Hey, you got your chocolate in my bourbon. No, you got your bourbon in my chocolate! Wait, nobody would have a problem with that. Unlike the classic commercials for “two great tastes in one candy bar,” where a klutzy move would result in a chocolate bar falling into a jar of peanut butter, you might call these homemade peanut butter cups with bourbon an entirely planned happy accident.

Bourbon, as it turns out, adds a surprising layer to the chocolate–peanut butter flavor profile. Try these at your holiday party and kick things up a notch. As for which type of bourbon, well, we’ll leave that experimentation up to you, though you may want not want to waste your Pappy Van Winkle on these treats.