butter version that included a gritty sweet peanut butter like the filling of a Reese’s cup.  I prefer using the Jiff creamy peanut butter because it has a fresh and salty peanut taste.  Then, I add confectioner’s sugar, dark brown sugar and salt.  Voila! The perfect marriage of ingredients.

I am in love again.