Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie aka Snickers Smoothie

Yes..This super healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie tastes like Snickers (the chocolate) in a liquid form..FYI It has no snickers in it or sugar laden chocolate syrup. This smoothie is low fat and really healthy..So all those who want a dessert but not the calories..read on, you’re in for a treat!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

You know at times when you’ve got so many great ideas running through your head and you put them together to create something that blows your mind..and you wonder how you did it!? That’s exactly what happened to me here. This smoothie idea is a result of frivolous pinning and uncontrollable urges of putting together chocolate and peanut butter into something that would make everyone go crazy like I did when I ate my super delicious Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies. I sooo wanted to replicate that but without the extra cals. Enter Super Healthy Peanut Butter Smoothie that tastes almost like Snickers. No kidding..Try it and you’ll know! FYI Snickers is my favorite chocolate or candy..or whatever you like to call it, so I’ll be extra generous with compliments this time.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

This smoothie had me craving for more..which is rare considering how thick chocolate smoothies make you feel so full and almost sick to your stomach. That’s probably because it doesn’t have anything unhealthy in it. Before you say peanut butter is unhealthy why don’t you read this. I had no clue 2 tablespoons of peanut butter a day are actually good for you..just like olive oil..and that’s how much I’ve used in 1 serving of my smoothie..So drink away guys..this is health food! 😀 Chocolate Peanut Butter SmoothieChocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

Besides being healthy, this smoothie is really easy to put together like most smoothies. But don’t confuse this one for “just another smoothie recipe” because my darlings..you can easily have this for dessert! It tastes sooo rich and almost like a bar of chocolate, you won’t miss cake, I promise. It’s really versatile too..solves many purposes. Let’s assume you’ve got a sudden chocolate cravings.. what do you do? You make THIS. You’ve got no flour but need dessert..what do you do? You make THIS. You just need something to make you feel that health food can taste good..what do you do?  YOU MAKE THIS! So many reasons to make it so just head down to your kitchen and make it already..!! If you try it out, let me know what you think as soon as you’re done licking the life out of that glass..! 😀

RECIPE: Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie aka Snicker Smoothie

INGREDIENTS Serves: 1            Time: 5 minutes

  • Frozen Banana, 1 large or 2 small
  • Creamy Peanut Butter, 2 tablespoons (If you’re not health crazy add 3 for extra flavor..I did 😉
  • Cocoa Powder, 2 tablespoons
  • Milk, 1/2 cup or 120 ml  (skimmed or whole/toned or full cream)
  • Honey or Sugar Syrup, 1-2 tablespoons (depends on how sweet you like your smoothies)

*If you like your smoothies really thick, double the frozen bananas in the recipe.

METHOD:

In a blender, blend the frozen banana until it becomes creamy like a soft serve. Add in the remaining ingredients and blend again until smooth. Drink immediately or chill in the freezer for 5-10 minutes before consuming.

Lick the glass when done..I’m sure you’ll be tempted to :p

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Peanut Butter White Chocolate Chip Cookies

These super soft Peanut Butter cookies with lots and lots of white chocolate chips are enough to satisfy your PB cravings and are easy to make too!

Peanut Butter White Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you love peanut butter you have got to try these soft Peanut Butter White Chocolate Chip Cookies..! I’ve been getting PB craving recently and after having my Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies all I could think of was ways to incorporate peanut butter in my baking so I baked these. These cookies are really soft and also easy to make.

Peanut Butter White Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies unlike my other cookie recipes aren’t super duper soft but are somewhere between crunchy and soft. You get a little crunch when you bite into these  and I loved that ! Great change from super soft cookies. I’ve used creamy peanut butter to make these and I keep wondering what these would taste like had I used the crunchy one! Let me know if you’ve ever tried those..To add the peanut butter to the recipe I reduced the butter from 1/2 cup (what i normally add) to 1/3 of a cup to not go overboard with fat contents so they’re healthy..in a way 😉 Dense chewy cookies, they could easily fail any peanut butter cookie you’ve ever had.

