Peanut Butter Chocolate Crunch ‘Blizzard’

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Last night, I made a new veggie burger recipe.

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Don’t get too excited though, they were crap. I’m super picky when it comes to veggie burgers and I rarely meet one that I’m happy with.

Eric goes, ‘They’d be good without all the lemon…’

‘They are rosemary lemon burgers.’

‘Oh…hah’

Fail.

I also won’t tell you that I had to skin my rosemary plant to get enough leaves for the recipe. I’m pretty sure it’s going to die today in protest.

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However, I redeemed myself with this salad made with garden romaine lettuce! It was the freshest romaine I’ve ever laid eyes on or tasted. And most importantly, I grew it!

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We currently have romaine lettuce coming out of the wazoo. I’m thinking a salad party is in store. Sadly, I think it will just be me attending.

But still, dinner left us wanting more. Half eaten crap lemon burgers and salad just wasn’t enough to tame our hunger monsters.

I had to pull out a secret weapon…

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Cookie Dough balls. 5 minutes to whip up. Instant gratification.

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And then I did something really crazy…because it’s stifling hot and we can’t just eat balls for crying out loud!

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Meet the Peanut Butter Chocolate Crunch ‘Blizzard’ in all its crunchy, crispy, creamy, and peanut buttery glory.

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The Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Blizzard put me up to it of course.

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This was my best idea all week. Actually, it was the only successful recipe I’ve had all week. Last night, I decided if I had one more recipe fail this week, I was going to have to hire a ghost chef for the blog.

I’m happy to say this was not made by a ghost chef.

It was all me, baby. All me. And you can thank me this weekend when you are sitting on your porch in a state of Blizzard induced bliss.

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Crunch Blizzard for 2 (GF + Vegan)

  • 3 large frozen bananas (or your favourite ice cream- it would be good with coconut bliss!)
  • 1 heaping tbsp peanut butter
  • 2-3 balls, to pulse into soft serve
  • 2 balls to crumble on top

 

Directions: To make this dreamy delight, grab a few frozen bananas and process them in a food processor with a heaping tablespoon of peanut butter. Once the mixture is creamy like soft serve, add in a few peanut butter balls and pulse until chunky. Scoop this mixture into a small glass and top with crumbled cookie dough balls. Serves 2.

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Helpful hint: If anyone in your home sees you eating this, tell them it’s Vegan and Gluten-Free and they will run like hell.

More blizzard for you.

It will be our little secret. ;)

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Best of all, we forgot all about the crap lemon burgers and the skinned rosemary plant, as we sat on the deck watching the sun bid farewell to this hot summer day.

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But an important question remains: What Blizzard flavour should I tackle next?

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Casey Lorraine July 7, 2011

A very important and necessary question of course! ;)
Mmmm well I made something similar with an avocado raspberry chocolate raw ice cream and put little raw “candy crumbles” through it – a recipe of mine involving hazelnuts, goji berries, lime and vanilla….so amazing!!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 7, 2011

mmm that sounds incredible!

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Marie July 7, 2011

wow – please share!!

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Lisa July 10, 2011

I can’t wait to try this blizzard!

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Christina July 7, 2011

I vote for an oreo blizzard! :)

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Steph July 10, 2011

I second the Oreo Blizzard vote!

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Ashley July 7, 2011

Nailed it!!! Love that you used the banana soft serve. My favorite is mixing that with PB and now with doughballs inside??? I can’t even imagine. Sadly, my favorite Blizzard was strawberry banana. hahaha

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Ashley July 7, 2011

*Not too exciting to recreate that one!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 7, 2011

haha! strawberry cheesecake perhaps?

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Julie @ Shining From Within July 7, 2011

yes! or remember those Good Humor strawberry shortcake ice pops? Make one like that with all the crunchy/strawberry topping. MmMmMmM *drool*

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Nikki July 14, 2011

Yes….strawberry shortcake blizzard….YUM!!!

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Kristen @ Popcorn on the Stove July 7, 2011

Ooo – make a cookies and creme blizzard! Or maybe a mint chocolate chip version. Cleary, I have a cookie craving.

