With the release of the most recent Star Wars movie, I thought I’d pay hômage to the overall cannon of celestial movies and crank out this epic, Russian-doll style peanut butter ball. That’s right people, this is a peanut butter ball, inside of a peanut butter ball, inside of another peanut butter ball, and all surrounded by a thick layer of death star chocolate (I apparently took the concept of “death by chocolate” a little too literally here 🙂 ).
Please enjoy this little pictogram of my thought process with this one:
Rock Star of Death:
Rock Star of Death ON Death Star (now THAT would be a great concert 😉 ):
And what food is the rock star of the baking world? (in my opinion, which, let’s be honest here people, is the only one that counts on these pages. You’re all just along for the ride, my totally captive audience, forced to suffer through all manner of deliciousness. BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! (OK, sure, you could just choose to leave this webpage, but since I’ll never know, I’m telling myself that that’s an impossibility 😉 )).
PEANUT BUTTER!!! And thus, we have this rich and decadent peanut butter bomb, just begging to be sliced open and consumed by any and all manner of beings (peanut butter and chocolate are so good together, I’m sure inanimate objects would consume it if they could only figure out the logistics and build themselves a mouth or something).
I mean, c’mon! Look at that! How can something so right be wrong? I dusted these heart-attack inducing orbs with a little edible glitter dust so they’d look like the true gems of the night sky that they are. If the real death star was created out of such building materials, I would always be willing to be on the front lines to go forth and, uh help destroy it I guess? I mean the eating of it would probably take a long time, but we’d be saving lives here people! And ridding the universe of evil (mmmm…who knew the dark side could be so alluring? Although that also makes me a bit concerned about myself if I’m that easily swayed. It’s actually probably a minor miracle that I was never kidnapped and murdered as a child. “Come with me little girl” says creepy old man. “No way! I’m not supposed to go with strangers!!” says miniaturized Amber. “I have candy and chocolate”. Someone who has candy AND chocolate? Clearly this person is both safe, reliable and generous. “OK!” and then Amber was never heard from again. Tragic – especially because the creepy old man very likely didn’t actually have candy and chocolate. Only candy 😉 . And yes, I’m a horrible, horrible human being who just made light of child kidnapping. In my defence, this is an evil villain death star post. What did you think I was going to talk about? 😉 )
Anywho, moving on – the following image was literally 100% put in here to p@*s off all the hardcore Star Wars AND Star Trek fans out there, thus bringing them together in holy…uh…hatred I suppose? I mean, they’re both space things, it’s practically the same thing right? 😉 (I fear an assassin is now currently on their way to my house. Actually, who are you fooling? You can’t assassinate me, you’re living in your parent’s basement, there’s no way you have the kind of dough required to execute (ha!) that kind of operation. Also, it would require interacting with other humans, and we all know you can’t handle that 😉 ).
Yowzers Amber, you’re stone cold in this post, remind me not to ever get on your dark side. Also, I think you’ve had too much chocolate, so just hand it over slowly and no one gets hurt:
I think we’re done here 😉 .
Yield: 6 large Death Stars
- Death Star ice cube mould (or just make a really large ball, at which point, no mould necessary)
- 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons peanut butter
- 1/2 cup icing sugar
- 1 tablespoon vegan butter
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
- 1-2 cups chocolate chips or chopped chocolate
- Line a baking sheets, or a plate with wax paper.
- In a small bowl, combine peanut butter, icing sugar, vegan butter and vanilla. Take about 1/4 teaspoon peanut butter mixture and roll into a small ball and place on prepared baking sheet/plate. Repeat until you have 6 small balls.
- Place baking sheet/tray in the freezer.
- While mini peanut butter balls are chilling, place about a cup of chocolate in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for about a minute. Stir until chocolate is fully melted (return to microwave for 10-15 seconds intervals if after about 30 seconds of stirring it seems like it still needs it).
- Remove mini peanut butter balls from the freezer and dip in chocolate.
- Return to the freezer for a few minutes or until the chocolate firms up. Take a bout a teaspoon of peanut butter ball mixture and shape around your first peanut butter ball. Repeat steps 3,4 and 5 melting extra chocolate as required..
- Take about a tablespoon of peanut butter mixture (or however much you need) and shape around first two layers of peanut butter balls. Return to the freezer.
- Using Death Star ice cube mould, fill the bottom half with melted chocolate about 3/4 of the way. Place triple layered peanut butter ball in the center of the mould and close the mould. Using a funnel, pour melted chocolate into the hole at the top of the mould very slowly, until it is pretty much filled. Return to the freezer for at least an hour, then carefully remove epic peanut butter ball from the mould.
- Alternatively, if not using a mould, just dip in more chocolate.
- Death by chocolate.