Chocolate Peanut Butter

Chocolate Peanut Butter

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From: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2015

Turn your food processor into a nut-butter-making machine with this easy recipe for homemade chocolate peanut butter. Try it on toast, spread on a banana or for a treat right off the spoon.

Ingredients 8 servings

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  • 1¼ cups unsalted peanuts
  • ⅓ cup chopped dark chocolate or chips, melted (see Tip)
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon peanut or canola oil
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

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  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Spread peanuts in a shallow baking dish. Bake, stirring once or twice, until fragrant, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a food processor; add melted chocolate, maple syrup, oil, vanilla and salt. Process, stopping to scrape down the sides (and give your food processor a little rest) as needed, until smooth and creamy, at least 8 minutes and up to 10 minutes.
  • Make Ahead Tip: Store airtight at room temperature for up to 1 month.
  • To melt chocolate, microwave in a bowl on Medium (50%) for 1 minute. Stir, then continue microwaving on Medium, stirring every 20 seconds, until melted.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 2 tablespoons
  • Per serving: 201 calories; 15 g fat(3 g sat); 2 g fiber; 12 g carbohydrates; 6 g protein; 22 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 7 g sugars; 6 g added sugars; 3 IU vitamin A; 0 mg vitamin C; 22 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 76 mg sodium; 195 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: ½ other carbohydrate, 3 fat

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