Ryan O’Bryan Has Found the Best Dessert Ever
Ice cream is good. Cake is good. But neither holds a candle to what I think is by far the best dessert combination ever. That's right, ever.
I am a sucker for sweets. How I don't weigh well north of 300 pounds, I don't know. After nearly every meal, I have to have something sweet, usually it's chocolate. Man, do I LOVE chocolate, especially dark chocolate. Not that 80% cacao stuff that tastes like what I assume socks taste like after they've been in a pair of shoes all day, but normal dark chocolate. No offense to the ladies out there, but when it comes to chocolate, I dare you, no, I triple dog dare you to find a woman who enjoys it as much as me. There are few things in the world better than dark chocolate in my humble opinion, however there is a way to enhance it. Just. Add. Peanut. Butter.
"But why not just eat a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup," you say? Because it's not the same. No disrespect to the fine people at Reese's, I do enjoy your holiest of flavor combinations, but your slightly dry peanut butter nestled inside a convenient milk chocolate cup doesn't even slightly compare to the combo of a dark chocolate Hersey's Kiss firmly implanted in the midst of a heaping spoonful of creamy peanut butter.
Side note - Is it hot in here all of a sudden, or is it just me? Just me? OK then, moving on...
If you really want to enjoy this magnificent combination to its fullest, I strongly encourage you to spend the extra cash and go with the Peter Pan Honey Roasted brand of peanut butter. And yes, it MUST be Peter Pan. I have tried the others and they're not the same. Peter Pan has a creaminess that I have yet to find from the other brands. I don't know much about anything, but trust me on this, spend the extra 50 cents on the Peter Pan. You can thank me later.
The nice thing about this is that unlike a peanut butter cup where the P.B. to chocolate ratio has already been decided for you by some suit inside the Reese's corporation, YOU call the shots here. Want more peanut butter flavor than chocolate? Simply put more peanut butter on the spoon. More chocolate than peanut butter? Then perhaps just a little bit of peanut butter on the end of the spoon is all you need. Not sure? Experiment until you find something you like. At the end of the day you're still eating peanut butter and chocolate so you're already in a good place!
Personally, I prefer more peanut butter than chocolate. I drop the chocolate directly into the jar, then fish it out with a spoon — like a delicious scavenger hunt!
It should be noted, if you didn't already know, this is by no means the healthy dessert in the world, but if you're like me and don't care, then go crazy! No harm, no foul. Well, maybe a little harm.