Chocolate Peanut Butter Oh My! (A recipe inspired by, and dedicated to my peanut butter loving husband who’s currently deployed)

Just last night I was sitting at the kitchen counter with my munchkin, day dreaming about chocolate and chocolate covered everything! I was talking about how amazing Nutella is and how I wish her Daddy would eat it with out worrying about the sugar content and how unhealthy it is, even though it’s made with hazel nuts.

Thats when the light bulb went off…what if I finally got around to making home made peanut butter for my little munchkin and her Daddy, but instead of regular I could make it into chocolatey deliciousness! I had the peanuts and lots of them, would it really hurt to experiment?

Well this is what I ended up with…”num num Mummy” is what my daughter said, so here it is!

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This is what you will need:

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4 cups peanuts (I used dry roasted, but any kind will work, use what you have on hand)

1/4 cup honey

2 tbsps Cocoa powder

1 tbsp water

Here’s the fun part, we get to watch the peanuts crazy transformation. Depending on the strength of your food processor it could take you more of less time, mine took me about 10 minutes to prepare, including all the stops to take pictures and scrape the edges.

It started like this…

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Run your food processor on a low settling to get that initial grind going, about 30 seconds and you will have this…

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Then another minute and you will see the (powdered) peanuts starting to stick to the sides, you will now begin scraping them off so they all get an equal go at those blades!

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Before long it will starts releasing its natural oils and start looking more like a crumble.

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Keep going and you get a dough consistency…

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Now let that processor go on high till you finally get it to a crumbly paste like the picture below. I waited till this point to add the honey because I didn’t want the stickiness of the honey to slow down the process. But this is also my first crack at this and I’m sure I may improve on it at some point, but it worked this way.  So get that honey in…all of it!

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Get that processor running just to combine and then add your cocoa powder and water, then run it for a minute and it should look like this.

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At this point I was just stopping occasionally to scrape the edges and check the consistency.  Honestly you can make this as thick or as creamy as you like. I was going for a happy medium, so after about 3 minutes this is where we stopped.

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And my daughter was waiting spoon in hand to dig into it…she saw what went in and knew there was no way this could be bad!

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Hope you all have a chocolatey peanut buttery night after you taste this goodness!

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When you read this my love (Boyd) I hope you know there is a bottle of this goodness already on its way to you with love…this recipe is dedicated to you and your love for peanut butter!

Hope you all enjoy!!!

Jayna 🙂

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