Friday, February 03, 2012

Scraps and Snippets ~ Peanut Butter Mocha Smooches...

Sarah commented about my post yesterday. She said she believes it is a rumor. Interesting. Here's a link she sent me. I will be reading the whole thing.

However, Trader Joe's and Costco could still provide my list of items. :  )

Here is a recipe for you.  Peanut Butter Mocha Smooches (Gluten free, Vegan, and no added sugar/fat)

1 can white beans or 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 cups from scratch.
15 pitted dates (I used standard, you'd need less with Medjool) or 3/4 heaping cup raisins
1/2 Cup  plus 1 TBSP Cocoa
1 TBSP espresso powder (or 1 TBSP freshly ground coffee beans)
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla
4 TBSP Peanut butter
2 TBSP Apple Sauce

Additional Peanut Butter (Approx 1 TBSP and dark chocolate chips (Vegan) for cookie garnish.

Preheat oven to 350. Combine all items in food processor until all ingredients are incorporated.  Roll cookies into balls about 1 TBSP (makes approx 20). Bake at 350 for 10-11 mins. When removed from oven press an indentation in the cookies with the handle of a wooden spoon. Fill indentation with a dollop of peanut butter and a chocolate chip. Cool and store in fridge.

If you prefer bars. Put batter in a greased 8 x 8 and bake for 21-24 minutes.