Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Spread

It’s been said that necessity is the mother of invention. And while I guess I can’t really argue that this Chocolate Peanut Butter Spread is a necessity, this recipe came from my really, really strong desire for something deliciously chocolatey to top my leftover french bread with last Friday morning. And that’s kind of close enough, right?
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Since I’m doing the Pantry Challenge, I worked with what I had on hand.  And now that I’ve figured out how to make this, I won’t have to worry about running out of Nutella again.
So if you want some of this chocolatey deliciousness too, here’s what you’ll need:

1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips

3/4 c. creamy peanut butter

2 T. powdered sugar

2 T. butter, softened

To make:

1. Scoop peanut butter into small bowl.

2. Melt chocolate chips in microwave for 1 minute on 50% power. Stir and continue melting/stirring at 30 second intervals on 50% power until chocolate chips are completely melted.

3. Stir chocolate into peanut butter until well blended.
4. Add powdered sugar and softened butter to mixture and mix together until smooth.
5. Spread on toast and enjoy.
6. Place any leftover spread in a container with a well-sealed lid, a jelly size canning jar works well, and store in the refrigerator. To use again, scoop desired amount into microwavable bowl and heat 10 seconds or so to soften.
This post linked to:
Tasty Tuesday at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam
These Chicks Cooked at This Chick Cooked
I’m Lovin’ It at Tidy Mom

Janet is a mom to two daughters and is married to her best friend. Her belief that we are blessed so that we may bless others fuels her writing at frugalandfocused.com where she shares her thoughts on faith, family, and frugal living. She strives to make the most of what she's given in life and hopes to inspire others to do the same.