One of the toughest things moving from my family home where someone was always around to an apartment by myself is a few moments of loneliness that crop up occasionally. One sure way to cure any feeling of loneliness is an empanada. An empanada filled with peanut butter and a candy bar to be specific. Also, my parents left me a huge bag of Snickers after moving me in, and they were torturing me just sitting in my refrigerator.
These empanadas are inspired by a favorite restaurant in Houston, Marini’s Empanada House. I had tried making empanadas before, but I had definite problems with the dough. It was just off. So I went searching through the Internet and came across a new recipe. And it turned out perfect- flakey, salty, and buttery. The only downside is that it needs to chill for about 2 hours, but I promise it is so worth the wait.
These dessert empanadas are a sweet and salty treat that you can’t live without. Dare I say it, but my homemade version is even better than what I’ve had at Marini’s.
Also, please excuse my slightly subpar photos. I am still trying to get used to my new apartments lack of lighting, and I was also in a huge hurry to eat these bad boys. I may just have to force myself ot make another batch and eat them again. I lead a tough life.