Homemade Food Gifts: Chocolate Peppermint Peanut Butter

homemade food gift I love homemade food gifts because they are fun to make, unique and usually quite tasty!

Lately, I’ve been having lots of fun in the kitchen making peanut butter and trying new things.

The only thing (other than strong coffee) I love almost as much as chocolate and peanut butter? Peppermint!

All you need is 4 ingredients to make a delicious, beautiful homemade food gift (if you can stand to give it away!):

  • Peanuts
  • Dark chocolate chips
  • Peppermints
  • Peppermint extract

1.  Make your chocolate peanut butter. (see directions here)

chocolate peanut butter in vitamix 2.  Put peppermints in ziplock freezer bag and crush.  (I used a knife)  Crush them smaller than this picture shows.  Next time I will definitely crush them into smaller pieces.

homemade food gift peppermints 3.  Put chocolate peanut butter in a mixing bowl and stir in 1/8 tsp peppermint extract.

homemade food gift peppermint extract 4.  Fill mason jar about 1/2 way with chocolate peanut butter and then add a layer of crushed peppermints.  Add some more peanut butter, then add a layer of peppermints to the top.

peppermint PB layers

peppermint peanut butter If giving as a gift, include the directions to stir well before eating.  Enjoy this homemade food gift as a spread on crackers or English muffin.  Or straight out of the jar!

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4 Responses to Homemade Food Gifts: Chocolate Peppermint Peanut Butter

  1. Brooke Pratt December 12, 2011 at 10:37 am #

    Boy does this look yummy! Just stopping by from Life Made Lovely. May try out your recipe a little later today, thanks for sharing!

  2. heather December 12, 2011 at 11:20 am #

    yum!!!

  3. Chrissy December 12, 2011 at 9:47 pm #

    This is so cute and looks incredibly yummy!! Such cute presentation too!! :)

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