Peanut Butter Wreaths

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Prepared and photographed by NutraMilk nutritionist, Florencia Tagliavini.

Recipe inspired by My Recipes. 

Get into the holiday spirit with these delicious peanut butter wreaths. You can enjoy these as a dessert, snack or a breakfast. Peanut butter is one option but you can use your favorite nut butter to make it your own! It´s a great way to include health-boosting nuts in your diet. 

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INGREDIENTS

For wreaths

  • 3 cups Purely Elizabeth´s Apple, Cinnamon & Pecan superfood Oatmeal (you can also use any type of oats)
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • ½ cup (4 oz.) unsalted vegan butter (or regular butter)
  • ½ cup plant-based milk of choice made with the NutraMilk
  • ¼ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter made with the NutraMilk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • Red and green candy-coated chocolate pieces (such as M&M’S)

For peanut butter

  • 2 cups (275g) peanuts (untoasted, unsalted)
  • pinch salt (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Making the peanut butter
    • Place peanuts in the NutraMilk container.
    • Press Butter cycle, set for 2-3 minutes.
    • Press Start.
    • Open the container lid.
    • If necessary, set for an additional 1-2 minutes for a creamier butter.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spread oats in an even layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven until oats turn light brown and have a strong, nutty aroma, 8 to 10 minutes, stirring once after 5 minutes. Remove from oven.
  • Line 3 baking sheets with parchment paper. Whisk together granulated sugar, butter, milk, and brown sugar in a medium saucepan over medium until combined. Let mixture come to a boil; boil, undisturbed, 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in peanut butter, vanilla, and salt until combined. Stir in oats. Let stand 5 minutes.
  • Drop tablespoonful’s of oat mixture onto prepared baking sheets. Using your fingers, make a hole in the center of each cookie (to look like a wreath). Decorate with chocolate pieces. Let cookies cool until set, about 30 minutes.



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