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Alison (Fueling for Fitness) July 7, 2011

cookies and cream!!! or choco-mint. MMMMMM.

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Kris | iheartwellness.com July 7, 2011

You are too stinking cute!! Your blah burgers I bet were still so tasty ;)
The blizzard looks FAN Fricken TASTIC!!! OMG! Growing up my fav blizzards were Oreo, Smartie and Skor……swoon!

Anything with crushed cookies gets me ;) Love it!
xoo

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Ari@ThE DiVa DiSh July 7, 2011

I think veggie burgers are super hard to make. That being said, yours look delicious, and I LOVE the idea of Lemon-rosemary burgers…BUT, I think I would Take a PB blizzard any day :)
Your amazing Angela, and an inspiration to many! Don’t let a couple failed recipes let you down :)
And the next blizzard..hmm..Maybe a fudge brownie :)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 7, 2011

I agree they are very hard to get perfect! im also super picky when it comes to veggie burgers. I dont like them too soft in the middle and I like a crisp exterior.

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Janet July 7, 2011

Something with caramel!

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Maria July 7, 2011

Oreo blizzard, please! I know you have a vegan oreo cookie up your sleeve somewhere :)

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Sarah July 7, 2011

What a great idea!! I think I know what I’m having for dessert tonight! And such a cute presentation of it. I love those little spoons. You always have the cutest dishes and silverware.

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Gina @ Running to the Kitchen July 7, 2011

I feel the same way about most veggie burgers I make. They’re always edible but never “wow”. Who knew veggie burgers could be so tough!?

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Samantha @ Bikini Birthday July 7, 2011

Those would be awesome with toffee peanuts or peanut brittle on top!

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Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit July 7, 2011

haha I use your secret ALL the time! When I make something super tasty (and healthy) I tell my bf what’s in it and he runs away. Mwaha. If only he knew how delicious it was.
I hope your rosemary plant makes it!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 7, 2011

im pretty sure its going to bite the dust!

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Girl in the pink July 7, 2011

Same with my husband!! I just serve him food and tell him not to ask questions – he always ends up liking it! Except quinoa and cous cous, he can’t get on board with those!

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table July 7, 2011

LOL @ “half eaten crap lemon burgers.” Love. It.

From the looks of those balls, you totally redeemed yourself. :)

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Emily July 7, 2011

Ohhh yum! I’ve never had a real blizzard but this is something I totally am going to try!

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Jessica July 7, 2011

Mint please! If you do, I’ll never daydream of another blizzard again.

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Lauren @ Lawfully Wedded Wife July 7, 2011

YUM, holy wow this looks so good. I used to love DQ Blizzards when I was a dairy person! Definitely will be trying this!

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Aine @ Something to Chew Over July 7, 2011

Angela this looks fabulous! Can’t wait to try this :)

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Abby July 7, 2011

Hi Angela!

I love your blog! I just made the weekend glow kale salad and it was delicious!! :) I have a question for you – that isn’t related to this post – sorry :(…I’ve been interested in trying your Vegan Overnight Oats; I just bought some Chia Seeds at my Health Food Market. However, do you have to use the Amazing Grass powder? I’m in transition from an old job and cash is a bit tight. Also, I have some protein powder from a few months ago, would that work ok if I shouldn’t skip it?

Thanks for your help! I look forward to trying many more recipes!! :)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 7, 2011

Nope you dont have to use any powder! I make it usually with just oats, chia seeds, almond milk, and a dash of maple syrup. You can add granola, nut butter, etc.

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Abby July 7, 2011

Thank you!! :)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 7, 2011

no prob :)

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Sarah July 7, 2011

Yummy!! That blizzard looks phenomenal! I can’t wait to try it out this week :)
Now for the next blizzard question: I agree with most of the other posts and think you should try to tackle and Oreo Blizzard!
Good Luck I know you’ll be able to make the best tasting Vegan Oreo Blizzard EVER!

