2016 Treat Making Class by Victor

Last night, Victor taught a small group of pups and Handlers a couple really simple treats. Thank you again Victor for teaching. The Handout is displayed below. 

 

3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies (Or 4 if you’re Vegan)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Peanut Butter
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • Large Chocolate Chips to Garnish

Process: Mix all the ingredients together and spoon into small balls. Flatten with a fork and bake for 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Rotate the cookie sheet half way through cooking. When the cookies come out put a large chocolate chip on top of each of them. 

To make this vegan replace the egg with 1 Tablespoon of either ground flax or chia seed mixed with 3 Tablespoons of water. Ideally the seed should be freshly ground in a coffee grinder or with a mortar and pestle as both types of seeds spoil quickly once they are ground.

Cacao Nib Brittle

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1⁄2 tsp Ground Coriander
  • 1⁄4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1⁄2 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1 cup Caocao Nibs
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Light Corn Syrup
  • 2 Tbsp of Water

Process: Put the sugar in a high walled pan and then add the corn syrup and water along the edges of the pan. If you need to add a little bit of extra water to make sure the sugar is moistened all along the edges then do so. Bring the mixture to a boil. As soon as you start to get steam put a lid on the pan and keep it there for a minute or two, or until you get some liquid running down the sides of the pan from condensation. 

While you are waiting toss your cacao nibs, spices and salt, then lay them out one layer thick on a silicone mat.

At this point remove the lid and boil the candy until it begins to darken in color. Do not stir with a spoon until you can clearly see color develop in the sugar, though you may swirl the pan occasionally. Once you see color develop begin to stir the sugar a little bit to prevent small areas from burning before the entire syrup has caramelized.

Once the caramel is finished pour it onto your nib and spice mixture. Once the candy has hardened you can break it into small pieces for eating.