The payoffs of DIY are satisfaction and control. It is very satisfying to make peanut butter cups, and the impression they make on people is way out of proportion to difficulty. Control is great because you can use dark chocolate if you want, and make the peanut butter as sweet as you like. You also get to manage proportions, which can be a sticking point. Wine Spectator's Owen Dugan explains.
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