Thursday, October 29, 2009

Peanut, Peanut Butter and Jelly

I have found another super easy treat. I adapted this one from the Celiac Chicks (http://celiacchicks.typepad.com/celiacchicks/2007/01/peanut_butter_l.html) via Elana's Pantry (www.elanaspantry.com). As a bonus it is gluten-free - but so cakey and yummo!



Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars:
2 C. (1 16oz. Jar) Natural Peanut Butter (the kind that has oil on the top, the only ingredient on the jar is peanuts! - I used crunchy, but it's totally up to you)
1 C. Honey or Agave (I used agave - it is much gentler on your system, no sudden spike in blood sugar followed by a crash! - you can even find it a Walmart these days!)
2 Eggs
1 t. Baking Soda
1/2 t. Salt
1/4 to 1/2 C. of your favorite jam or jelly (I used some blackberry that my granny gave me)

1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9 x 13 pan with foil.

2) Thoroughly combine the peanut butter, honey/agave, eggs, soda and salt.

3) Spread the batter evenly in the lined baking pan. Put small dollops of jelly randomly on top of the batter. Use a tooth pick to swirl the jelly and the batter to make a pretty pattern!

4) Bake for about 30 minutes, until golden brown.

Elana of Elana's pantry used almond butter instead of peanut butter (http://www.elanaspantry.com/almond-butter-blondies/)
I would love to try that, but I had 2 jars of peanut butter in the cupboard so I thought I better use those up first!

You can also omit the jelly and have these plain, or stir in some chocolate chips to make a peanut butter blondie. I bet other nuts and/or dried fruit would be good too.

One last point, you can make a smaller batch if you want. I only made half the recipe - I just divided all the ingredients in half and baked the batter in an 8 x 8 pan. Turned out fab (though Alfred thought they could've used a little more sweetner).



Come on, you know you want a bite!

3 comments:

  1. I got you a Christmas present today!!! The holiday season is here!!!!!!!

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  2. Also, I LOVE peanut butter! :)

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  3. OOOh! how exciting! I love peanut butter too and this recipe is so easy you can definetly make it!

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