Wednesday, April 23, 2014

31 Days of Dark Chocolate Dreams by Peanut Butter & Co.

I love, love, love the peanut butters that come out of Peanut Butter and Co. From their hot, spicy peanut butter to the dark chocolate one, they really have created gourmet peanut butters. Their new book, 31 Days of Dark Chocolate Dreams, just came out and I had the privilege of testing one of the recipes. It is a small hardcover book that has beautiful pictures of each recipe. The only disappointing thing about the book is that even though it is based on their delicious vegan Dark Chocolate Dreams peanut butter, most of the recipes are not vegan. It just means you need to veganize them, which is easy enough to do for those who are familiar with how to do that. But, in the future, I'd recommend they include vegan options in their next book.

Included are recipes for dark chocolate dreams stuffed French toast, trail mix bars, mousse parfaits, and peanut butter cups.

The recipe I tried was the Dark Chocolate Dreams Banana Smoothie.  This rich, chocolatey, protein-packed smoothie was delicious! I just replaced the yogurt with a vanilla soy yogurt and the milk with an almond milk and voila! I got a great smoothie!

Dark Chocolate Dreams Banana Smoothie
Serves 1

  • 1 cup vanilla soy yogurt (I used Nancy's cultured soy yogurt)
  • 1 large ripe banana
  • 3 Tbsp Peanut Butter & Co. Dark Chocolate Dreams peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup almond milk (I used Almond Breeze vanilla unsweetened)
  • 4 ice cubes

Place the yogurt, banana, peanut butter, almond milk and ice cubes in a blender. Blend on high speed 1-2 minutes or until smooth. Serve in a frosted glass.

You can purchase the book on Amazon for $12.95 here.

Full Disclosure: Although the book was provided to me for free to review, that in no way influenced my veracious opinion.

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