Gluten Free Peanut Butter Coconut Milkshake

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Gluten Free Peanut Butter Coconut Milkshake

The Peanut Butter Bash is a monthly dessert challenge which uses peanut butter and a “mystery” ingredient.  Each month the “mystery ingredient” changes.  (Yes, group members are told about the ingredient in advance.)

June’s challenge:  The special mystery ingredient is coconut!

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Since June’s Peanut Butter Bash special ingredient is coconut, I was wondering what to do for this month’s post.  I did not immediately think of this milkshake or any other yummy item to make.  I asked fellow PB Bash bloggers what they were doing and got some ideas.

I decided to make a milkshake.  It has been warm here lately so a milkshake sounded great.  I still was unsure of the ratio for peanut butter to coconut.  I did not want it too strong of either coconut or peanut butter.  I wanted a nice blend of both ingredients.

While shopping the other night, I came across the So Delicious Coconut Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Ice Cream.  This ice cream is made with coconut milk instead of cow’s milk.  It is dairy free, soy free, gluten free, and Kosher Parve.  If you are allergic to peanuts or coconut, please find a suitable substitute for this recipe.

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Coconut Milkshake Copyright Adrienne Z. Milligan
So Delicious Coconut Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl for Gluten Free Peanut Butter Coconut Milkshake

This particular Gluten Free Peanut Butter Coconut Milkshake can be made with or without dairy.  It depends upon the type of milk you use.

I did use cow’s milk to do this milkshake.  You can also use coconut milk, rice milk, soy milk, almond milk, or hemp milk.  Use what you are able to consume.  If you can have multiple kinds of milk, make several to see which tastes best.

Blender or milkshake machine?

Growing up, my mother used her Hamilton Beach DrinkMaster Drink Mixer to make milkshakes.  This is the “home” version of the large commercial ones found in restaurants.  Below is a picture of mine, which almost looks like the one my mother has at her place.  The “milkshake machine” as we called it growing up now comes in chrome or black as well as the white.

I have used a blender for milkshakes.  I have found I still prefer to use my “milkshake machine.”  Perhaps as it reminds me of getting milkshakes (“real’ milkshakes made with hard ice cream) at restaurants.  I love the metal container with the rest of my shake, just waiting for me to pour into my glass.

Hamilton Beach DrinkMasterake Machine Photo Copyright Adrienne Z. Milligan
Hamilton Beach DrinkMasterake Machine

 Gluten Free Peanut Butter Coconut Milkshake (recipe below photo)

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Coconut Milkshake - PB Bash June 2015 Copyright Adrienne Z. Milligan
Gluten Free Peanut Butter Coconut Milkshake – PB Bash June 2015

 Recipe for Gluten Free Peanut Butter Coconut Milkshake:

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Gluten Free Peanut Butter Coconut Milkshake
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Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: Milkshake
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Serves: 2
 
Ingredients
  • 1 carton of So Delicious Coconut Milk Chocolate PB Swirl Ice Cream
  • Milk (can be cow, rice, coconut, hemp, soy, or almond) - enough to blend ice cream to make milkshake to desired consistency
  • Whipped cream, optional
  • Hershey's Chocolate Syrup, optional
  • Hershey's Caramel Syrup, optional
Instructions
  1. Place ice cream and enough milk to allow ice cream to blend into a milkshake.
  2. When milkshake is at desired consistency, pour into a tall glass.
  3. Top with whipped cream and drizzle with syrups, if desired.
Notes
For more gluten free recipes, please visit http://www.glutenfreepreppers.com/recipes/.

Join me next month for July’s Peanut Butter Bash!

Go to our Facebook page at Peanut Butter Bash and join.  (This group is open to bloggers.)

Are you a Peanut Butter lover who does not blog about food?  Join us at The Peanut Butter Recipe Box on Facebook.

We use #peanutbutterbash to make it easier to follow our posts.

The special ingredient for next month is bananas!  Anyone have a suggestion or a request for me?

~Adrienne

P.S.  If there is a dessert you would love to have yet do not know how to make it gluten free, please let me know.  I would love to try and make your recipe gluten free.

