Friday, January 21, 2011
Chocolate and Peanut Butter!
'Cause really, they are just BFFs! This is going to be a twofer!

Do you remember all those peanuts I roasted a couple of weeks ago?

Well, I wanted to play with them. I started out making chocolate peanut butter, but while making it and tasting it along the way, I decided to make it into little fudge bites. Seriously, I had no idea that this would end up tasting like chocolate peanut butter fudge!

I fancied them up right when I served them by rolling them in a little powdered sugar while the rest hung out in the fridge for quick snacks. Yes, powdered sugar is fancy!

The texture is so smooth, dense and creamy. Who knew you could make fudge without tons of cream and butter?

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge Bites
(makes 33)

3 cups roasted shelled peanuts
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup brown sugar
30 drops NuNaturals vanilla stevia (cocoa would have been good too, but sadly I am out)
1/2 to 1 cup almond milk

Blend the peanuts, cocoa powder, brown sugar and stevia in a food processor until slightly mixed. Then add 1/2 cup of almond milk and blend. Add more almond milk until you reach the consistency you would like. You can either keep this as a spread or scoop it into individual bites. Refrigerate or freeze, both ways are a treat!

Now for the second part I promised...the pizzert! The only way I can describe this is that it is a cross between a cookie/pancake/dessert, also know as delicious! 

The whole thing came together in no time and I already had the oven cranked up from baking a loaf of bread. Besides, Max and I had a little fun with it! He wanted to do a peanut butter version with chocolate all over the top. I can't argue with his choice of flavors.

The batter really takes about 2 minutes from start to finish.

Sparkling water is my knew favorite ingredient in breads, waffles, pancakes...anything I want to add fluff to.

I made a couple of changes to Katie's recipe and she was nice enough to allow me to post my version, but I urge you to check out her original version with step-by-step instructions and more ideas on flavors!

Peanut Butter Pizzert
(makes 1 9 inch)

1/2 cup white wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 TBSP raw sugar
pinch of salt
3 TBSP natural peanut butter
3/4 cup sparkling water

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Combine all the ingredients until mixed well. Pour batter into a 9 inch cake pan sprayed with your choice of cooking oil. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes (mine took 15).

For the topping, I used my chocolate peanut butter fudge, dairy free chocolate chips and drizzled melted peanut butter all over it! 

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posted by Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen @ 4:44 PM  
  • At January 21, 2011 at 4:56 PM, Anonymous Heather (Where's the Beach) said…

    So have you made the pizzert GF yet? That sounds great and would be right up my sister's alley too!

  • At January 21, 2011 at 4:58 PM, Blogger Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen said…

    Heather, that is next on my list. Seriously, you should make it for dessert for pizza Friday! It really is like a big cookie pizza and the combinations are endless!

  • At January 21, 2011 at 5:08 PM, Anonymous Alayna @ Thyme Bombe said…

    Oh my yes, there are fudge bites in my future.

  • At January 21, 2011 at 5:22 PM, Anonymous MelissaNibbles said…

    You've outdone yourself Sarena! Fabulous desserts.

  • At January 21, 2011 at 5:22 PM, Blogger Unknown said…

    you just can't go wrong with that combo, unless you eat the whole batch. Which I've done. haha.

  • At January 21, 2011 at 5:45 PM, Blogger Nicole said…

    I've never heard of adding sparkling water to baked goods or bread to make it fluffy...I need to try. This post had me seriously drooling. I want to make this pizzert right now! I have to get on making my own nut butter too.

  • At January 21, 2011 at 5:46 PM, Blogger Averie @ Averie Cooks said…

    omg sarena those balls look to die for!!!! WOW!!!!

    sooo fudgey and perfect!
    i need to make those!! stat.

    and of course, the pizzert, too. delish!!

  • At January 21, 2011 at 6:13 PM, Blogger Lisa said…

    Those look awesome! I could totally bite into one of those right now...

  • At January 21, 2011 at 6:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Oh, man - both of these recipes look absolutely astounding!! I must try that pizzert. Drizzled with the pb & chocolate it is just picture perfect!

  • At January 21, 2011 at 7:07 PM, Blogger laura said…

    I would be at your house right now if we lived in the same time zone. This all looks SO GOOD!

