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
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.