Saturday, December 31, 2011

Peanutty Patch of Heaven Bars (Deja)

Deja sent this recipe this morning and it provided the perfect diversion for our King of Meltdowns when he needed to be removed from the neighborhood hubbub this afternoon. 

1/2 c butter
1/2 c brown sugar
1/2 c white sugar
1 egg
1/3 c peanut butter
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 C flour
1 C old fashioned oats
1 C chocolate chips (Optional??????)

Cream butter and sugars. Add egg and peanut butter. Mix well. Stir in dry ingredients. Press into greased 9x13 pan. Sprinkle chocolate chips (and nuts?) over top.

Bake 20 - 25 min until golden brown. Cool then serve.
These two like cleaning the bowl best!

*I used Rapadura for both sugars - worked fine....let them COOL - or the chocolate will burn the roof of your mouth and the bar will crumble.

Notes: Deja planned all sorts of healthy things with these (leaving out the chocolate must be an option in our family). My kids devoured these....and I will copy Deja and double or triple the batch and freeze some...great take out snacks.

I think I'll use craisins and take them to PWOC - the ladies probably wouldn't think chocolate is a suitable breakfast option. LOL

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Jodi said...

Those look really, really yummy. Wonder if it would work at all without the eggs, I might have to try and make a veganized version, the photo is tempting me!

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

I do know - they ARE a lot like cookies in a pan and not like a cake. I know you bake cookies without the egg. Worth a shot.

Lois said...

If the egg is needed to make it stick together, you could try 1 TB soy flour with 1 TB water. Unless you are avoiding soy!

Deja said...

Jodi-I have an egg/milk/peanut allergic child and made a pan of these using egg replacer and soynut butter. I'd imagine you could use the flaxmeal/water option to try and make them vegan as well. HTH

Jodi said...

Thanks everyone for all those additional ideas and substitutions. I read it wrong the first time and thought it said 4 eggs, I think the font of the 1's just threw me off I must have been reading fast. I know things with many eggs seem to be the hardest to substitute (ie angel food cake). Anyway look forward to trying these, hopefully next weekend and I like those substitution ideas.