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Chocolate Peanut Butter Bliss

By Emma :

Everyday Culinary Delights👩‍🍳

Chocolate Peanut Butter Recipe

Dear food lovers, I am absolutely thrilled to share a recipe that combines two of my all-time favorite flavors: chocolate and peanut butter. The love affair between these two ingredients is well-documented in the culinary world, and today, I am adding my own twist to this legendary duo. Prepare yourself for a homemade chocolate peanut butter that’s not only decadent but also incredibly easy to make. It’s perfect for spreading on toast, drizzling over ice cream, or, if you’re anything like me, enjoying straight from the spoon!

Ingredients

  • 16 oz honey roasted peanuts or lightly-salted peanuts
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (12 oz)
  • Pinch of salt (optional)

How to Make Instructions

  1. Blend the Peanuts: In a food processor, blend the peanuts until they form a smooth and creamy peanut butter. This usually takes about 4-5 minutes. Patience is key here – the transformation is magical!
  2. Melt the Chocolate: While the peanuts are blending, melt the chocolate chips. You can do this in a microwave-safe bowl in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, or use a double boiler on the stove. Ensure the chocolate is completely smooth.
  3. Combine: Once the peanut butter is smooth, add the melted chocolate, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt. Blend until everything is well incorporated and silky smooth.
  4. Taste and Adjust: Give your chocolate peanut butter a taste test. If you feel it needs more sweetness or a stronger chocolate flavor, feel free to adjust the quantities slightly.
  5. Transfer and Set: Transfer the mixture to a clean jar and let it set at room temperature until it reaches a spreadable consistency. You can also refrigerate it for a firmer texture.

Helpful Tips

  • Consistency is Key: The consistency of your peanut butter can vary based on the oil content of the nuts used. If your mixture seems too thick, add a little peanut oil or coconut oil to thin it out.
  • Smooth or Crunchy: For a crunchy version, set aside some chopped peanuts and stir them into the mix after blending.

Substitutions/Variations

  • Nut Variations: Not a fan of peanuts? Try using almonds, cashews, or hazelnuts for a different twist.
  • Vegan/Dairy-Free: Ensure your chocolate chips are dairy-free to make this recipe vegan-friendly.
  • Sweetener Additions: If you prefer a sweeter taste, you can add a tablespoon of honey or maple syrup along with the vanilla extract.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How long does homemade chocolate peanut butter last?
    Homemade chocolate peanut butter can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
  2. Can I freeze chocolate peanut butter?
    Yes! It freezes well. Just pack it in a sealed container and it should be good for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator before using.

Storage Instructions

Keep your chocolate peanut butter in an airtight container in the refrigerator. For a softer consistency, let it sit at room temperature for a few minutes before using.

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I hope you enjoy making and indulging in this scrumptious chocolate peanut butter as much as I do. It’s a true testament to how simple ingredients can be transformed into something utterly delightful. Enjoy the journey in your kitchen, and remember, the best recipes are made with love and a dash of creativity!

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Chocolate Peanut Butter

Chocolate Peanut Butter


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  • Author: Emma
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: About 2 cups 1x

Description

Dive into the delightfully creamy world of homemade chocolate peanut butter! This recipe blends the rich, deep flavors of chocolate with the nutty, satisfying taste of peanut butter. It’s an easy-to-make treat that promises to elevate your breakfast spreads, desserts, and even your midnight snacks!


Ingredients

Scale

16 oz honey roasted peanuts or lightly-salted peanuts

1 tbsp vanilla extract

2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (12 oz)

Pinch of salt (optional)


Instructions

In a food processor, process the peanuts until they are completely smooth and creamy, about 4-5 minutes.

Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl or over a double boiler, stirring until smooth.

Combine the creamy peanut butter, melted chocolate, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt in the food processor and blend until silky.

Taste and adjust the flavor as needed. Transfer to a jar and allow to set to desired consistency.

Notes

For a crunchier texture, add some chopped peanuts after blending.

If the mixture is too thick, a tablespoon of peanut or coconut oil can be added for a smoother texture.

Store in an airtight container. Refrigerate to prolong shelf life.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Spreads
  • Method: Blending
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
  • Calories: Approximately 188
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Sodium: 100mg
  • Fat: 14g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 8g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 12g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

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