My favorite not-so-unhealthy thing for breakfast is an English muffin with peanut butter. Then I got to thinking… is there some way to involve chocolate in this breakfast fun?
I tried doing it the healthy way. Adding cocoa powder and honey to my peanut butter. This didn’t work. It wasn’t creamy but crumbly and not chocolatey enough.
So what we have here is basically peanut butter + melted chocolate chips and a little extra cocoa powder for extra chocolate goodness. You won’t complain, will you? I mean, if you use dark chocolate, with all the antioxidants and all, this is basically health food. ;)
Look. WebMD agrees with me.
“Dark chocolate — but not milk chocolate or dark chocolate eaten with milk — is a potent antioxidant… Antioxidants gobble up free radicals, destructive molecules that are implicated in heart disease and other ailments.”
Antioxidants are gobblers! I love the word gobble.
Oh, and there’s another peanut butter + chocolate recipe coming this week. So you might wanna check back later. For now, you can go make this and gobble it up. Just like the dark chocolate will gobble up those free radicals. :D
Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter
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- Yield: about 1⅓ cups
- ½ cup (90) semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips
- 2 cups (400 grams) roasted peanuts
- 2 tablespoons Dutch process / extra dark cocoa powder
- a pinch of salt if your peanuts aren't already salted
- Using the s-blade of your food processor, process the peanuts until creamy. At first there'll be ground peanuts, and then it'll start to come together in a ball, then it'll actually be a ball, and then the ball will break down and be super creamy.
- Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl at half power, in 30 second increments, stirring after each 30 seconds. Set this aside while you prepare the peanut butter.
- Add the cocoa powder and salt, if using. I store this at room temperature so that it'll remain nice and creamy. You could store it in the fridge if you like but it will harden quite a bit, making it difficult to spread.