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.
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.