guiltless peanut butter bars

On Christmas Eve and Day, I enjoyed the aforementioned fun treats and a few others:

-yellow squash casserole,
-Cajun baked potato casserole,
-my Mom's sweet potato-brown sugar-pecan concoction,
-a sip of sangria,
-spirited eggnog sprinkled with nutmeg,
-and Aunt Pat's carrot cake.

But I also made this yummy yeast-free recipe to balance things out:

Guiltless Peanut Butter Bars

1 1/4 cups whole oats
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup coconut oil
1 1/4 cup Sweet-n-Natural
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon butter extract
16 oz. jar of natural peanut butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, mix oats, salt, and baking soda and set aside. In a large bowl, cream the peanut butter, coconut oil, and Sweet-n-Natural. Beat in the eggs, vanilla, and butter extract. Stir in the oat mixture. Spread into a thin baking pan. Bake for 15-17 minutes. Once the pan has cooled, cut into squares and serve.

* Now I'm back to yeast-free dieting for a bit, so this snack washed down with unsweetened chocolate almond milk + vanilla stevia is helping a great deal. And the chili cooking on the stove, thanks to Johnny. Yum.


alissa wilkinson said...

Mmm! Yum! Merry Christmas!

Christine said...

Thanks for the recipe! What's "butter extract"? Did you mean to say butter or is that something else?

jenni said...

The recipe called for butter extract, or imitation butter flavoring. However, I totally prefer real butter so I'll be adding that next time. :)

Frederick said...

Hello Jenni! "guiltless peanut butter bars?" The operative word here is "guiltless." ;-)

I checked out the ingredients and I agree that they're healthy. Of course, coconut oil, your choice of oil, has a lot to do with it. :-)

Thanks a lot! I love peanut butter!

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