Crunchy Peanut Butter Cocoa Popovers

I wish I loved peanut butter like I used to.

If you’ve had a kid, you may get this. It used to be I’d eat peanut butter cups, peanut butter sandwiches, peanut butter on a spoon. But then, halfway through being pregnant with Seven, something happened.

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Peanut butter started tasting awful.

I don’t know why. I don’t understand it. I don’t WANT to not love it.

Luckily, as time has passed, the love for it is coming back. I can eat a Reese’s. I enjoy a PB&J. I still like preacher cookies. And thanks to these popovers, I am a step closer to my original affection.

I’m getting there!

If you like peanut butter at all, then these are for you. Rich cocoa (I used ScharffenBerger) and crunchy peanut butter (have you tried the Peanut Butter & Company Crunch Time? Wow.) combine to create a delicious dessert or sweet breakfast. Me? I love any excuse to eat something sinful to start the day…but maybe that’s just me. How about you?

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Crunchy Peanut Butter Cocoa Popovers
Rating: 4

Yield: 12 small or 6 large popovers


3 tablespoons butter
3 eggs
1 egg white
1 1/4 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/4 cup sugar
3 tablespoons crunchy peanut butter
1 cup plus 1 tablespoon All Purpose Flour
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
pinch salt
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375F. Divide the butter into the cups of your Pop Over Pan. (If you don’t own one, you can use a muffin tin, but you will need to use all 12 cups. Just divide the butter up evenly) Place the pan in the oven for 3-5 minutes while you are making the batter.
In medium bowl, beat the eggs and egg white with the milk, cream, vanilla, sugar and peanut butter, then whisk in the flour, cocoa, and salt. Pour the batter into the butter filled cups; bake for 22 minutes. Remove from oven and add chocolate chips to each popover. Return to oven. Leave in oven 4 more minutes. Serve with whipped cream, if desired. Enjoy!

As you read this, I am packing or actually on my way to Greenwich, CT for the Greenwich Food & Wine Festival for the weekend. I’m looking so forward all of the music, food, wine, and making new friends. Will you be there? Let me know! I’d love to meet you!

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