 

 

Gluten Free Brownies with PB Bacon Drizzle

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Gluten Free Brownies with PB Bacon Drizzle

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These Gluten Free Brownies with PB Bacon Drizzle turned out better than my husband expected.  While bacon with chocolate – or bacon with peanut butter – still sound “off” to me, I am noticing a trend with adding bacon to everything (or so it seems) on the cooking shows I have been watching.

Why peanut butter, chocolate, and bacon?

I am a member of Peanut Butter Bash where we combine peanut butter and a special ingredient each month.  Follow us with #peanutbutterbash.  If you are a foodie blogger, join our Facebook group at Peanut Butter Bash.

Not a foodie blogger and still love peanut butter?  Join our Facebook group for Peanut Butter fans at The Peanut Butter Recipe Box.

To use a mix or bake “from scratch”

Normally, I make my brownies from freshly milled gluten free flours.  Not this time.  I wanted to work on my PB Bacon Drizzle.  So I used Krusetaz’ Gluten Free Double Chocolate Brownie Mix to give me a few extra minutes.

Making brownies

Earlier, my husband baked the bacon on the broiler pan.  Be sure the bacon is crisp enough to break without being too crisp.

After mixing up the brownie mix and getting it into the oven, I grabbed the peanut butter, dark chocolate baking chips, and the bacon to make my drizzle.

I allowed the brownies to cool completely before cutting.  Due to the chocolate chips in the brownie mix, the brownies are rich.  The PB Bacon Drizzle helps offset the richness with a richness of its own.

Gluten Free Brownies with PB Bacon Drizzle are ready to eat

 

Gluten Free Brownies with PB Bacon Drizzle is Copyright Adrienne Z. Milligan
Gluten Free Brownies with PB Bacon Drizzle

The recipe for my Gluten Free Brownies with PB Bacon Drizzle

Gluten Free Brownies with PB Bacon Drizzle
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Brownies
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Serves: 24
 
Gluten Free Brownies with a Peanut Butter Bacon Drizzle
Ingredients
  • One pan Gluten Free Brownies (from a mix or homemade recipe)
  • ¼ to ½ cup Gluten Free peanut butter
  • 4-8 slices of Gluten Free bacon
  • ⅛ to ¼ cup dark chocolate baking chips (milk or semi-sweet can be used instead)
Instructions
  1. Bake brownies according to package or recipe directions.
  2. Bake bacon in oven until crispy.
  3. Use food processor or knife to finely chop cooked bacon.
  4. Place peanut butter in a microwave safe container and microwave for 20 seconds at a time stirring after each interval.
  5. Once peanut butter is stirring smoothly, stir in chocolate baking chips.
  6. Stir well and place in microwave if needed to melt chocolate.
  7. Once peanut butter and chocolate mixture is smooth and combined, stir in chopped bacon and mix well.
  8. Slice cooled brownies and place onto plates.
  9. Use Peanut Butter Bacon Drizzle over brownies to top.
Notes
Yield is based on a 13 x 9 x 2 baking pan with a mix that yields 24 brownies.
Ovens and microwaves vary in temperature and baking times.

 Join me next month for June’s Peanut Butter Bash

The special ingredient for next month is coconut!  Anyone have a suggestion for me?

To combine peanut butter and bacon

I would love to know how you liked my Gluten Free Brownies with PB Bacon Drizzle.  Share your thoughts below.

If you are allergic to peanuts, try WOWBUTTER.  I have used it in my recipes for friends who are peanut allergic.

~Adrienne

P.S.  If there is a dessert you would love to have yet do not know how to make it gluten free, please let me know.  I would love to try and make your recipe gluten free.

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Gluten Free Chocolate PB Pudding Graham Cracker Pie

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Gluten Free Chocolate PB Pudding Graham Cracker Pie – Quick to make, yummy to eat!

April’s Peanut Butter Bash special ingredient is Graham crackers.  I thought about making a Graham cracker pie crust.

I love how Graham crackers and Graham cracker pie crusts can be found Gluten Free! 

