Mmmmmonday! (read: chocolate)
Don't worry, I'm not going back on Foodie Fridays, but I think we should talk recipes again today. If you've checked out the side bar you've seen that one of the zines I'm currently working on is called Choclick. Yup, the odd-sounding title does cue the correct word in yer head - it's all about chocolate. I've got about 17 recipes thus far, but I want more, and I want little stories, tips and reviews about chocolate, too.
I'll make you a deal: if you send me some chocolate-related writings this week (recipes don't have to be vegan, though it's preferred), I'll send you a sneak preview, meanning a recipe, that'll be in said upcoming zine. It'd be great to have the zine done for Valentine's Day, which is why I'm pushing for submissions this week. Here, I'll get you started with the simplest of treats - it'll bring out the kid in ya:
1/2 cup natural peanut butter
1/3 cup chocolate chips
1 cup cereal (some kind of puffed grain or "o" cereal - I like Nature's Path Kamut Puffs)
1. Put peanut butter in a frying pan over medium heat and stir for a minute until very soft.
2. Turn off the heat and dump in the chocolate chips. Stir until they are soft and a little melted.
3. Dump in the cereal and mix until it's all coated and gooey.
4. Scoop out by spoonfuls onto a plate, or line a baking pan with confectioner's paper and press the mixture in.
5. Allow to cool in the fridge for 1 hour or the freezer for 15 minutes. If you used the baking pan, cut the dessert into squares. Enjoy!
-adapted from Honest Pretzels by Mollie Katzen