Valentine’s Day Dessert: White Chocolate Peanut Butter Hearts

Sorry for the influx of Valentine’s Day related posts this week.

Or am I?

I’m almost done, I promise.

In case you’re playing catch-up:

And now, part of the present I gave to Tim…

White Chocolate Peanut Butter Hearts

Recipe inspired by Peas and Crayons

Ingredients

  • Heart shaped cookie cutters
  • 4-5 heaping spoonfuls of natural peanut butter (this was enough for me to make 4 different sized hearts.  Depending on how you make these, you may need more or less spoonfuls).
  • 3 graham cracker squares, crushed
  • White chocolate chips
  • Valentine’s sprinkles

Directions

1.  Line cookie cutters on parchment paper or aluminum foil, greased with a little oil to prevent the chocolate from sticking.

2.  Melt half of the white chocolate.  You can do this by bringing a small pot or saucepan of water to a boil and top with a glass heat-safe bowl.  Or just be ghetto like me and do this step in the microwave.  Underestimate so you don’t burn the chocolate!
3.  Spoon the white chocolate evenly into each cookie cutter, distribute evenlyMake sure you allow this layer to cool before you move on to step 4.  Pop in the fridge to speed along the cooling process. 
4.  In a bowl, combine the peanut butter and crushed graham cracker.
5.  Melt the peanut butter and graham cracker mixture slightly, then pour on your next layer (over the original white chocolate layer).  Again, allow to cool before moving on to step 6.

6.  Melt the rest of your white chocolate, then spread for your top layer!  Add the sprinkles right away.

Look how amazing this looks!  Tim is lucky I didn’t bite right into his present once I sprinkled that last sprinkle.

All tied up and ready to go!

Nothing says love better than a heart-shaped dessert!  I really wanted to post these BEFORE Valentine’s Day, but I also didn’t want to give away my surprise for Tim.  You guys can just make these next year.  Or really for anything – you don’t have to use a heart-shaped cookie cutter and Valentine’s sprinkles!  Be creative.  🙂

One more Vday related post to go, then I’ll stop, I promise.

Anyone give any foodie gifts for Valentine’s this year?  What’s your favorite heart-shaped dessert?

Have a great night!