Wednesday, March 23, 2011

PB Cup Blizzard...Non-Dairy, Dark Chocolate Style

It's no secret that chocolate + peanut butter is one of my weaknesses in life.

Faced with a jar of natural nut butter and a side of chocolate, I'm utterly defenseless. Any sense of restraint or self-control I once had goes out the window.

Give me a spoon, and let's get this job done.

Fortunately, many of you share my addiction. When I saw Kat's recipe for a homemade Peanut Butter Cup Blizzard this weekend, I was instantly hooked. So hooked in fact, that I went in the kitchen and made these tasty little treats the very same night.

I must warn you though: These treats are most definitely for the dark chocolate lovers out there, such as myself. They're apparently not designed for someone who requires super-sweet, milk chocolate. I realized this when Adam took a bite and scrunched up his nose. "What kind of chocolate did you use?"

It's called cocoa powder, buddy. It doesn't come in the form of a Hershey bar, a brownie, or a chip.

Oh, husbands.

Kat's recipe made 5 - 6 soft mini peanut butter cups. They don't fully solidify, so you might need a spoon if you choose to eat 'em on their own. I whipped up a batch of banana soft serve though, and tossed in 2 peanut butter cups to complete my rockin' blizzard.

Dairy Queen may never see me again.

Peanut Butter Cup Blizzard...The non-dairy, dark chocolate way
(recipe adapted from Kat's at Keep n' The Faith)

These PB cups won't freeze solid--they stay a little soft, which is a-okay since you're tossing them into a bowl of whipped banana goodness. I apologize for not having a picture of the Blizzard itself--I gobbled that baby up before I had time to snap a pic!

Ingredients:
  • 2 TBSP unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 - 1/2 TBSP honey
  • 3 - 1/2 TBSP cocoa powder
  • natural peanut butter
  • 1 recipe banana soft serve
Directions:
Melt the honey and milk together. Stir in cocoa powder until desired consistency and flavor is reached (you can add more cocoa powder if you like!). Spoon a small amount of chocolate mixture into the bottom of 5 mini muffin cup liners.* Place a tiny dollop of natural nut butter on top. Spoon the remainder of the chocolate on top of the nut butter. Freeze over night (if you can wait). Enjoy plain, or stir into your banana soft serve for a blizzard-like treat!

*Alternately, if you'd like your PB cups to solidify more, you can stir some nut butter right into the chocolate mixture and THEN poor the mixed version into the muffin cup liners.


19 comments:

  1. LOL at Adam's reaction. I'm a milk chocolate lover myself, but I'd never refuse a piece of dark. Especially when it's hanging out with some PB.

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  2. Kylie, it has been a honor for me to be a follower of your blog and I would love to present several awards for you for all your fantastic cooking skills.

    The awards are at this link, http://bakeforhappykids.blogspot.com/2011/03/brown-sugar-mini-muffins-and-awards.html

    Cheers.

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  3. hahaha you always know its a keeper when you don't get a chance to photograph it b/c you are stuffing your faace =) those are my fav recipes <3

    xoXOxo
    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

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  4. PB and chocolate is my favorite combo too! I can't stop eating peanut butter lately. Thank you for this oh so delicious recipe.

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  5. This sounds amazing! I love banana soft serve...and the combo of pb and chocolate is always a winner!

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  6. Adam's reaction is probably what Jason would say too -- I made him some granola bars with chunks of dark chocolate and he kept asking what "that stuff was"!

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  7. My husband would react just like yours. They just don't understand a good thing when they eat it sometimes :) I'll take one of these for sure...yum!

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  8. hahaha your hubby's reaction is awesome. Oh and the pb and chocolate combo makes me weak in the knees. I can't WAIT to try this

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  9. I can't believe I missed Kat's post on this! BRB, bookmarking this one and hers so I can make this as soon as possible :)

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  10. I can't believe this is non-dairy. p.s. what's a blizzard aside from Snow? "giggles!"

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  11. So glad you liked it!! If you dont mind the dark chocolate you can always reduce the honey as well, that will help it to solidify more.
    P.S. of course my new recipe has nut butter in it. You know me too well ;)

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  12. Chocolate and peanut butter is my fave too! With banana soft serve though would just take it over the top! YUMM!!

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  13. PB and chocolate are the best combo ever! Thanks for the recipe - I'll be making these ASAP!

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  14. I love banana soft serve! This will be the perfect addition to it!!

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  15. Holy deliciousness, this sounds great!

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  16. I, too, am guilty of not always snapping a picture in time. But who could blame you? These sound fantastic!

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  17. Ever since making banana soft serve, I've wanted to throw PB and chocolate in it, but this is way better! Totally health food in my book, too. ;)

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  18. oh man, PB + choc are a favorite of mine. This recipe looks fun!!!!Def. going to try this....and dairy free too! Perfect.

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