Friday, February 21, 2014

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge Drops

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge Drops
This is a variation on my original Chocolate Almond Fudge Drops, but using my favorite peanut butter instead.  My son's teacher requested a "healthy treat" for his class' Valentine's Day party and since I know there are no kids with peanut allergies in his class and that usually kids are more familiar with and willing to eat peanut versus almond butter, I thought I would give these cookies a try.  I do think the consistency of the all natural organic peanut butter make these a little less fudgy and a bit more grainy, but the flavor is perfect. You could easily experiment with the ratio of ingredients and increase the cocoa and sugar (like I did once with the almond variety) to intensify that aspect of the flavor.  The possibilities really are endless.  But one thing is for sure- they are quick, simple, and delicious.  Hopefully his classmates all agree!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge Drops

4 organic eggs
2 C. organic natural peanut butter
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 C. organic white sugar
1/2 C. dark cocoa powder
1/2 tsp. salt

Whisk the eggs in a large mixing bowl for about a minute.  Add in the peanut butter and vanilla and beat until creamy.  Stir in the sugar, cocoa powder and salt. Drop tablespoon-size balls of dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 350F for about 12 minutes. Makes about 36 cookies.

* I made mine a bit smaller this time around (about 1 inch diameter cookies) and they cooked for about 10 minutes.  By making them half the size, I ended up making 70 cookies total.


ready to cook

hot from the oven

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