Saturday, February 20, 2010

Quick Fix

I talked to a friend last night who confirmed my suspicion that I'm not the only person that eats straight up peanut butter and chocolate chips with a spoon.  It feels good to have company.  Since it's out in the open now, I'll confess another sinful treat that I just discovered.

This snack takes the delightful sugar-topped texture and flavor of the Mexican Chocolate Snickerdoodle from Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar, but with about 2 seconds of prep time and zero effort.

Spicy Cinnamon Nuts
1/8 cup peanuts
1/8 cup chocolate chips
Just a smidge of oil
Sprinkle of sugar
Sprinkle of cinnamon
Dash of cayenne pepper

All you do is mix up the nuts and chips then put about a 1/4 tsp. of oil on a spoon and use the spoon to stir up the nuts/chips.  They just need to be sticky enough to hold the spices and sugar.  Then sprinkle on the rest of the ingredients and stir again. It's like a sweet and spicy and chocolatey trail mix dessert.  It's kinda messy, so I just ate mine with a little spoon.

You could probably turn this into a real recipe and roast the nuts before adding the chocolate or something, but then you'd have to put effort into it.  The beauty of this is that you just stir it up in a little cup and get your fix.


jessy said...

now I know i'm not the only one who eats spoonfuls of peanut butter with chocolate chips. yay! i love crunchy peanut butter and those tiny vegan & gluten-free enjoy like chocolate chips. mmmmmmm! (i will also confess to heating up a few tbsp of peanut butter in a bowl, stirring in a little brown sugar, and topping it off with chocolate chips. yum!)

your spicy cimmamon nuts sound like one excellent flavor combination, Liz. spicy + sweet + chocolatey. i'm in!

Anonymous said...

ok pb straight up is awesome!!

and that recipe looks so good i want to skip class go home and make it now!! hahaha i will refrain but i will definitely be making it in the future