Shout out to my bulk-sized cocoa powder and PB2! The sad part is that I can finish both in less than a month. I buy the cocoa through the subscription program on Amazon, and it’s delivered to me monthly. I often have to supplement with a small Trader Joe’s container of cocoa powder by the end of the month. See also: my hot chocolate addiction.
I’m such a sucker for mint chocolate flavors. There’s a reason Thin Mints were always my favorite Girl Scout cookie. (Coincidentally, they are also the only vegan version. Hizzah!) If you like Thin Mints, or Andes mints, or any sort of chocolate-mint concoction, you will love this Peppermint Fudge PB2 (as well as my Thin Mints Oatmeal or Peppermint Brownie Baked Oatmeal)!
I put this on top of a very simple zucchini-vanilla oatmeal (like this, sans cardamom), but I could see this atop the aforementioned mint oatmeals, or a chocolate recipe like Chocolate Chip Cookie Baked Oatmeal, Sweet Potato Fudge Oatmeal, or Kelsey’s Cookies ‘n’ Cream Overnight Oatmeal. You could also use it in place of the frosting in this Brownie Baked Oatmeal.
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What you'll need:
- 2 heaping tbsp plain PB2
- 2 tbsp water (plus more as needed)
- 1 and 1/2 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/8 tsp peppermint extract
- 1/2 tsp maple syrup (plus more as needed)
- optional: 1/4 tsp coconut oil (adds incredible flavor)
How to make it:
- In a small bowl, add water a little at a time to the PB2. Don't add the water all at once; that way you'll be able to choose the consistency you want.
- If adding optional coconut oil, stir in now.
- Stir in cocoa powder and peppermint extract. If the mixture gets too thick, add a few drops more water (less than a teaspoon!!).
- Add maple syrup. Taste. Adjust sweetener as desired.
- Add to the top of your oatmeal of choice and enjoy!