A few weeks ago, I bought some of these Eliot’s Adult Nut Butters. As I have mentioned here before, I am not a huge fan of BP on it’s own, but lvoe it as an ingredient, so it was time for some experimenting. Turns out these Honey Chipotle Sea Salt Buckeyes are awesome… and spicy! They weren’t kidding when they say “bold flavors”! But paired with the chocolate, and the whole sweet/salty thing with the sea salt, they are excellent. Certainly not your everyday Ohio treat. 🙂
So, this weekend is a special weekend in the CSPS world. It was this weekend (yesterday, to be exact), six years ago, that the Foodie World of Cup of Sugar :: Pinch of Salt came to be. 2010 had been a fairly crap year, I’d spent most of January 2011 hiding in my kitchen making comfort food and then the inspiration came: why not make “something” of this. Of course, I had no idea that that something would turn into sharing all my experiments with you all, but here we are, six year on. Almost 1300 recipes. But who’s counting.
So, in honor of this little blog-o-versary (lame, I’m making up words again), I made some chocolates. They say that I am nuts about you. Because, I’m kinda nuts about you. Really. 🙂
I don’t typically make a lot of Halloween themed baked treats. I never get invited to Halloween Parties (do childless adults have those?) and you can’t really give away homemade stuff for trick-or-treaters. This year I did see these cute witches hats though, so I thought that I would make them just to giveaway. They are just sugar cookies with Hershey’s Kisses on top, then prettied up a bit. They are small, so just a bit of a witch, so to speak.
I’ve never been much of a fan of peanut butter. Well, of like a PB+J sandwich. It’s good in baking and cooking, and I definitely like Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups, but just peanut butter…. eh, take it or leave it. Almond butter. Cashew butter. Even Walnut butter (though it is hard to find). Those I prefer more. At any rate, I thought I would make buckeyes, but thought I would put a twist on them and made them with almond butter instead. And sea salt. Love sea salt!
Ah yes, more chocolatey goodness for your valentine … and the second time that I am making fudge in a matter of weeks. Yes, that is unusual. But, given the success of the last type, I thought I would dare to make a second, and besides, I thought I would test out the melting capabilities of those lovely cinnamon chips that I have been using of late. Turns out they melt great, although I am not necessarily that much of a fan of the color. Oh well. The fudge itself tastes great and is super cinnamony. Love those warm chocolate and cinnamon flavors in this cold wintertime!