Jonesing for the disgustingly delicious guilty pleasure of a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup? Too cheap to buy them/in a location where they are less than freely available? Why not try the lovely Nigella Lawson‘s recipe for arterial disaster? I did and now I feel bad and good in equal measure.

Mix peanut butter with real butter and far too much sugar, pack into tin and press down firmly. Pour melted chocolate over the top. When set, cut into bits. Fill face. Feel slightly sick.

Has anyone else made versions of commercially-produced sweets at home? People who make their own toffee and risk full-body sugar burns? It seems somehow quaint and Victorian (not to mention dangerous), and almost wholesome considering the large quantities of sugar, butter and cream normally involved in this kind of thing.

Anyway, seriously, if you like peanut butter and chocolate, do it. Don’t eat them too close to bedtime, or the sugar content will send you through the roof and prevent you getting to sleep for ages, so you’ll just lie there feeling guilty about being a lardy pig.