May 2015 Chocolate of the Month: Peanut Butter Bonbons

May 2015 Chocolate of the Month: Peanut Butter Bonbons

1 box, 22 chocolates



Our Peanut Butter Cups are named for my mother—PB are her first two initials (Pauline Benjamin!), and she loves peanut butter.

This year, trying to come up with Mother’s Day chocolates when she was having a rough week, I wondered what she would want. She’s not much into holidays. A hippie to her core, that one. Anti-establishment like you wouldn’t believe—it’s no surprise her daughter runs her own business, I was raised to avoid “the man” at all costs.

I knew if I made a traditional Mother’s Day chocolate box, all pastel flowers and dainty pink ribbon, she would wrinkle her nose. My mom is a working mom, and working moms need workaday chocolates, not yearly tokens of sticky-sweet appreciation. I decided to make a whole box of peanut buttery chocolates. A good-hearted, hard-working flavor, like my good-hearted, hard-working mother.

These are the ones that got my mom’s seal of approval. I hope yours likes them too.

This box contains 22 chocolates:

·      Ten of our Classic Peanut Butter Cups, in stripy white chocolate, milk chocolate, and dark chocolate heart-shaped shells.

·      Four Peanut Butter and Jelly Bonbons: a layer of dark chocolate ganache and a layer of muscat grape pâté de fruit, enrobed in dark chocolate and drizzled with a white chocolate-peanut butter drizzle.

·      Four White Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles, hand-dipped in dark chocolate and set into a bed of crushed peanuts.

·      Four Spicy Peanut Sauce Caramels: inspired by Thai peanut sauce! Spicy and rich and fragrant with layers of lemongrass, rice vinegar, chile peppers, lime, and ginger.


A few notes:

·      Each box comes with a hand written description of its contents.

·      If you’re ordering for Mother’s Day, please indicate so when checking out and we will hold your box so it arrives just in time. Otherwise, this box will begin shipping May 1st.

·      This box cannot be rearranged. For a wider assortment of chocolates, see our Small Assorted Collection, or Big Assortment Box.

·      Chocolate of the Month members will receive one box of chocolates.

Ingredients: organic and fair-trade dark chocolate (cocoa paste, cocoa butter, vegan sugar, soy lecithin, vanilla), organic peanuts, organic coconut oil, organic coconut butter, spices, extracts, flavor oils, muscat grapes, rice vinegar, organic confectioner's sugar (contains organic cornstarch), pectin, agar-agar, organic vanilla, sea salt.

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