Memorial Day Weekend, Cookie Recipe, and Peanut Butter Crave Giveaway!

Happy Friday y’all!
Who has plans for Memorial Day weekend? I plan on one thing…taking it easy. My mom, not so much. She is partying it up in Vegas for her youngest sister’s 50th birthday, and by partying, I mean hitting the slot machines so much she will probably get carpal tunnel. It’s just me and Dad all weekend long. I foresee some knocking out of walls happening, seeing as my Dad has taken it upon himself to come up with some house/garage projects. Whatever it is that you have planned, eat…make those recipes that you have been dying to eat. You know the ones…anything with smoked barbecue spare ribs in the title, sides of coleslaw, tater salad, and all-American desserts. Speaking of desserts. Let’s talk about peanut butter. Because peanut butter is my dessert of choice. Always.

You see, the nice people over at Peanut Butter Crave allowed me, a peanut butter fanatic, sample FOUR JARS of their peanut butter! Little do they know how dangerous this can actually be. Luckily I made it through with a little help from my mom, who helped me break in the first jar of Razzle Dazzle Peanut Butter. So, the Razzle Dazzle PB is a combination of wild honey, white chocolate, dark chocolate, and oh…my fave fruit, raspberries. Apparently, peanut butter crave knows me all too well. Holy raspberry, white chocolat-ey, goodness. I thought it couldn’t get any better from there, but seriously, the remaining three flavors were Coco Bananas (bananas + wild honey + cocoa…get out!), Choco Choco ( double the chocolate peanut butter for those chocolate lovers), and Cookie Nookie (a peanut butter infused with chocolate chips and cookie dough flavor). Oh my ba-jee-zus, the Cookie Nookie was my absolute fave (although the remaining three tied for second), it’s like eating chocolate chip cookie dough in a silky jar of peanut butter. Enough said.

So back to desserts. What did I do with some of that delicious Cookie Nookie…

I mean…seriously?

Well, I threw it into a bowl with a banana, sugar, and vanilla

did some mixing

and made some cookies.

Thank you, thank you very much.

You need these cookies on your table for Memorial Day.

Perfect for an outdoor shin-dig.
Kids will love em’…oh, and adults too!
Let’s chat about how awesome PB Crave is:
1. They produce all-natural peanut butters, with no hydrogenated oils or trans fat…plus, they are gluten-free and cholesterol free!!! Triple exclamations are at the top of my list so you can imagine how awesome PB Crave actually is. Oh, and no refrigeration is required, just stir and spread. 
2. PB Crave is striving to change the world and make a difference through Project Peanut Butter, a non-profit organization focused on treating malnourished children. I literally cried when I saw this. All you have to do is buy one jar of their peanut butter, of which 2% of the profits goes to Project Peanut Butter. Their goal is to save the lives of 2 million children. Let’s help them out by purchasing a few jars of peanut butter. How hard is that? 
3. Peanut Butter Crave is giving you a chance to win some of their delicious, out of this world, peanut butter!

You could be dipping a spoon into a jar peanut butter from PB Crave come next week.

Here are the details: 1 lucky reader will win a 4 pack variety of Crave Peanut Butter like this:

There are FIVE ways to enter.
How to Enter (Remember to leave a separate comment for each entry):
1. Like Peanut Butter Crave on Facebook and Follow Peanut Butter Crave on Twitter.
2. Follow Peanut Butter Crave on Pinterest and Join the Peanut Butter Crave family for updates. 
3. Join Mangia and follow Mangia by email (look at the side bullets on my page).
4. Like Mangia’s facebook page.
5. Follow @misschelsmangia on Twitter and tweet about the giveaway: “@misschelsmangia is doing an @PBCrave giveaway on Twitter! Enter Now:!!!“.
I will announce the winner on Tuesday, May, 29th! Deadline to enter is Monday, May, 28th at 12 midnight CST.

 Happy Entering!!!

Flourless Cookie Nookie Peanut Butter Banana Cookies (GF):
1 ripe banana, mashed
1 c. Cookie Nookie Peanut Butter
1 c. granulated sugar
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. pure vanilla extract
1/2 t. sea salt (optional)
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
2. In a large mixing bowl, mix all of the ingredients together until smooth and evenly distributed.
3. Drop cookies by heaping tablespoons onto the prepared baking sheets, spacing about 1 inch apart.
4. Bake for 13-16 minutes (oven times will vary), or until slightly golden brown.
5. Allow the cookies to cool completely on the baking sheet.
Makes 1 dozen cookies.
Note: While these cookies do not contain eggs, they do contain a bit of milk from ingredients in the peanut butter, so they are not completely vegan. 


  1. Heck yeh!!!! And, could you slather some of that peanut butter between two of the cookies and then dip in white chocolate? sigh Where’s the coffee?

  2. I like PBCrave on Facebook and Twitter

  3. i Follow @misschelsmangia on Twitter and tweeted –

  4. Liked Mangia on facebook!

  5. Amazing giveaway! I want to try this stuff so badly!

    I like PB Crave on facebook and follow on twitter already!

  6. I follow PB Crave on pinterest

  7. I like you on facebook, too!

  8. Following you on twitter and tweeted :

  9. I like Mangia on Facebook, and mmmmm… I love peanut butter

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