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Peanut Butter Cup Chicken Mole

April 28th, 2009

Peanut Butter Cup Mole

As you can probably imagine, I’ve come across lots of crazy chocolate peanut butter recipes at this point in my blog adventure. Some are crazy in an awesome way and some are just plain crazy. I can’t quite decide which category this one fits into, but I know that it spiked my curiosity.

This is probably the first savory recipe I’ve come across that is made with Reeses Peanut Butter Cups. For those of you who are mole virgins, both peanut butter and chocolate are perfectly normal ingredients in this dish. However, I’ve never seen both used together and think that using Reeses PB Cups gives the recipe a fun twist. Because even if they melt into the sauce and become indistinguishable in the end, it’s just kind of fun knowing that you’re eating candy for dinner. Most mole recipes seem to call for cocoa powder or dark chocolate, which would deepen the flavor of the dish, but I think the addition of espresso powder in RR’s recipe would provide the richness and depth of flavor that’s normally supplied by a darker source of chocolate.

For a new spin on a classic mexican dish, get the recipe for Peanut Butter Cup Chicken Mole at Everyday with Rachel Ray.

Epilogue: While writing this post, I kind of convinced myself that this would be a good dish, but then my mind wandered a little and once you mix peanut butter cups and chicken, it kind of makes you wonder about the out-there concoctions all this culinary creativity might lead us to…

Reeses Chicken

Kind of ruined it for you too, hm? Sorry!

*Note: This illustration does not depict an actual product; it is merely evidence that I have too much time on my hands.

6 responses so far:

  • I made a peanut butter and chocolate mole once but it was from actual peanut butter and cocoa powder – I’m not sure EXACTLY what the stuff is inside a Reeses PB Cup. Then I saw this recipe and kinda want to try it. The one I made was great but this one looks a little simpler, I bet you could just add a plop of peanut butter and a heap of cocoa instead and you’d be all set. But who woulda thunk this huh? Only Rachael…

    by NickApr 28, 2009 at 8:59 pm
  • Mmmm, chicken mole reese cups. Too funny!

    by MarianneApr 28, 2009 at 9:01 pm
  • Hahaha, that illustration is AWESOME. I’m totally intrigued by this Reese’s cup mole. How intriguing. I know PB and chocolate are normal ingredients, but I normally don’t think of sweet chocolate or PB when I think mole. I’d love to try this out!

    by ElyseApr 28, 2009 at 11:36 pm
  • now that is quite the combo of flavours :)

    by DaniApr 29, 2009 at 8:02 am
  • LOVE THAT Illustration!
    I have a Chili recipe where you add chocolate, it is very good

    by FifiMay 4, 2009 at 12:36 am
  • [...] pondering the craziness of Peanut Butter Cup Chicken Mole, I thought about the equally crazy but widely accepted (thanks to Elvis) combo of peanut butter and [...]

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