I like the other creme brulee better, this one is so different and delicious. We all wished this were a little more chocolate and a little less peanut butter, but the texture was great, and it was fun to do something different. This made 8 servings, and each serving was 610 calories. We gave this an 8. Here's what to do:
3 c heavy cream
1/2 c whole milk
1/2 c peanuts, toasted
1/2 c sugar
3 1/2 oz milk chocolate, chopped small
1/4 c smooth peanut butter
7 large egg yolks
pinch of salt
1/2 c sugar for bruleeing
Bring the milk and cream to a simmer over medium heat, remove from the heat and stir in the peanuts. Let sit, covered, for at least 1 hour in the refrigerator. Strain the mixture, then return the cream to the heat.
Preheat the oven to 350.
Add 1/4 c of sugar to the cream, bring it to simmering again, make sure the sugar is completely dissolved, then add in the peanut butter and chocolate.
While doing this, beat the eggs and 1/4 c sugar until thick and pale in color. Slowly whisk in the hot cream mixture. Strain the mixture, then ladle the mixture into the 8 ramekins. Place them in a baking dish and pour water into the baking dish so it reaches halfway up the ramekins. Bake for 40-45 minutes, then cool and refrigerate. When ready to serve, brulee the remaining sugar over the custards, either with a torch or under the broiler. Serve.