When I found out yesterday that I received Reader’s Choice for Challenge #4 of Project Food Blog, I almost fell off my chair. Thank you all so much for taking the time to vote for me!!! I am really going to have to think of something damn good for Reader Appreciation day on Oct 31st! ;)
When I want to show someone that I appreciate them, I bake them up a delicious vegan dessert. Now, I’m not too sure how chocolate ganache ships, but I figure sharing the recipe with you is the next best thing.
Making Vegan Peanut Butter Ganache is actually very easy and only take a few minutes to whip up!
Grab the following ingredients:
That would be: Vanilla bean paste or pure vanilla extract, pure maple syrup, full-fat coconut milk, non-hydrogenated coconut oil, smooth peanut butter, sea salt (not shown), and good quality dark chocolate.
Using a high quality dark chocolate will bring your Ganache from so-so to outstanding.
Vegan Peanut Butter Ganache with Peanut Butter Soft Serve Sundae
- 1/2 cup high quality dark chocolate
- 1-1.5 tbsp maple syrup
- 3 tbsp smooth peanut butter
- 6-7 tbsp coconut milk (not low fat!), or more to thin as desired
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste or 1 tsp vanilla extract
- pinch sea salt
Directions: In a medium sized pot over low-medium heat, add chocolate and oil and stir well until melted. Be sure not to overheat and burn. Now add in all ingredients and stir well. Adjust ingredients to taste. Add more syrup or coconut milk to sweeten or to thin out as desired. You can customize it to how you prefer your ganache. If this is for cupcakes, you probably want it more thick, whereas if it is for chocolate sauce on ice cream you will probably want it thinner to pour it out. Heat on low for a couple minutes and stir well until consistency is achieved. Pour over Peanut Butter Soft Serve (below). Makes just over 1/2 cup.
Peanut Butter Banana Soft Serve
Adapted from Banana Soft Serve.
- 2 frozen bananas
- 2 tbsp peanut butter
- 1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
Directions: Process all ingredients until smooth scraping sides of the food processor as necessary.
Wheeeeeeee. (That is what the frozen banana and PB is screaming in there.)
Mark my words, I will never miss ice cream again. Ever.
Adding in the vanilla bean paste made this really pop.
Now the fun part!
Grab your desired amount of PB Soft Serve and add on some toasted pecans and a Power Me Up Pumpkin Sesame Cookie. We need to make this a FALL dessert after all, right? ;)
Now pour on your warm PB Ganache….
Oh dear me.
I’m really having fun at this point.
I went a little crazy. It is not easy to pour ganache and snap pictures at the same time!
These cookies were just brought to a whole new level. ;)
It was pretty much mind blowing.
Now go make yourself a bowl, kick-back, and relax. It is the weekend after all.
So about Challenge #5, which is due tomorrow…
The bad news:
I went through about 10 pizza dough flops last night. I also have flour in nooks and crannies that I may never find.
The good news:
I finally nailed my pizza this afternoon. It was worth every second when I saw it come out of the oven and tasted it for lunch. I don’t think I have ever been so excited to share something on the blog! Stay tuned for my Challenge #5 post tomorrow afternoon. :)
Now go make yourself some Peanut Butter Ganache.
This takes ice cream sundaes to a whole new level! Now if only I had a food processer…
yay I’m so glad you got through! you deserve it:)
Congratulations on Reader’s Choice!!
The pictures on your blog are always so lovely and descriptive. Almost like I could reach through the screen and take a bite of the yummy food! …oh, and congrats on the Reader’s Choice!! Yay!
If I hadn’t had two huge slice of apple pie yesterday for dessert, I’m sure I would be more excited by this post. But even with zero interest in sweets today, this looks wonderful.
I hope you make it through this challenge, because I’m intrigued to see what you’ll do for the next challenge (road trip). Good luck!
Oh boy, that looks amazing!
Oh no, Angela, thank YOU. ;)
I can’t wait till your pizza post! You totally deserve to make it through to the next round and I totally knew that you would! Ever since vegan thanksgiving dinner you’ve had me turned on to pecans in a BIG way. Can’t get enough of them these days!
Ohh my I don’t know how you do it day after day…I’m considering running to the store right now to get the ingredients for the cookies and the gnache…who cares about studying when you can be making delicious vegan treats?
I could use that right now.
Whats a good substitute for coconut oil?
I made it yesterday and used rice bran oil instead of coconut oil and it worked so well. I think any neutral tasting and smelling oil would blend well here.
Angela, thank you so much for the recipe! I’m still in heaven just from the memories of how devine and delicious it was. Mmmm…
OMG, that looks soo good! You never cease to make me amazed and hungry. ;)
I need to make the peanut butter banana soft serve sometime. It looks yummy.
Seriously drooling over your post…lol Congrats on the award!
I am excited to see your food challenge recipe! : )
Oh my gosh you are my kitchen hero. For serious.
Congratulations!!! You so deserved to win :) And can i just say holy moly goes your pb banana soft serve and ganache look divine. Can I pleeeeeeeeassee get some sent to my dorm room? This college girl is being deprived of her vegan chocolate!
Congrats!!! And what a delicious sweet treat!
This looks like a combination of so many of my favorite flavors and textures! A banana, chocolate, crunchy, peanut buttery, cookie and frozen treat?!…it can’t get better than this! :)
Congrats on the reader’s choice win!!
Holy cow, Angela, do you want to be my personal chef?!
I made this last night, OH MY GOSH!!! It was a hit. It was really sweet though, I may not use the pure maple syrup next time. Thank you, Angela. I love following your blog!
Angela, I only have cannellini beans, will that work as substitute? Thank you!
I am sorry, I am supposed to post my question on Power Pumpkin sesame cookie
Thanks again for all of your ridiculously good recipes & all the beautiful photography that always motivates me to try new things! =) Just out of curiosity, I froze some of the ganache to see what would happen. It made extraordinarily decadent freezer fudge! Certainly more caloric, but yum!
I sometimes regret looking for a new recipe here, because it always makes me so much more hungry!
I truly love this one… My son can’t get enough of this soft serve and its so healthy too :-)… Thank you for such awesome recipes.