Everybody hold onto your hats… I’M GIVING YOU TWO DESSERTS IN A ROW!!!
What is this world coming to???
If you take a look at my Recipe Index, you can clearly see that I’m due to give you either a salad or a soup next. Those poor slots have only one lonely post each… oh, the woes of a baby blog! But sometimes dessert just happens to happen at my house- and that’s never a bad thing.
My friend Emilie described this recipe to me while we sprinted around the block during bootcamp one morning, and in my acute oxygen deprivation, I didn’t note the details. But it sounded fabulous- and healthy! When I began to make it, I couldn’t recall the exact ingredients (honey, no honey?), nor the proportions (a whole jar of peanut butter??) Yet I forged ahead anyway, knowing that she would rescue me from any peanut butter square emergency. I think I might have made the recipe a bit differently than Emilie does, but the end result was the same: rich, perfectly salty/sweet, glazed with dark chocolate… and dangerously delicious.
Made with only 4 main ingredients (natural peanut butter, coconut, oats, and honey,) these no-bake squares are high in healthy fats and fiber, with no refined sugar. You don’t have to drizzle it with dark chocolate… but why wouldn’t you?
I recommend that you cut these little guys small. They are cuter that way, and also, you can try to make them last longer- I promise you will want to eat them in the double-digit numbers.
Here in Philippines we need to keep them in the freezer, but if you live in a cool climate, they will probably be fine on your counter…
…for all 45 minutes they last.