April 17, 2013

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Bars

1 1/2 cup almond flour (I make my own flour by placing sliced almonds in my magic bullet and processing  until fine. You can also use a blender)
2 eggs
1/2 cup raw honey - I like to use 1/4 cup honey & 1/4 cup coconut sugar
1/2 cup applesauce  with no sugar added
1 cup natural peanut butter - with no sugar or additives added
2 tsp baking powder - Rumford non aluminum
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla - McCormick brand
1 Tb olive or organic coconut oil
1 1/4 cup Ghirardelli dark chocolate chips or Enjoy Life certified gluten free, soy free, dairy free, nut free, mini chocolate chips


Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 by 13 cake pan
Combine eggs, honey (or sugar), applesauce, oil, and vanilla in your mixer bowl or a large mixing bowl if mixing by hand. Mix until smooth then stir in peanut butter and mix to incorporate. With mixer on low, add the remaining ingredients except chocolate chips. Slowly add 1 cup chocolate chips. Pour into prepared pan and bake 17 to 20 minutes.Pull pan out of oven and sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup chocolate chips. Place back in oven for just a minute or so to soften the chips. Take out of oven and using a knife or rubber spatula spread the melted chips over the bars. Let cool and cut into 2 inch squares. Makes approximately 20 bars.

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