I have a confession. I enjoy grocery shopping. Especially at Whole Foods (which, given the fact that the nearest store is 100 miles away, I don’t get to very often). I could spend hours comparing products and analyzing ingredient labels. Sometimes I like to look at some of the new processed foods on the market just so I can start ranting about all the junk that gets put into these products. I then feel challenged to come up with a healthier alternative. Case in point: Hershey’s Chocolate Peanut Butter. I totally nailed this one! Look how pretty it is. And its looks don’t even touch its taste!
Chocolate Peanut Butter
2 c. raw organic peanuts
2 T. liquid sweetener of choice (I have used maple syrup and agave)
1 1/2 T. cacao powder
1-2 T. coconut oil
1/2- 1 t. salt
Place peanuts in food processor. Process until smooth, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Add remaining ingredients. Start with the smaller amounts of coconut oil and salt. Add as needed. Process until blended.
I find this recipe pairs quite nicely with my index finger. (Saves on spoons, which are my second favorite way of eating it.)
What’s your favorite peanut butter combination? When I was pregnant with my second born, I dipped Milwaukee Baby Dills in it!!