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Super easy peanut butter

I grew up on Kraft peanut butter. I tried a couple of healthy versions recently but perhaps my tastebuds are conditioned to eating artificial goodness, because I just couldn’t get into the all-natural stuff. But I’m trying my best to give Arianna healthy options where I can, so this morning when I woke up and decided to make bliss balls as a snack for us, I thought I’d also try making my own peanut butter. And when I came across this recipe I got a little bit excited! You literally just need peanuts or your preferred nuts. I used unsalted peanuts. Because these were looking a bit blah in the packet, I toasted them slightly in a frying pan, but you can leave this step out if you don’t feel like it.  

 Once the peanuts had gotten some colour on them, I tipped the lot into the Thermomix jug and blended it for 10 secs/speed 4. This gets you to crushed-nut phase. Then I scraped the sides down, before continuing to blend on speed 4 for about a minute, slowly increasing to speed 7. I stopped when the consistency looked like this: 

 When I tipped the contents out, I got around a chinese soup bowl full of peanut butter which was perfect for making a smoothie and my bliss balls (recipe to come!) 

 

I must say that due to the lack of anything extra, this literally tastes like a peanut paste and is also quite dry. I wouldn’t put this on toast without adding some salt, and perhaps a touch of oil to make it a bit smoother. Or honey… But as a base for another recipe it is absolutely fine, And I must admit I was quite chuffed knowing how healthy it was! 

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Peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies

Recipe from this blogpost

Peanut butter and peanut butter-flavoured ANYTHING are some of my favourite things on this planet. Peanut butter thick shakes? I’m there. Reese’s peanut butter cups? Yes. Please. Split an Oreo in two, add peanut butter to the side without the icing, mash it back together for the best sandwich known to man? TOTALLY.

So when I went on a cookie recipe hunt and found this, my head nearly exploded. A cookie comprised mainly of PEANUT BUTTER????? Holy shit!

Ingredients

– 210g peanut butter (my favourite is Kraft Crunchy)
– 55g raw sugar
– 1 egg
– 1 teaspoon vanilla essence (I had vanilla bean paste in the pantry so I used that)
– ½ teaspoon baking powder
– Pinch of good quality salt
– 75g good quality dark chocolate chips

Method

– Preheat your oven to 180 degrees celcius.
– Add all ingredients except chocolate chips to your TMX bowl, and mix on 5 secs/speed 4.
– Add chocolate and mix for 5 secs/reverse/speed 3.
– Spoon onto baking tray and flatten slightly. You can make this as big/small as you want.

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– Throw in the oven and bake for 10-15 mins until browned.
– Try not to eat all in one sitting!

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