I love love love love peanut butter. So, these were just perfect.
With this weather I’ve been craving some sweet stuff, but as you all know I’m not a sweet tooth so I needed something that was not a traditionally sugary dessert. And I love nuts so this was right up alley.
I made these Vegan because I am really trying to get into the chia seeds that are just a mega Super food and it makes my guilty foods a little less guilty with some healthy benefits. And they really are awesome to use as an egg re-placer. I haven’t noticed that they take any flavor away and actually really taste delicious. It keeps my desserts very moist and hey they really hit the spot. So, far the chia seed experimentation is really working out!
I also used the crunchy peanut butter because I love all things crunchy, all things seriously! I like the feeling of something crunchy in my mouth it makes eating a pleasure. But you use whatever you like, if you want smooth; use that.
Store in the fridge in a tight container. They also taste great cold.
I hope that you enjoy these as much as we did!
2 cups Peanut Butter (crunchy or smooth)
3/4 cup Honey
2 tbsp. ground Chia or Flax + 6 tbsp. Water (make 10min ahead)*
1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
2 tbsp. Cocoa Powder (organic, unsweetened)**
1/2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
1/4 cup Dark Chocolate, chopped***
Preheat oven @ 325.
Prepare a 9×13 pan (I use parchment paper, or you can butter & flour)
In a mixing bowl add the peanut butter, honey mix well. Then add the chia/flax mix, and then incorporate baking soda, cocoa powder and vanilla. Mix all ingredients well.
Pour in pan and sprinkle chopped chocolate on top or mix it in the batter. You see!
Bake for 25 minutes or until edges are browned.
Cool completely and try not to eat all of them in one sitting.
* you can use 2 eggs if you don’t find ground chia or flax seeds
**you can leave out the choco powder and make blondies
*** you can add the choco chips or not I made both versions