I’d like to act like this chocolate-peanut butter obsession is a brand-new thing, but y’all? I literally have to fight myself from buying any version of chocolate and peanut butter candy at the checkout counter every time I go to a store. I lose that battle about 50% of the time, which means that I eat chocolate and peanut butter together waaaaaaay more frequently than the average person.
I can’t control it. Nor do I really want to.
Earlier in the weekend I was looking for a way to feed myself chocolate again without going overboard with the sugar, and just happened upon this recipe from Minimalist Baker. One of my favorite granola recipes is from that site (and OH MY GOSH THIS GRANOLA NEEDS TO BE IN YOUR FACE NOW) so I knew it was a recipe I could trust.
Thank goodness I did!
Y’all, I made a few tiny changes (noted at the end of the post), but the only note I’ll make on this recipe is that I think it works best to make the “dough” in a food processor instead of a blender. We have a really nice blender, although it’s not a Vitamix, and it just didn’t work as well as a food processor in my opinion. Small note, though, compared to a great recipe!
If you’re looking for a great way to have a more naturally sweetened dessert life, this is a great way to start. And now if you see me and I’ve gained 85 pounds from eating too much peanut butter and chocolate…well, now you know why 🙂 Y’all enjoy!
Here is the original recipe, although I did make a couple of tiny changes:
- I added about 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract (because YUM)
- I used mini chocolate chips rather than chopped chocolate (although next time I think I’ll use the chopped chocolate);
- I used ground flax instead of chia seeds;
- I didn’t do this, but I think next time I’m going to up the amount of peanut butter because mine were a smidge dry.
I recommend checking out the original and then make changes as you see fit. These are definitely going in our round-up of homemade snacks!