Peanut Butter Love
You know that amazingly easy flourless peanut butter cookie recipe that's been floating around the internet since last summer?* Well, I've adapted it to make it easier and better! I substitute honey for sugar and they come out beautiful every time. Also, I spread them into a rectangular bar pan to make cookie bars, which eliminates the time it takes to make individual cookies (which helps with my delayed gratification issue). I even eat these for breakfast without feeling too naughty.
Kelly's Adapted Peanut Butter Bars Recipe
1 16oz. jar natural peanut butter (the kind with peanuts listed as the only ingredient)
2 tsp. baking soda
1 cup honey
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl and mix with an electric hand mixer until blended. I bake mine on an ungreased Pampered Chef stone bar pan for around 15-20 minutes. They should be a beautiful golden brown color when done. I like them plain, but to dress them up for a special gathering, I spread chocolate and peanut butter chips on the top before baking. One time I swirled jam onto the top before baking, but plain is still my favorite.
Whip these babies up in no time and enjoy!
*I tried to find the owner of the original recipe to give proper credit. The SillyYaks Yahoo Group archives reference Family Circle 8/5/03, p. 148 which referenced Louie's Simple and Easy Cooking, by Louisiana Special Education
Center, Alexandra, LA.