Has anyone gone a week with out chocolate? This is probably the longest we’ve been separated and I miss him… I mean it, it more everyday. Well I did until I made this: Peanut Butter Chocolate Pillows by IsaChandra.
This obviously isn’t my recipe, but I must warn you: these are to die for. Let’s just say she knew what she was doing when she decided to call this piece of heaven a “pillow” because it truly does taste like a cloud. The thing I like most about this is that there’s very little that could go wrong. Think about it: you have cocoa powder and peanut butter. There’s only one way that can end and that’s deliciously.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Pillows
(makes 24, mine made 23)
1/2 cup canola oil
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
3 tablespoons non-dairy milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup unsweetened dutch processed cocoa powder
2 tablespoons black unsweetened cocoa or more dutch processed unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
Peanut Butter Filling:
3/4 cup natural salted peanut butter, crunchy or creamy style
2/3 cup confectioner’s sugar
2 to 3 tablespoons soy creamer or non-dairy milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- In a large bowl mix in the canola oil, sugar, maple syrup, non-dairy milk and vanilla extract. (I forgot to pick up some vanilla, so I my pillows went without it).
- Sift in the remaining ingredients (flour, cocoa powder, black cocoa if using, baking soda and salt). I just used more regular cocoa powder (the Hershey’s kind).
3. Mix the ingredients until they form a moist dough.
Peanut butter filling:
- In another bowl add the Peanut butter, powdered sugar, soy milk, and vanilla extract (still no vanilla).
2. If the dough seems to dry after its been beaten together, then add a tablespoon of soy milk. If it’s to wet add some more powdered sugar. (I found out mine was a bit too dry after baking it).
1. Now it’s time for the fun part! Roll around a bit of the peanut butter dough to make a ball. Then flatten the chocolate dough into a skinny pancake.
2. Fold up the edges of the chocolate dough up an around the peanut butter center.
3. Then roll it around to make it a nice sphere. (I would flatten it a little afterwords, the peanut butter is less overpowering that way).
4. Place the pillows on a baking sheet lined with wax paper; one inch apart should do just fine. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Bake for ten minutes. Let the cookies sit for five minutes after taking them out of the oven before transferring them on a cooling rack.