I created this recipe for my best friend on her wedding day. She, and her now husband, love peanut butter. So much so that she has to hide the peanut butter from him so he doesn’t devour it before she can use it. I would definitely place these Peanut Butter Bars in the dessert category (although on that morning of her wedding this is pretty much the only thing she ate). They are perfectly sweet, chewy yet light, and taste like a peanut butter cookie disguised as a blondie. These bars were a huge hit with the wedding party and everyone there was able to enjoy them – they are gluten free, lactose free (I used ghee), soy free, and no refined sugar. These would definitely be kid friendly as well (assuming not nut allergies of course) as even my pickiest of friends enjoyed them immensely.
I melted about a half a chocolate bar in my toaster oven (because we don’t have a microwave and I wasn’t up to breaking out more dishes for a double boiler) and drizzled these bad boys with a very dark chocolate (80% cacao) which was the perfect complement to the peanut butter. I mean, peanut butter and chocolate is always a winning combination. I love to store these in the freezer – if you have any leftover these will keep for a good amount of time frozen so you can bake these and bust these out whenever a craving hits.
gluten free, lactose free, refined sugar free
Peanut Butter Bars
These Peanut Butter Bars are perhaps the ultimate dessert. They are just sweet enough, chewy yet light, and taste like a peanut butter cookie disguised as a blondie. Drizzle with melted dark chocolate for that extra whoa factor. Peanut butter and chocolate...what's not to love.
gluten free, lactose free, no refined sugar, soy free
- 1/4 cup ghee (or room temp butter)
- 3/4 cup peanut butter natural
- 1 cup coconut sugar
- 3 eggs pasture raised if possible
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 1/3 cup oat flour
Preheat oven to 350 degree and oil an 8x8 baking pan.
In a stand mixer cream together the peanut butter, ghee, and sugar until light and fluffy.
On low, beat in the eggs one at a time.
Once all eggs are added, mix in the vanilla until well incorporated
Add in the salt. Then slowly mix in the oatmeal flour until just well combined being sure not to overmix.
Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes until edges are lightly browned and center is fully set. You can check for doneness by piercing the center with a toothpick ensuring it comes out clean.
Remove from oven and let cool in the pan on the wire rack for about 15-20 minutes.
Once cooled, slice and enjoy those bad boys!
For a drizzle, melt some dark chocolate in the microwave or double boiler and drizzle over the top!
These bars would be perfect with some berries or a warm beverage. Or just as they are, because they are THAT good.
If you make these bars I'd love to see your creation! Please either post a comment or picture on this page or if you're posting on Instagram please tag @freshlydafna and use #freshlydafna.