  • At January 21, 2011 at 7:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I want to combine yours and Katie's and do a peanut butter blueberry one!! :)

  • At January 21, 2011 at 7:22 PM, Blogger Tip Top Shape said…

    oh my word, those fudge bites looks absolutely delicious!!!

  • At January 21, 2011 at 7:48 PM, Anonymous Amy B @ Second City Randomness said…

    I'm pretty sure every picture in this post is a thing of beauty. And you know how I love to do decadent weekend breakfasts... this is officially on my list!

    Have a great weekend, my dear!

  • At January 21, 2011 at 8:00 PM, Anonymous Pure2raw twins said…

    OMG where to start, everything looks amazing!!!

  • At January 21, 2011 at 8:10 PM, Blogger Megan said…

    Too much deliciousness for one day! Don't you know posting more than one recipe can cause distress in trying to figure out which one to make first? :)

  • At January 21, 2011 at 9:21 PM, Anonymous chocolate-covered katie said…

    Oh wow, Sarena, I'm jotting down your pb version! It sounds (and looks!) outta this world!

  • At January 21, 2011 at 9:22 PM, Blogger Amy said…

    Sarena, I'm really sorry, but I have to stop reading your blog now as it's going to take me 10 years to burn off the kilo's I will put on when I make and devour everything you just posted :P

    Seriously though.....YUM!!!

  • At January 22, 2011 at 4:25 AM, Anonymous Sophie said…

    MMMMMMMM,..the chocolate & peanut buuter balls rock & that pizzert looks amazing & fab too!

    Yummie & lovely food!

  • At January 22, 2011 at 8:24 AM, Anonymous Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said…

    Oh my goodness...that fudge looks SO good! I think I might have all of the ingredients too-- I love how simple it is!

    Have a great weekend, Sarena!

  • At January 22, 2011 at 8:56 AM, Anonymous lee said…

    I keep seeing this pizzert everywhere. I need to try it!

  • At January 22, 2011 at 11:56 AM, Anonymous Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun said…

    I am drooling over here. You know how much I love fudge!

  • At January 22, 2011 at 2:15 PM, Blogger Simply Life said…

    oh WOW! I want to eat my computer! seriously, that looks incredible!!!

  • At January 22, 2011 at 5:14 PM, Anonymous Kris | said…

    oh are filling my sweet tooth over here something nice ;) What beautiful treats! I love them so much!!


  • At January 23, 2011 at 12:38 AM, Anonymous Heather said…

    Holy yum! Be still my heart! Peanut butter and chocolate dreams are coming tonight!

  • At January 23, 2011 at 8:29 AM, Blogger Heather said…

    I love how both recipes have short ingredient lists! These both look amazing. Perfect for a Sunday baking project. :)

  • At January 23, 2011 at 2:38 PM, Blogger Halley said…

    I love this post for two reasons. 1. Chocolate treats, duh 2. I learned a new word: pizzert. I totally think that will come in handy for Scrabble some day! :)

  • At January 23, 2011 at 3:45 PM, Blogger Emma @ Bake Sew Grow said…

    Okay so I've only read two of your posts so far, and I want to make EVERYTHING on them! These look so good, my mouth is actually watering! What does the sparkling water add to it?

  • At January 23, 2011 at 4:29 PM, Blogger blessedmama said…

    Both recipes look deeeelicious!

  • At January 23, 2011 at 7:57 PM, Anonymous The Healthy Apple said…

    My mouth is watering...this is incredible...Loving these fudge balls and loving your blog. Fabulous! Keep up the amazing work; I'm a huge fan, Sarena.

  • At January 24, 2011 at 11:33 AM, Blogger Fallon said…

    I love your blog! I just found it on HEABs blog posting about your coconut cream.

    Your pizzert creation looks amazing! We have something in common, chocolate and peanut butter is the best combination ever.

  • At January 24, 2011 at 2:38 PM, Blogger Kelsey Ann said…

    the fudge bites especially look really fun to make since u gotta roll them sleeves up and use your hands! i just made some cookie dough balls which im going to post tomorrow, theyre sort of similar to these fudge bites. i just wish i had some sugar or coconut to roll them in! <3

  • At April 6, 2011 at 11:00 PM, Blogger Alyssa said…

    Just made this- it's like a giant pancake :)
    not dense or too sweet, c'est pur bonheur pour moi.

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