It’s true, I have been neglecting my blog. There are no legitimate excuses for it other than work, work, and more work. At one time I posted almost daily. When I did that my stats shot through the moon. And now, they are back to just a mere pittance.
It is true that quality far outweighs quantity where most things are concerned. But I’m afraid that’s not true where blogging is concerned. At least that’s what I’ve noticed from my own personal blogging experiences.
So how does one go about bringing their stats up when they own a baking blog and they are short on time? Not to mention that they don’t really want to bake because they don’t need delicious high calorie things in the house tempting them.
In this instance I decided not to bake at all and decided to stay on the healthier side of the track by making some no-cook peanut butter raw bars.
Lot’s of healthy ingredients are packed into these bars. The sugar is limited, as is the butter. And the best thing? There is absolutely no flour in these babies.
I have never made no-cook, raw, granola type bars before. So yes, this is a first. I researched a bit before I started throwing the ingredients around. My only regret is that I didn’t, but wish I had, added some toasted coconut to this recipe.
These bars are great for breakfast or snacking. One warning, they are a bit tender due to limiting the use of butter and honey which helps bind them together. Flavor wise – yum! I enjoy eating mine with yogurt, a piece of fruit, and of course a great cup of coffee.
Peanut Butter Raw Bars
|Prep time||15 minutes|
|Meal type||Breakfast, Snack|
- 2 cups Quick cooking oats
- 3/4 cups Peanut Butter
- 1/4 cup Chopped Dry Roasted Peanuts
- 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
- 2 tablespoons Butter
- 1 tablespoon Vanilla Extract
- 2 tablespoons Honey
- 1/4 cup Chopped Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
- 1 dash salt
|Measure oats and chopped peanuts into a large mixing bowl.|
|In a separate bowl, add honey, brown sugar, butter, and peanut butter. Microwave for about 1 minute.|
|Add microwaved mixture, plus vanilla, a dash of salt, and chocolate chips to the oats and nuts. Mix completely until all oats are coated.|
|Pour into a parchment paper lined 8x8 baking dish. Pat down and refrigerate for 1 hour. Remove and cut into bars. Wrap individually or keep in airtight container.|