Living in Italy, there are a few things that are harder to find than others. So in many cases, I have to improvise and make my own. Unfortunately, not everything will taste the same or be the same as the thing you want. But those times, you come so close to the product as you can, all you can say is “Hallelujah”. It’s like being a kid on Christmas, when you wake up early on Christmas Eve (in my case, as in Norway we celebrate on the 24th of December), and walk downstairs and see the tree all lit up and loads of presents underneath. Managing to make something you can’t get a hold of easily, is almost as good as the feeling of waking up on Christmas.
Ingredients you will need:
150g of chocolate. I prefer milk chocolate, but whatever floats your boat.
Half a cup of peanut butter.
1/4 cup of icing sugar
1/2 tablespoon butter if you like(i didn’t add it, but it might get you closer to the original product).
How to make them:
First melt the chocolate in a bain-marie, which is just a fancy name for double boiler.
Then add the melted chocolate to the molds of your choice, making sure to cover all of it and shaking of any excess. I usually don’t use the ones I used but they were feeling left out. Let the chocolate cool down in the freezer for 15 minutes.
In a bowl, add peanut butter(i used smooth, but talking to my sister, we both agreed that crunchy peanut butter would probably be good too), the icing sugar and butter if you choose to go that route. Mix until you have a smooth paste.
Add the peanut butter filling to a piping bag, or if you don’t have one, you can simply just add it to a small, clean plastic bag and cut a corner off. This makes our lives a whole lot simpler and less messier.
Take the mold out of the freezer and add the filling and cover with chocolate.
Once you have filled everything and covered them with chocolate, put them back into the freezer for at least 45 minutes. Now you are ready to take them out of the molds. Do this carefully, as pressing to hard might break them. As you can see from the picture below, one of the mice suffered an ear loss. Don’t know why they were playing around, trying to reenact the Tyson-Holyfield match. Guess it got too cold in the freezer.