I love peanut butter. There, I said it. I love peanut butter with an unbridled, unabashed love. The kind most people reserve for chocolate. (Don’t get me wrong, I love chocolate too.) When I get a peanut butter cup, I like to eat away the chocolate first so I can concentrate on the purity of the peanut butter core. I. Love. Peanut butter.
This recipe is healthy enough for breakfast, decadent enough for dessert, and addictive enough to eat at every moment in between. Enjoy.
Thanks to Well Plated for the inspiration.
Flourless Peanut Butter Bars
1 cup natural creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/3 cup unsweetened coconut
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray an 8×8 baking pan with cooking spray
Mix all the ingredients together, except the chocolate chips and coconut, until they change consistency and start to form together into a sticky ball – about 30 seconds or so
Add the coconut and chocolate chips and mix in
Don’t eat all the dough (it will be hard)
Press whatever is left into the prepared pan. PRESS.
Bake for 22 minutes
Immediately upon taking the bars out of the oven, press down again with a spatula to flatten
Let cool, cut into 16 squares, enjoy.