Why should hazelnuts get all the attention? Peanut butter and chocolate is a classic combo, and it’s utterly simple to make a spread just like Nutella using the jarred peanut butter and chocolate chips in your cupboard. This smooth, creamy chocolate-peanut butter spread is like a peanut butter cup you can spread on toast. We plowed through a batch, and have plans to mix up more to fill jars and give as holiday gifts – far less fussy than homemade candies and other confections, and very well received.
Start with equal amounts of creamy or chunky peanut butter and chocolate chips – if you want to get fancy, use good-quality chopped dark or semisweet chocolate.
Put them into a glass or Pyrex bowl together and microwave for about a minute.
Stir until smooth – the lumps of chocolate will work themselves out with the heat of the peanut butter.
Once chilled, it will firm up but should have the spreadable consistency of Nutella. If not, warm it again with another spoonful of peanut butter, stirring again until smooth.
Pour into jars, refrigerate, and serve. Yum.
And please, do try to share. ‘Tis the season for giving.