Chocolate peanut butter has intrigued me for a long time, given my affection for the combination of chocolate and peanut butter. Until fairly recent years, you couldn't find it in stores. Now you can find a wide variety of flavors both in stores and online, but you pay through the nose for them.
This version from Averie Cooks is one of two recipes I've determined to try for homemade chocolate peanut butter. This is delicious and would be perfect melted and poured onto vanilla ice cream. This version is a bit thicker and uses whole chocolate chips.
Chocolate Peanut Butter
16 oz. dry roasted peanuts, salted
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 Tbsp. vanilla
Using a food processor, process the peanuts until creamy and smooth, about 5 minutes, stopping to scrape the sides as needed. Add the chocolate chips and vanilla, and blend until smooth and creamy.
Store in an airtight container. Refrigerate if you don't plan to eat within a week or two. Makes about 2 1/2 cups of deliciousness.