We don't like peanut butter or chocolate in my house.
JUST KIDDING. I think it is our favorite combo ever. I love to add caramel to it too but we don't have any sugar free caramel right now. If i wouldn't die of horrific nutritional deficiencies i would probably live off bowls of a mish mash of peanut butter, chocolate, marshmallow, and caramel all gooed up together, and french fries (not mixed in of course). So it stands to reason that since we are eating nuts/legumes again i am going to be making a lot of peanut butter and peanut butter-chocolate things. The squirrels are digging up my patio garden anyway so what else do i have to do to busy myself?
The first thing i made was Candice's Low Carb Ultimate Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies so that i could also make Candice's Low Carb Individual Peanut Butter Cookie Brownies. In my haste i neglected to flatten down the peanut butter cookies so they stayed in rounded lumps but were tasty nonetheless. I used some valencia chunky peanut butter with flaxseeds stuff from trader joes for the peanut butter and i chopped a couple of squares of the Simply Lite dark chocolate bar i had on hand in place of the chocolate chips. My peanut flour also came from trader joes. And i made sure to remember to reserve some of the uncooked dough for the brownies.
As you might know, saturday was st. patrick's day. I kind of hate it and think it's a dumb holiday (as much as i love drinking). I don't like irish food, i am not huge on just drinking beer, whiskey is pretty good but i drink more american bourbon whiskey than irish, wearing green in my current state of paleness makes me look extra sickly, etc. plus for health reasons i am dry for a few months (no i am not pregnant!!!). While david went out I stayed in for a perfect night of brownie experimentation that i have been looking forward to for a while.
I gathered my ingredients. I have been on the lookout for as many coconut flours that i can find because Candice from tickle my sweet tooth is in canada and uses some crazy exclusive coconut flour specific to her area or something ridiculous that even the grocery store where she buys it will not even sell it and send it to me and she has noted in her blog that many people have claimed using another brand of coconut flour has resulted in baked goods that do not resemble what candice makes. So in effort to find a local match I rounded up what i could, which was a pitiful three kinds since the aloha-nu is indefinitely out of stock. All of the stats vary slightly and none of them match with what candice claims her coconut flour stats are so i didn't really know what to expect.
Anyway since i didn't have enough cocoa powder to complete my experiment i made peanut flour brownies too. I used half almond butter half pb just to mix things up because i was feeling creative. And i chopped up some Simply Lite milk chocolate bar to sub for chocolate chips. This thing came out looking like a giant peanut butter cookie.