I knew I hadn’t posted in a little while, but when I peeked at the calendar this morning it appears that I haven’t posted in a whole month. Terrible! I have some pretty good excuses, though. Hear me out:
I prefer to cook and blog on the weekends rather than during the week. There’s ample time to catch natural light for photos (impossible in the evenings for most of the year in Canada), and, well, working a full-time job kind of takes up most of my waking weekday hours. But these past few weekends have been filled with wedding planning, meeting up with vendors and visiting my parents rather than cooking.
The other reason is that I’ve been travelling a lot for work. One week this month was spent at a trade show in NYC, where I spent the majority of my time manning our booth and resting at the hotel. No pizza, hot dogs or “celebrity chef” restaurants to be had. Next week I’ll be making the trek to Kelowna, BC for another conference and trade show but I doubt any decent food tourism with come of that. (I’ll bring my camera just in case!)
Now that I have a few minutes this weekend to catch up, I thought I’d share one of my absolute favourite desserts. It’s the easiest possible recipe and doesn’t even require baking. Give it a try if you’re in the mood for Reese peanut butter cups this long weekend :)
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1 cup butter, melted
- 2 1/2 cups icing sugar
- 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 1 1/3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
Mix the first 4 ingredients in a large bowl and press into a large baking dish, flattening with the back of a spoon. Melt chocolate chips in the microwave in short intervals, stirring in between. Pour over the peanut butter mixture and smooth out with a spatula. Cool and cut into squares before chocolate fully hardens.