SRC: Peanut Buddy Bars

It’s time for the Secret Recipe Club again. This month I was assigned A Spoonful of Thyme – a lovely blog with a variety of recipes. Of course, I’m a sucker for all things peanut butter and chocolate. So, this one was a given.

Peanut Buddy Bars.

Peanut butter bar, slathered in chocolate. Oh my.

Peanut butter bar, slathered in chocolate. Oh my.

Oh yes, I said it.

And, we loved them.

I only made minor tweaks, so these aren’t vegan. I was trying to be true to the original recipe. So, I swapped out the flours and used a slightly smaller amount of palm sugar. But, otherwise, I stuck pretty close to the original. And, they were yummy.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Goodness

Chocolate Peanut Butter Goodness

Peanut Buddy Bars

6 T (72 g) organic palm shortening
1 cup (256 g) natural peanut butter
1 cup palm sugar
3 eggs
1 t. vanilla
1/2 cup (60 g) peanut flour (honestly I’m pretty sure you could leave this out)
1/4 cup (28 g) arrowroot starch
1 cup (120 g) almond meal
1 t. psyllium powder
1/4 t. salt
1 t. baking soda
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips (divided)

Preheat the oven to 350°. In a large mixing bowl, cream the palm sugar until fluffy. Add the peanut butter and beat well. Add the sugar and beat until creamy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating between each one. Add everything but the chocolate chips and mix well. Stir in 1/2 cup chocolate chips.

Bake for 25 minutes, until edges are golden. Remove from oven and sprinkle with 1 cup chocolate chips. Allow to stand for 5 minutes. Spread the melted chocolate evenly across top of bars. Allow to cool completely.

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9 Responses to SRC: Peanut Buddy Bars

  1. Kate says:

    I am happy that you like the Peanut Buddy Bars. Eating just one is awfully difficult!

  2. Danielle says:

    I think you did a great job! My husband would devour these in 2.5 seconds! I appreciate the almost-vegan ingredients and also the healthier ingredient list (:

  3. Ohh, I could totally veganize these! YUM!

    • Deanna says:

      Yah, veganizing is on my list of things to do to these. :)

      I also did an almond butter, no refined sugar (but not vegan) version this weekend. It was yummo. I think I’m going to try to veganize first and then post, though.

  4. Thanks for stopping by to comment on my blog. Anything “peanut butter” is a go on my list!

  5. heidi says:

    Nothing with chocolate and peanut butter can go wrong – and this certainly looks perfect!

  6. eliotthecat says:

    Two of the best flavor combinations in the world.

  7. Pingback: Weekly Gluten-Free Roundup – April 29, 2012 « Celiac Kitchen Witch

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