Thursday, April 1, 2010

Peanut Butter Malted Milk Balls

A bulk food store, Simply Bulk, opened nearby, and of course I had to see what was available.

I ogled the cashews and macamias, bought some herbal tea, and spent some time checking out the variety of grains and flours.

It's going to be nice to be able to buy just a little bit of odd items instead of committing to a two- or five-pound bag.

Even better, since this isn't a massive grocery store, I'm betting there's going to be more supervision of the bins, so it's less likely I'll see toddlers roaming around on their own and playing in the quinoa like it's a sandbox.

I took a peek at the candy section, but didn't expect to find anything appealing. But, wait, here's something interesting. Large dark shiny spheres that claim to be peanut butter malted milk balls. I had to try them. I scooped up a small bag of them, and it wasn't long before I sampled. Chocolate, peanut butter, and malted milk flavor mingled nicely.

For some reason, I imagined that the peanut butter was in the center, but some knifework proved that I was wrong. The center is the malted milk ball that's usually coated in chocolate, and it's probably the same size as you'd find in a standard malted milk ball. That's coated with the peanut butter, which is then coated with the chocolate.

The result is a nice mix that's familiar, but with a twist, and not too sweet. Oh yeah, and it seems to be a dark chocolate coating instead of milk chocolate.

I have a feeling some of these will get crushed and mixed into my homemade ice cream when summer arrives.

Looks tasty, hmmmmm?