This year, the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival is Monday, September 24, 2018. This is a festival that is halfway through the autumn season in the Chinese calendar and it is a time to celebrate the harvest and a lot of traditions center around the moon.
Traditional mooncakes are baked pastries filled with lotus flower paste or sweet bean pastes. I am just in love with mooncake molds, but truth be told, I am not in love with the traditional fillings.
My solution? Make a peanut butter and chocolate “mooncake.” This is a perfect way to have the beauty of a mooncake, but with an American twist!