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Jess@atasteofconfidence July 7, 2011

Those look amazing!

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Metaxia July 7, 2011

Love todays post! I actually giggled out loud. Blizzard idea… hmmmm… i would suggest something with a brownie type effect! Yum brownies! :)

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Claire @ Live and Love to Eat July 7, 2011

I can’t believe you even thought twice about the burgers once you dreamed up this blizzard!

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Ellen @ Undercover Runner Eats July 7, 2011

Please do a Strawberry Cheesecake Blizzard!

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Laura July 7, 2011

HA! You are making me laugh this morning. It started with this “Don’t get too excited though, they were crap.” and continued with this…”it’s stifling hot and we can’t just eat balls for crying out loud!” In all seriousness though, the “balls” and blizzard look amazing. Is it bad that I’m supposed to go out for dinner with friends this evening but I might rather go home and make these…??

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Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn July 7, 2011

Um….YES. I LOVE YOU!!!!

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Mel July 7, 2011

Oh I completely get that. I am a veggie burger snob lol I hate it when people rave about a really moist veggie burger and then it turns out the saharah has seen more water, it’s like come on people we’re competeing against steak here.

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Zestful Lou July 7, 2011

I was thinking of making raw cookie dough to pack along on my climb up mt. Whitney this weekend (the highest mountain in the contiguous u.s.). Do you think it would hold up or just become mush?

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amanda July 7, 2011

I’ll attend a salad party! NOTHING I love more than salad. Honestly. Is that weird?

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Katie July 7, 2011

Oh my goodness, who needs dinner when you can have that for dessert??

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Lindsey July 7, 2011

This looks AMAZING! I need to make this stat!

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Geanna July 7, 2011

I would totally come to your salad party.

But seriously, a blizzard using the banana soft serve? Genius.

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ally@girlVfood July 7, 2011

Mint chocolate cookie blizzard, or Oreo Blizzard. PLEEEEEEASE.

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Julie @ Shining From Within July 7, 2011

I so so need this in my life! I think I want to try your OG (original) blizzard first.

That helpful hint is SO SO true. Whenever I say something is vegan (no matter how ridicuously good/delicious it is/looks) NO ONE will eat it.

More for me… ;)

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Sylvia @ LifeIsGoodWithFood July 7, 2011

I never had dough balls before but I’m definitely excited to try them out after seeing this recipe! Thank you :)

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Eat Hike Sleep Repeat July 7, 2011

Dark chocolate and cherry blizzards! Or frozen pineapple chunks with Coconut Bliss!

Forget about the crap burgers. You have more than redeemed yourself with the blizzard.

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Cait's Plate July 7, 2011

Oh my. They certainly don’t look like crap!!

I can’t even get over how much I want that blizzard up there! It would be so perfect on a hot hot day like today!! I’m going to have to try to recreate it!

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annemarie July 7, 2011

hello angela – have you tried the chickpea burgers in the new Bill Granger cookbook http://www.amazon.com/Bill-s-Basics/dp/1844008436/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&qid=1310051085&sr=8-12 it is the best, I’ll email you the recipe if you wish! also wanted to say thanks for your blogpost yesterday am currently working from home sort of starting up a business and motivation is sometimes far to find!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 7, 2011

No I havent! Are they vegan?

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annemarie July 8, 2011

sorry no they have eggs :( but maybe you can adapt the recipe. the ingredients are: 800g chickpeas (canned), 1teaspoon salt, handful of chopped coriander, handful chopped parsley, 3 spring onions, 2 teaspoons lemonpeel rasped, 1 red chili chopped, 120g breadcrumbs, 3 spoons EVOO as well as the 3 eggs. the mixture is quite runny (and would make a great dip) so I dont think they could work on the BBQ only in a grillpan. good luck!

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Donna July 7, 2011

I love that you tell us about your fails as well as your successes :)
And i really love that there is no almonds in your recipe, for some reason i don’t like them in food just by themselves, lol!
Can’t wait to give this one a try, this weather is lovely AND a perfect excuse to eat cold treats every day!

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