I do make my own Graham cracker crust using Gluten Free Graham crackers and butter. For this recipe I used a Mi-Del Gluten Free Graham Style Pie Crust.  It is a crust ready to fill with my chocolate pudding.

The question became what to put in the graham cracker crust.  My answer was chocolate.   I could make chocolate pudding pie.

Chocolate pudding pie in a Gluten Free Graham cracker crust

Oh, yes, I am making a chocolate pudding pie.  With a family of six, my chocolate pudding pie serves all of us once (and, hopefully, my husband and I the next day).

Chocolate, Graham cracker crust, and add in some peanut butter

I also needed to tie in peanut butter as this was for the Peanut Butter Bash.  Chocolate goes with peanut butter.

Chocolate pudding with peanut butter chips in a Gluten Free Graham cracker crust.  I knew this would be something that would not last long.

My piece of the Gluten Free Chocolate PB Pudding Graham Cracker Pie

Gluten Free Chocolate PB Pudding Graham Cracker Pie Copyright Adrienne Z. Milligan
Gluten Free Chocolate PB Pudding Graham Cracker Pie

 

Here is the recipe for my Gluten Free Chocolate PB Graham Cracker Pie:

Gluten Free Chocolate PB Pudding Graham Cracker Pie
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Pudding Pie
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Serves: 8
 
Gluten Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding Pie using a Gluten Free Graham Cracker Pie Crust.
Ingredients
  • 1 Mi-Del Gluten Free Graham Cracker Style Pie Crust
  • 1 box of Jell-O Cook Chocolate Pudding
  • 3 cups of milk (2% or whole works best)
  • ¼ cup Gluten Free peanut butter and chocolate baking chips
  • Whipped cream, optional
Instructions
  1. Fix pudding according to package directions.
  2. After pudding is made, stir in peanut butter and chocolate baking chips.
  3. Pour pudding mixture into pie crust.
  4. Refrigerate four to six hours before serving.
  5. Serve topped with whipped cream, if desired.

Join us next month for May’s Peanut Butter Bash challenge of combing peanut butter with bacon.

I hope you enjoy your Gluten Free Chocolate PB Graham Cracker Pie.

~Adrienne

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Gluten Free PB&J Tacos

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Gluten Free PB&J Tacos are a family favorite

My now-15 year old was the creator of this now family favorite.  I believe he was around four years old when he asked my husband to make them for him one day for lunch.

The Peanut Butter Bash is a monthly dessert challenge which uses peanut butter and a “mystery” ingredient.  Each month the “mystery ingredient” changes.  (Yes, group members are told about the ingredient in advance.)

Note:  This post does contain affiliate links.

March’s challenge:  The special mystery ingredient is jam or jelly!

For my contribution to March’s Peanut Butter Bash I have decided to share our family’s PB&J Tacos.

 

Gluten Free PB&J Tacos
Gluten Free PB&J Tacos (Copyright Adrienne Z. Milligan)

Here is the recipe for this quick dessert or snack.  While the focus for this month’s Peanut Butter Bash is jam or jelly, you can add other yummy ingredients instead or in addition to the PB&J.  Pictured above the bottom two tacos are filled with PB and raspberry jam. The one on top of them is PB with Gluten Free (and artificial food color free) marshmallow creme.  The one on top has PB and Nutella.

Gluten Free PB&J Tacos
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A fun dessert or snack to make.
Ingredients
  • 4 Gluten Free soft taco shells
  • Gluten Free peanut butter
  • Gluten Free jam or jelly
Instructions
  1. Heat taco shells in microwave or oven.
  2. Spread peanut butter onto shell.
  3. Spread jam or jelly onto shell.
  4. Roll up and eat.
Notes
Have fun and try different ingredients. We have used PB with Nutella or Gluten Free marshmallow fluff (cream).

 

Please share with those that love peanut butter using #peanutbutterbash.  Come join us for our monthly Peanut Butter Bash fun.  I look forward to seeing what you create in the next Peanut Butter Bash adventure!

