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:
I also picked up another container of Earth Balance:
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:
Ready to eat: