Butter Toffee Peanut Butter

  So if I hadn’t already made it abundantly clear, my Mr is a keeper.  I recently found a new obsession.  This peanut butter, if you must know.  I was complaining to him a bit about feeling guilty about how fast I was ripping through jars of it.  Smart man that he is, he responded that I should eat as much peanut butter as I wanted, I never gain an ounce, ect, ect.  I promptly amended my statement to clarify that I felt guilty about the amount of peanut butter I was consuming because it was expensive.
  He immediately developed this recipe and made me an enormous tub.

8 oz toffee (weight)*
12-16 oz peanut butter (weight)
1/4 c chia seeds
1/4 c flax meal or seeds
1 tsp cinnamon powder
1 tsp ginger powder
  Pulverize toffee, chia seeds, flax, cinnamon and ginger in a food processor until toffee is uniformly granulated.
  Add peanut butter.  Pulse until fully mixed and smooth. 
*The recipe he used for the toffee is below.
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16 oz (weight) butter, melted
16 oz (weight) granulated sugar
3 oz (fluid) water
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
  Mix your butter, sugar, water, and salt in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  Cook over moderate heat, stirring gently, until a candy thermometer reaches 298 degrees**.
Remove from heat and mix in your vanilla, stirring until well combined.
Pour the mixture onto a silicone baking mat or good parchment paper. Use a spatula to spread quickly before the toffee sets. Spread thin.
Allow to cool completely before breaking into pieces.
** We don’t actually have a candy thermometer, but our instant read thermometer worked perfectly.
  Bah, this is so addictive.  On the plus side, I’m eating a ton of carrots.  Mostly because I’ve told myself I’m not allowed to just eat the peanut butter by the spoonful and need to put it on a vegetable.  I’m hooked, G is hooked, we sit on the couch together shoveling peanut butter laden carrots into our faces.
  Also, you know, flax and chia mean there are great omegas in there.  
  Who am I fooling?  I’m only in it for the toffee.  Hand over the peanut butter and nobody gets hurt.
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