Today, I thought I’d branch out and try something new (that is, after all, good for the soul!) There are so many bloggers out there in the world, and I wanted to meet more of them, so I’m participating in a blog swap called “Grow.Swap.Share.” I’m excited to be posting over at Obsessive Compulsive Randomosity today about composting! Please pop over to Amber’s site, check it out, and say “hello!” In return, I’m happy to be hosting Amber here. With a vegan chocolate peanut butter fudge no less; how lucky are we? Welcome, Amber!
Hello to the readers of The Soulicious Life!
My name is Amber and I am dropping by today to share with you a vegan
recipe I got from my in-laws. I know that many hear vegan and get
nervous thinking that the recipe will be complicated or tasteless, but this
sweet treat is simple and delicious!
- 3 c. carob chips
- 3 c. rice crispies (or puffed brown rice cereal)
- 2 c. creamy peanut butter
- 1 tsp. mint flavoring (optional)
You’ll also need a pan to melt and mix everything, a spoon to stir, a baking sheet lined with wax paper and of course, your measuring instruments.
Start by preparing all your ingredients ahead of time as you’ll need to stir the carob chips nearly constantly once you get going. Heat your pan on low, just enough to melt the carob chips. Pour in the chips and peanut butter, and begin stirring slowly and consistently.
A note on the peanut butter: creamy is best as it will maintain a smooth consistency. Opt for a brand that contains nothing but peanuts and salt; avoid those with sugar or other ingredients that will negatively affect the end-taste.
Once the carob is melted and the peanut butter mixed in, stir in the mint flavoring (if using). Remove mixture from heat, and thoroughly mix in the puffed rice cereal.
Drop the final mixture by spoonful onto your wax paper. Alternatively, you may pour it into a greased container of your choice. I personally prefer the spoonfuls onto wax paper because it makes them thinner (and kinder to your teeth!)
You’ll need to at least keep these in the fridge, if not freezer; they get melty and gooey quickly when removed from a cold source. But then, that can be part of the fun!
Note: If you want to make a smaller batch (approximately 12 pieces), use 1 cup carob, 1 cup cereal, 2/3 cup peanut butter, and 1/3 teaspoon mint.