Peanut Butter White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peanut Butter White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Can you see that moist centre? They melt my heart really ❤ They literally break without any sound because of the soft centre but have a crunchy exterior..soft interior, crunchy exterioir..talk about having the best of both the world’s?! 😉

If you’re not a fan of white chocolate you can easily substitute them with dark chocolate..I’m not a big fan of white chocolate either but I felt like I needed to get out of my comfort zone and use something other than dark chocolate. Surprisingly, I didn’t mind white chocolate chips in these cookies..they made the cookies sweeter but they tasted great anyway. I’m pretty sure dark chocolate chip cookies will do full justice to the peanut butter flavor in these. Try it both ways and see what you like! 🙂

Peanut Butter White Chocolate Chip Cookies

RECIPE: Peanut Butter White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Makes: 13-15 medium sized cookies       Prep Time: 15 minutes        Inactive: 1 hour

Baking Time: 11 minutes

INGREDIENTS:

  • All Purpose Flour, 1 cup (or 128 grams)
  • Baking Powder, 1 teaspoon
  • Softened Butter, 1/3 cup (75 grams approx.)
  • Granulated White Sugar, 1/4 cup
  • Dark Brown Sugar, 1/3 cup
  • Creamy Peanut Butter, 1/3 cup
  • Egg, 1 at room temp.
  • Vanilla, 1 teaspoon
  • White Chocolate Chips, 2/3 cup

METHOD:

Sift together flour and baking powder and keep aside to be used later.

In a separate bowl,  Whisk butter until light in color and fluffy and add in the sugars. Whisk until the sugars and butter are properly combined, about 3-4 minutes and add in the peanut butter and egg. Whisk again until the mixture is light and fluffy. Add in the vanilla essence.

Add the dry ingredients to these wet ingredients until everything is properly combined and you have formed a dough. DO NOT OVERMIX. Add in the chocolate chips and mix to evenly distribute them. This is how your dough should look like.

Peanut Butter White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Wrap the cookie dough in a cling film or plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

After 1 hour, Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius for 5 minutes while you prepare your cookies.

Line a baking tray with foil or parchment paper. Take 1 tablespoon of cookie dough in your hand, make a ball of it and flatten slightly. Do that to the entire cookie dough and line all the cookies on the baking tray (keep a distance of about 2 inches between each cookie). You might not be able to fit all of them at once so bake in batches. Make sure you keep the remaining dough in the refrigerator while the first batch is baking.

Bake for 11 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius or until the sides have browned very lightly. They will look undone and will be super soft but will harden a little as they cool.

Let the cookies cool completely before lifting them from the baking tray. They’re fragile when hot.

Store them in an airtight container for about 1 week.

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These super fudgy dark chocolate brownies topped with rich peanut butter swirls will be the best brownies you’ll ever taste! They’re eggless too, so you enjoy these even if you’re a vegetarian!

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If you love chocolates and peanut butter you are going to LOVE these brownies! Fudgy in the centre, these ultra rich brownies will melt in your mouth as soon as you bite into these..The dense squidgy centre is my absolute favorite, that’s where the good stuff is..right?! 😀 They are the best brownies I’ve ever made and probably tasted! I have no shame in accepting that I will pick these brownies over any cake recipe in my blog..at any point of the day..maybe my lemon loaf cake once in a while but 9 out of 10 times I will pick these..! They are that good!

Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies (eggless) Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies (eggless)

Whoever thought of adding peanut butter to brownies was complete genius..I’m in love with it! PB and chocolates go so well..they should probably get married.. 🙂 My brownies are the closest you will get to getting these two married. They’re simple and the pattern on top makes them look super fancy too! These brownies take about 45 minutes to 1 hour depending on your speed but they are totally worth it. Even on a sunday when all you want to do is laze around..these brownies will make up for the time lost in the kitchen. They are perfect! There is not one thing that I would wanna change in these…Except the quantity. I would double it! 😀 If you don’t like peanut butter I would still suggest you to try these because there’s not a lot of it (how wish I there was) but if you’re still insistent on eating  No PB brownies simply skip it and continue with the recipe minus the peanut butter part. They will still taste great, I promise!

Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies (eggless)

Despite being eggless, these brownies are super moist..The centre is crazy dense and the brownie literally sticks to the top of your mouth as you eat it..It’s so good! 😀 I’ve used condensed milk to add some moisture to the brownies and I’m surprised at what a great job it has done. To get extra fudgy texture I’ve used a combination of white and brown sugar.. if you didn’t know already, brown sugar adds moisture to a recipe..totally worth going to the grocery store to get it if you don’t have it at hand.

Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies (eggless)

Look at that golden goodness on top..so rich and creamy..! Please use only creamy peanut butter for these brownies, nutty or homemade grainy peanut butter will not do. They won’t give you that velvety texture on top like the creamy category. You will notice the difference I swear.

These brownies are double chocolate brownies that’s why they’re so dense and fudgy.. I’ve used cocoa powder with some melted cooking chocolate to the batter. Use only the best quality of cocoa powder, I’m speaking from experience here.. you don’t want your brownies to taste like dirt, do you? The don’t use dirt in the batter. You will see the difference..I use Cadbury’s cocoa powder, which is the best I’ve ever used without being priced astronomically high! Use the best one you have available and get on with making these super delicious, Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies.

Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies (eggless)

RECIPE: Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies (Eggless)

Makes: One 9″ x9″      Prep Time: 20 minutes      Baking Time: 20-25 minutes

INGREDIENTS

For the Chocolate Brownie

  • All Purpose Flour, 1 cup (128 grams)
  • Baking Powder, 1 teaspoon
  • Cocoa Powder, 1/3 cup
  • Softened Butter, 2 tablespoons
  • Sugar, 2/3 cup (mix of white granulated and dark brown)
  • Condensed Milk, 100 grams
  • Melted Dark Chocolate, 100 grams
  • Milk, 1/2 cup (or 120 ml)
  • Vanilla Essence, 1 teaspoon

For the peanut butter swirls

  • Creamy Peanut Butter, 1/3 cup
  • Melted Butter, 1 tablespoon
  • Powdered or Caster Sugar, 2 tablespoons
  • Vanilla Essence, 1/2 teaspoon

METHOD

In a bowl, whisk all ingredients listed under “for the peanut butter” until properly combined, set aside.

In another bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder and baking powder. Keep aside to be used later.

In a third bowl, whisk butter for a few minutes until light in color and fluffy. Add in the sugars and whisk again for a 3-4 minutes. Add in the condensed milk and whisk thoroughly for only a couple of minutes.

Add in the dry flour mix set aside to the wet mix little by little until everything is evenly combines. DO NOT OVERMIX or your brownie will sink in the centre. Mix until you no longer see dry flour, then add in the milk and incorporate with the batter followed by the melted chocolate and vanilla essence.

Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius for 10 minutes

Grease your pan and line the bottom with parchment or butter paper. Pour half of the brownie batter in the tin and smooth the surface with a  spatula. Now drop spoonfuls of peanut butter over the brownie and move a knife or wooden stick back and forth on it. Pour the remaining brownie batter over the top and repeat the pattern with the remaining peanut butter.

 

Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies (eggless)

(Remember to not overcrowd the peanut butter drops or you will not get a beautiful pattern. Drop a few and the run a skewer lengthwise and then again breadth wise in continuous motions.)

Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes in the medium rack at 175 degrees Celsius. The top will be really soft and a skewer will not come come clean because of the melted chocolate, so bake for maximum 25 minutes. If the brownie looks cooked before 20 minutes, by all means take it out. Mine took 25 minutes at 180 degrees celsius but all ovens are different.

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