Hey this is Helen's daughter Alicia. I am doing a guest post today because my mom is doing girls camp. (BTW I'm the one who didn't like camp but that's a story for another day).
Anyways my Mom wanted me to tell you guys about this great stuff my husband and I found at Sam's Club. It's called PB Fit Peanut Butter Powder. Basically all it is is dehydrated roasted peanuts ground into powder. It has 85% less fat than normal peanut butter and it's sugar free. It's from a company called Better Body Foods.
(I just looked on their website and they have CHOCOLATE PBFIT, so now I'll have to try that.)
Anyways, this powder can be mixed with water to make peanut butter like you would normally use in a sandwich with your favorite jelly/jam. I use a little less water and add honey to make it a little sweeter. But you don't need it! If you're thinking "Oh I've had those natural peanut butters and they always taste and look like someone chewed up peanuts and spit them in a jar!" then THIS is the natural peanut butter for you! Because that is exactly what I thought every time I had "natural" peanut butter before. But this stuff actually tastes good. (And I'm not even being paid to say this, I just like to share what I like. And I like this stuff.)
Or I also like to use it to add some protein to my shakes. I like it because it doesn't really add a huge peanut butter flavor unless you add a lot of it. And then I get protein (because it's way less expensive than protein powder, and tastier too).
Ok but my favorite thing and my husbands favorite thing is the fudge we make with it. It's 4 ingredients and you don't have to turn on your stove!
I'm going to have to add pictures later tonight because I ran out of two of the ingredients because we made it so much because it's that good. Oh and if you're on a diet or whatever (like my husband and I are which is how I discovered this), it's diet friendly..
So we're doing the 15 day Ideal Lean challenge, only, like I said we are too poor to buy protein powder. One of the recipes on the meal plan is a fudge where you mix Ideal Lean and coconut oil together and freeze it. Then you have to thaw it for 20 minutes and you can eat it.
I have no idea how that tastes, it's probably good but here's my version:
For 1 serving
1Tb PB Fit Peanut Butter Powder
1Tb Hershey's Cocoa Powder
1Tb Coconut Oil
about 1 tsp Honey
Mix it together until it's a brownie batter consistency. To me that means a little bit thick but still liquid.. You may need to add more peanut butter powder to thicken it but not too much more. Also I have never actually measured exactly how much honey i added but I've eyeballed it to about a teaspoon. Then you freeze it. I'd say for an hour is good but I've frozen it in less time as well.
I only make single servings because then I'm not tempted to eat the leftovers in one sitting while binge watching "Friends", or "Gilmore Girls".
My Little One likes it too, that's how you know its good!
Also I like Hershey's chocolate baking powder the best for baking and I put it in my shakes too!
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Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to ten and counting! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, and my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!
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