One of my favorite things about blogging (other than being able to hopefully help people out) is that publishing companies often offer me up free review copies of their new cookbooks that have just or are about to be published! When BenBella Books, Inc contacted me this time to check out the China Study Cookbook by T. Colin Campbell, PHD, I was super excited!
“In The China Study, Dr. T. Colin Campbell, Professor Emeritus at Cornell University, details the connection between nutrition and heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Recognized as the most comprehensive nutritional study ever conducted on the relationship between diet and the risk of developing disease, The China Study cuts through the haze of misinformation and examines the source of nutritional confusion produced by government entities, lobbies, and opportunistic scientists.”
After reading the book, I felt inspired to follow the ideas laid out in the book, I remember wishing that there were recipes at the end – so I could take steps towards living a more whole food, plant based life.
Fast forward a few years and they now have published a book that is the “Official Companion to the China Study” and I’m lucky enough to be able to share one of the yummy recipes with you & offer a giveaway for the cookbook for anyone in the US or Canada!
It was a natural choice for me to choose a peanut butter/chocolate recipe – because let’s face it – that combo cannot be beat! Check out the recipe and see below for the giveaway!
No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars
Preparation time: 15 minutes | Chilling time: 1 hour
Makes 9 servings
These bars are rich, creamy, sweet, and satisfying—everything a dessert should be!
1 cup low-fat graham crackers, crushed
1/4 cup crushed walnuts
1/2 cup reduced-fat, unsweetened coconut
1/3 cup natural peanut butter
1/4 cup nondairy milk
1 cup nondairy chocolate chips
5 tablespoons rice or almond milk
1 | Crush graham crackers in food processor. In separate bowl, add walnuts, coconut, and peanut butter. Stir in crushed graham crackers.
2 | Slowly add milk and mix. If mixture does not hold together, continue adding additional milk until all ingredients stick together. However, don't make it too soft, and, if necessary, use your hands.
3 | Spread mixture evenly into a 9 × 9 nonstick baking dish.
4 | In a saucepan, melt chocolate chips together with rice or almond milk over medium heat. Stir until smooth.
5 | Spread chocolate mixture on top of peanut butter mixture. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until hardened. Cut into squares and enjoy!
To Enter the Giveaway
Leave a comment telling me about your favourite plant based recipe OR why you would want to win this book! That’s it! One Entry per person*****
Contest Closes Wednesday September 18th at 8pm! Winner will be announced on facebook and have 2 days to provide me with their address!
*****YOU DO NOT NEED TO HAVE A BLOG TO ENTER!! Just use the NAME/URL option and type in your name and your email address (which will never be shared!)
*Permission to publish recipe and use photo were given by BenBella Books, Inc