Monday, December 27, 2010

Organic Coconut Peanut Butter Cocoa Recipe & Review

Oh the weather outside is frightful..................

I feel like warming up the house with baking when a winter storm hits. However this isn't just a storm. This is a blizzard and we are getting 12-18 inches of snow! I didn't just want to warm the house. I wanted to wrap my hands around a hot mug and warm my soul with a treat.

Lucky for me a jar of Tropical Traditions Organic Coconut Peanut Butter was delivered to me on Christmas Eve.  Let me tell you, I'm now a HUGE fan of Coconut Peanut Butter Cup Hot CocoaThis is a cup of dreamy-ness.
Tropical Traditions Organic Coconut Peanut Butter is made from organic peanuts and organic coconut. Two ingredients: nothing else! No fillers, no binders, no sweeteners, and no preservatives. The peanuts are 100% organic Valencia peanuts grown organically by family farmers in New Mexico and Texas. Grown in the dry climate of the southwestern United States, these peanuts are certified organic and free from aflatoxins. The dried coconut is certified organic coconut meat from the Philippines from coconuts that are grown with no fertilizers or pesticides. This premium dried coconut contains no additives or preservatives, and is not sweetened. Unlike most dried coconut on the market, their dried coconut products are not treated with sulfites to keep them white. Together, these premium organic roasted peanuts and the premium organic dried coconut are ground together to make a delicious and nutritious spread!

Coconut Peanut Butter Cup Hot Cocoa

4 - 5 servings
Preparation Time: 3 minutes

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 – 1/3 cup sugar/honey, more or less to taste*
Dash of salt
1/3 cup water
4 cups whole milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Combine dry ingredients in a medium saucepan and whisk in water over medium heat. Bring to a boil, whisking constantly. Boil for 2 minutes. Whisk in Coconut Peanut Butter.

Add milk and whisk and heat until hot, but do not boil. Remove from heat and whisk in vanilla extract. Serve topping with whipped cream.

*If using honey, use less then you would for sugar. Brown sugar may be used.

The wonderful people @ Tropical Traditions want to give away a jar of their Organic Coconut Peanut Butter to one lucky Money Saving Maine-iac reader!   Just hop over to Tropical Traditions Organic Coconut Peanut Butter Review & Giveaway to enter.

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