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Earth Balance and Peanut Butter Drops

Rob has been asking me when I was going to make Peanut Butter Drops again. I haven’t made them in a while but I finally had the perfect excuse to make them. I was contacted by Earth Balance and asked if I would review their products on my blog. I said absolutely because I use Earth Balance spread all the time and I would love to try their peanut butter and almond butter. They sent me a few coupons and off to Whole Foods we went.  Unfortunately, Whole Foods was sold out of the regular peanut butter and almond butter. However, I was able to get the Earth Balance Crunchy Peanut Butter:

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I also picked up another container of Earth Balance:

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The Earth Balance Peanut Butter is so tasty. I had a good-sized spoonful to test it out and it was yummy. I like it because it is no-stir and you do not have to refrigerate it. They do add flaxseed and also a bit of agave nectar to the peanut butter so I would just slightly adjust the sweetener in any baked goods you might use it in. The peanut butter also had a nice texture and had plenty of peanut bits in it for a nice crunchy bite.  I would definitely get this again! As for the Earth Balance spread,  it is always on my shopping list.  I use it for  baking and cooking. For toast, I really like the whipped  Earth Balance.

I decided to make Peanut Butter Drops because  I use both Earth Balance spread and peanut butter in it.  The recipe I use is from the  Compassionate Cook: Please don’t Eat the Animals by Ingrid Newkirk. Peanut Butter Drops are one of Rob’s favorite sweets.

Peanut Butter Drops

1/4 cup Earth Balance
2 cups sugar (adjust to your taste)
1/2 cup soy milk
3 cups rolled oats
5 Tbsp. peanut butter (creamy or crunchy)
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Line a cookie sheet with foil or waxed paper.

Melt the margarine in a large saucepan over low heat. Add the sugar and soy milk, and increase the heat to medium. Bring the mixture to a boil for 1 minute. Remove from the heat; add the oats, peanut butter, and vanilla; and mix vigorously.

Drop the mixture by spoonfuls on to the cookie sheet and let stand until firm.

Makes 2 to 3 dozen.

The mixture will be pretty gooey at first. Don’t worry. They will firm up. If the mixture seems too wet, you can always stir in a few more oats.

Peanut Butter Drops cooling on wax paper. It usually takes a couple of hours for them to firm up:

Peanut Butter Drops

Ready to eat:

Peanut Butter Drops

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