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.
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.
Peanut Buddy Bars
6 T (72 g) organic palm shortening
1 cup (256 g) natural peanut butter
1 cup palm sugar
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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