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P.B. Cookie Bars

Serves: 8

Happy Friday! I hope you’ve had a great week! I know many of you have a long weekend beginning today! I hope you have something fun planned….or at least very relaxing! I actually decided to escape for the weekend and drove to Cape Cod yesterday! Even though the weather isn’t supposed to be the greatest, it will be nice to visit with my grandmother and relax for a bit! She already has a list of restaurants she wants to go to and I had only one request…That we go to Smuggler’s ice cream shop for my all time favorite ice cream; French Vanilla Raspberry Truffle. Yes, I plan on eating it every dayย  several times with a huge dollop of real whipped cream! ๐Ÿ˜‰

But before we head into the weekend, I have one delicious recipe to share with you! These bars are dairy free, oil free, gluten free, sugar free, vegan, no sodium, protein packed, wonders!!! They could technically even be “no bake” if you wanted to make them that way! I hope you enjoy them AND your long weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Fit Ingredients

Bottom Layer

  • 3/4 c (90g) oat flour
  • 2 tbs (14g) coconut flour
  • 1/3 c baking stevia (adjust to desired sweetness)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 small bananas, mashed (~160g)
  • 1/3 c + 2 tbs coconut milk (or milk of choice)
  • 1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp butter extract, optional

Top Layer

  • 1/2 c (60g) peanut flour
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • sweetener, optional
  • 6-8 tbs water (or milk)
  • 2 tbs (14g) cacao nibs (or chocolate chips)

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  • 5×7 in baking pan
  • non stick spray

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Directions

1. Pre heat your oven to 350 degrees.

2. Spray your pan with non stick spray.

3. In a bowl whisk your dry ingredients: oat flour, coconut flour, stevia and baking powder.

4. In a second bowl, mix your mashed banana, coconut milk, vanilla and butter extract. Mix well.

5. Combine your wet and dry ingredients.

6. Spread your batter into the pan and bake for ~12-15 minutes or until just set.

7. While the base is cooling, mix together your peanut flour, vanilla extract, sweetener (if using) and enough water to form a spreadable paste (should have peanut butter like consistency).

8. When the base is cool, spread the peanut butter over the top.

9. Sprinkle the top with cacao nibs.

10. Cover and refrigerate for 6-8 hours.

11. Cut into 8 bars!

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These bars taste just like a PB cookie!!! Hence the name! ๐Ÿ˜‰ They are melt in your mouth gooey goodness that is pure heaven!!! It is like eating a cookie right out of the oven!! You know with PB and chocolate in here these bars didn’t last more than 48 hours in my house! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Nutrition: (for 1 out of 8 bars with cacao nibs)

Calories: 109.0, Protein: 6.7g, Carbs: 15.7g, Fat: 3.2g (1g Saturated), Sodium: 5mg, Fiber: 4g (Net Carbs: 11.7g)

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ย *Do you have a long weekend?

*Do you have any plans for the weekend?

*What is your favorite flavor ice cream?

27 Comments
  • mallory
    one word - OMG!!!! i cannot wait to make these!!!
    May 24, 2013
  • Ok seriously.....I have to make these. You amaze me every day!
    May 24, 2013
  • Mmmm... these look so amazing!!! Have a great long weekend! Us Canadians had our long weekend last weekend and it was beautiful... we were very lucky!!!
    May 24, 2013
  • Jessica @eatclean_getfitwifey
    ahhhhhhhh-mazing!!! can't wait to try these... gotta get my hands on peanut flour!! This weekend we are heading to ocean city, maryland for our 1st wedding anniversary (5/27) :) I can't believe it's been a year!! Looking forward to fully enjoying myself, eating, drinking, dancing...it's been awhile!!
    May 24, 2013
  • My boyfriend and I LOVE PB so I'm totally making these this weekend!
    May 24, 2013
  • You are seriously my favorite dessert person ever. I love that you make healthy desserts with ingredients I keep on hand (except that silly butter extract that I can't seem to find anywhere!). This looks awesome!!
    May 24, 2013
  • Wow, these look SO good! Thanks for sharing the recipe! Peanut butter is basically my favorite thing in the world ;)
    May 24, 2013
  • HOLY YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Of course I don't have everything in the house!!! :( They look amazing!!!! HAVE FUN in Cape Cod!!! What fun & ice cream too - ENJOY! Tell me id you see Carly Simon! :) LOVE HER!!! Nothing exciting here.. visit with hubby's bro/wife & their dad.. otherwise I am boring! :)
    May 24, 2013
  • Yum these look great! Peanut flour is my new obsession so this is another recipe to add to my to try list :)
    May 25, 2013
  • Jody McDowell
    Where does one buy Peanut flour? Would PB2 work as well?
    May 25, 2013
  • LittleFitLizzie
    Oh my goodness Sarah I made these last night and had one for a snack this morning....AMAZING!!! I ended up adding some natural PB to the peanut butter layer and a scoop of vanilla protein powder to the base. They are sooooooooo goood. Thank you for the amazing recipe. I've been following your blog for a long time now and have never been dissappointed with a single recipe. Keep up the awesome work!!!
    May 26, 2013
  • These look gorgeous! Your food is always SO pretty!
    May 26, 2013
  • I made these around noon today and just couldn't wait any longer to try them.....THEY ARE AMAZING!! Omg I love the combo of banana and PB taste!! I followed your recipe exactly except I didn't have quite 160g mashed banana so I added applesauce to make up for it. So good!! They will be great quick snacks before I workout! Thank you so much!
    July 16, 2013

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