~Adrienne

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Gluten-Free No Bake Peanut Butter Nutella Clusters

Gluten-Free No Bake Peanut Butter Nutella Clusters

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The Peanut Butter Bash is a monthly dessert challenge which uses peanut butter and a “mystery” ingredient.  Each month the “mystery ingredient” changes.  (Yes, group members are told about the ingredient in advance.)

Note:  This post does contain affiliate links.

February’s challenge:  Nutella is the Special Mystery Ingredient!

I was having difficulty figuring out what to make with peanut butter and Nutella.  When considering which recipe initially to use with Nutella, none of them felt like they would have worked using Nutella as a substitute ingredient easily.

What to make for the challenge?

For my contribution to February’s Peanut Butter Bash, I made a recipe that I found on Noshing with the Nolands.  This recipe for Nutella Clusters looked yummy.  Reading the ingredients I knew that I could make this gluten free.  I liked that these are No Bake Cookies.

When these Gluten-Free No Bake Peanut Butter Nutella Clusters were done chilling, I had to remember to pull some aside for a quick photo.

Why?  The six of us liked them.  We liked them a lot.  They were so good I was afraid the entire cookie sheet of them would be gone before I could get a pic.

My two little boys (almost three and four) loved being able to grab them off of the cookie sheet.  The two-year-old began handing out the cookies to the rest of us.  It was cute.  We ate them faster than I anticipated.

I am glad that I doubled the recipe so that we had a full cookie sheet to eat.  I know that I will be making these again.

Gluten-Free No Bake Peanut Butter Nutella Clusters Copyright Adrienne Z. Milligan
Gluten-Free No Bake Peanut Butter Nutella Clusters Copyright Adrienne Z. Milligan

Just three ingredients for these Gluten-Free No Bake Peanut Butter Nutella clusters!

For ingredients, I used Nutella, Nestle Peanut Butter & Milk Chocolate Morsels, and Gluten Free Cafe Maple Buckwheat Flakes.  There are plenty of options for the baking morsels (flavors and brands) as well as the cereal flakes (corn or buckwheat, for example).

Be sure to check the labels to make sure the products are gluten free if not clearly stated on the front of the item.  The baking chips may also contain barley (which is a gluten-containing ingredient).  If you are avoiding artificial food colors, these Nestle baking morsels are free of them.  (My boys do not eat the artificial food colors so that is something I check for on each label.)

Gluten-Free No Bake Peanut Butter Nutella Clusters Copyright Adrienne Z. Milligan
Gluten-Free No Bake Peanut Butter Nutella Clusters Copyright Adrienne Z. Milligan

Here is the recipe for this yummy and fast dessert:

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Gluten-Free No Bake Peanut Butter Nutella Clusters
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Cookies
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Serves: 15
 
Fast and easy to make gluten free no bake cookies that are full of flavor.
Ingredients
  • 3 oz. (90 grams) Nestle Peanut Butter & Milk Chocolate Morsels
  • Scant ½ cup (120 grams) Nutella
  • 1¾ cup (40 grams) Gluten Free Cafe Maple Buckwheat Flakes
Instructions
  1. Melt the peanut butter & chocolate morsels in a saucepan over gentle heat.
  2. When melted, remove from heat.
  3. Gently stir in buckwheat flakes and mix carefully.
  4. Place small amounts of the mixture on a piece of parchment or wax paper.
  5. Chill for at least 2 hours before serving.
Notes
I used wax paper placed on top of a cookie sheet (with sides).

I measured the ingredients by weight.  I gave both standard and metric amounts for each ingredient.  The blog post I found this recipe on gave both sets of measurements as well.  I began weighing my food (especially the gluten free flours) in 2012.

So, whether you prefer to weigh your food or are used to the metric measurements, both are available for you.

 

Peanut Butter Bash is a Monthly Challenge

Please share with those that love peanut butter using #peanutbutterbash.  Come join us for our monthly Peanut Butter Bash fun.  I look forward to seeing what you create in the next Peanut Butter Bash adventure!

Do You Have the Three Ingredients in Your Pantry?

I hope that you will give this recipe a try.  I know that I will have to make at least a double batch for my family each time I make it.

I would love to hear what you thought of this recipe.  Share your thoughts below.

~Adrienne