Peanutty Chicken Nuggets
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Serves: 5
 
Great finger food for parties.
Ingredients
  • cup chunky peanut butter
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons vinegar, divided (preferable rice wine – not as strong)
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon of light brown sugar (divided)
  • 1 tablespoon of soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic (divided)
  • 1 pound of chicken tenders
  • ⅓ cup of minced scallions (about 2 scallions)
  • cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
  • container of tooth picks
Instructions
  1. Preheat broiler and place oven rack about 4 inches from heat source
  2. In a bowl combine the peanut butter, milk, 1 tablespoon of vinegar, 1 tablespoon of light brown sugar, soy sauce and 1 teaspoon of garlic
  3. Add chicken to bowl and toss to coat
  4. Place chicken tenders on foil covered sheet pan
  5. Turn once, until cooked through, about 7 minutes per side
  6. Meanwhile, in small serving bowl combine scallions, cilantro, oil, ginger and remaining vinegar, brown sugar and garlic
  7. When ready, place on serving platter with dipping sauce and toothpick container on the side
Notes
Easy to double. May use almond butter instead of peanut butter if you have a peanut allergy. Almond butter has a milder flavor. You may have to use a bit more so the dipping sauce is not too overwhelming.

 

Peanut Butter Brigadeiro
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Serves: 20
 
If you like peanut butter cups, you will love these!
Ingredients
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon of creamy peanut butter
  • package chocolate sprinkles
Instructions
  1. In a medium non-stick pan, mix the milk, peanut butter and cocoa. On low heat stir constantly with a wooden spoon.
  2. Continue stirring and cooking until it thickens and becomes more difficult to stir. You will start to see the bottom of the pan more clearly. When the mixture seems more like a dough and less like a batter, and it pulls from the sides of the pan easily, it is done. This should take approximately 20 - 25 minutes.
  3. Transfer to a greased plate and spread. Let it cool. (about 30 to 45 minutes)
  4. Put the sprinkles or other coating into a separate dish.
  5. To shape the brigadeiro into balls, take a teaspoonful of mixture and roll it between your buttered hands.
  6. Transfer the ball to the dish of sprinkles and roll it around to coat all sides.
  7. Transfer the ball to a mini baking cup or square of parchment for serving. They keep in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Notes
Variations: You can decorate with powdered sugar, coconut or cocoa powder instead of chocolate sprinkles, chopped nuts or just eat it by the spoonful!