Hi there! That was a longer break than usual for me – sorry!
Despite my absence, I have been up to just as much baking and chocolate peanut butter consumption as usual. I have also been chatting with the wonderful Jessie Oleson of Cakespy who kindly informed me of some fantastic treats on our very own glorious NJ shore!
On a recent visit to the east coast, she stopped by an adorable little bakery called The Scone Pony and shortly thereafter posted a glowing review of their baked goods. In addition to taking a liking to their adorably punny name, she also enjoyed the Peanut Butter Pie w/ Chocolate Ganache Topping (pictured above) and, “A simple but perfect peanut butter cookie sandwich filled with a sweet peanut butter cream (kind of a fancy Nutter Butter).” I think it’s safe to say that we have similar tastes!
With the summer just barely kicked off, it’s comforting knowing that Taste Tester and I have plenty of time to fit a shore trip into our schedules in order to get our mitts on these precious goodies.
If by chance you can’t make it to the Jersey shore (or if you’re a snobbypants and don’t ‘do Jersey’ – whatever!) Jessie also mentioned this fabulous Peanut Butter & Jelly Bar from ciao for now in NYC’s East Village:
She notes, “served in thick, dense wedges, this bar is weighty–but oh so rewarding. It all starts with a thick cookie-like crust on top of which is sandwiched a thick layer of peanut butter and a sliver of jelly, which is then all topped with an oaty-nutty-crumbly topping.” Say no more – where’s my metro card?!! Granted there’s no chocolate in the bar, but PB&J is a close cousin of PB&C, so I can make an exception!
Lesson learned: Keep an eye on Cakespy for yummy cpb treats and of course for those adorable cupcake paintings of hers! Thanks to Jessie for spreading the word about these treats as well as the beautiful photos!