Product review with recipe: Powdered Peanut Butter (PPB) Chocolate Chip Shortbread

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The good people at Hale Naturals sent me their new line of Powdered Peanut Butter (PPB®).  They have 3 flavors- original, chocolate flavor and sweetened with Stevia.  At 70% less fat than traditional peanut butter, PPB® is a new way to add protein and fibre to your meals and an easy way to carry around snacks (just add water).  The preparation method squeezes out the fat and oil so all that is left is the goodness.

My friend's 12 year old daughter, Zoё, loves to bake and was kind enough to take to the kitchen and develop a few PPB® recipes for you.  Unfortunately, her iPad crashed and took most of the recipes with it.  She was able to recreate this one with the PPB® she had left.  Thank you, Zoё, for all your help!

Not only did Zoё bake with the PPB®, but she also added it to her porridge and yogurt.  I like to add it to my chocolate protein shakes (but stay tuned for a new Hale Naturals product review).  What do you like adding your PPB® to?
Mixture before baking

PPB Chocolate Chip Shortbread

115g butter
55g caster sugar
170g flour
Teaspoon of vanilla (to taste)
Handful of chocolate chips (to taste)
3 heaped tablespoons of PPB®

1.  Heat oven to 190 degrees
2.  Beat butter and sugar together.
3.  Add in chocolate chips, vanilla and PPB®.
4.  Stir in the flour and bring mixture together.
5.  Turn onto a lightly floured work surface and cut into shapes (whatever you like, rounds or fingers etc).
6.  Put in the fridge to chill for 15 minutes.
7.  Bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until a pale golden brown.

The end result. Yum!

Hale Naturals were kind enough to give me and Zoe samples of their PPB® to try.  All opinions are honest and my own.  If you have a product you would like me to review, please get in touch


  1. More info please!! What's the texture like? Does it mix up well? Where can you get it? How much does it cost? Nice to have a summary of that info without having to click through :)

    1. Hi Vikki! Excellent questions :) The powder is very fine. I find you have to add a bit to get the peanut butter taste to come through. It mixes really well in protein shakes and cookie dough (in my experience). Right now it is only available online but Tesco and Holland & Barrett will soon be stockists. 180g (which doesn't sound like much but is the size of a jar of peanut butter) is £6.99.


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