Chocolate Peanut Butter & Jelly bars
Updated: Feb 5, 2019
I ate 3 of these within less than 24 hours. They are that good. No joke, if you don't make anything from my blog that I created (( WHICH I hope is not the case! )) You MUST make these. You will not regret it!
What I love about these is they are refined sugar free, gluten free and you would never know. They also use Mediterranean Strawberry jelly. I love their organic preserves. They have NO high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup or very processed sugar.
Fructose corn syrup can: convert to fat very easily, increase the risk for obesity & weight gain, excessive fructose intake can lead to diabetes and increase the risk for more serious diseases
^^ Long story short, look into your leading brand of jelly. We typically do not use jelly a lot in our house hold for the reasons above, however when we do, it is Mediterranean Organic Preserves!
2 cups almond flour
4 tbsp coconut flour
2 scoops Orgain chocolate protein powder
1/4 cup coconut sugar
1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp Pink Himalayan salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 cup honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 tbsp coconut oil melted
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup Mediterranean Strawberry jelly
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Makes 12 large bars OR 16 smaller
1: Place all your dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl and whisk thoroughly
2: Mix all of the wet ingredients together thoroughly ( except jelly & peanut butter)
3: Add the wet into the dry and mix well-- do not over mix, Almond Flour releases more oil as it is stirred more
4: Grease a 11 X 7 baking dish-- I use a plastic bag or paper towel and rub coconut oil on it and then grease the pan, it comes out PERFECTLY :)
5: Now split your batter in half. You will put the first half on the bottom of the pan. I would take part of the batter and kind of pre-flatten it in my hand and then piece it all together at the bottom. It just worked the best for me that way :)
6. Cook in the oven for 10 minutes, then let cool for another 10 minutes
7: Next take a spatula and the 1 cup of jelly and spread it evenly on top of the first layer of batter
8: Then put the second half of the batter on top of the jelly layer. It does work flattening parts of the batter in your hands first at this point to lay on top, since the jelly is what you are laying it on top of
9: Once it has evenly spread on the top ( some jelly maybe peaking through and that is more than okay!) Take a small spoon to the half cup of peanut butter and start spreading it on top of the last layer of batter. Then take a toothpick and swirl the peanut butter in circles, it will end up looking like the picture below
9: Then place in the oven at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Then take it out and let it sit for 15 minutes before digging in... which is hard... I also ate yet ANOTHER one while writing this... seriously can't stop!
ENJOY! Please #honestgrubhonestfoodie when you try this and tag @honestfoodie_blog cannot wait for you to try!