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Wednesday Recipe: Healthy Peanut Butter Honey Bars

Wednesday Recipe: Healthy Peanut Butter Honey Bars

Guess what?!?!?  I could actually smell and taste my Good Earth tea this morning!  Maybe not super exciting to you, but after a couple of days lacking my olfactory senses I was ecstatic!  And to celebrate we’re sharing a yummy protein-packed, fiber-filled dessert recipe!

The pureed pinto beans, peanut butter, whole wheat flour, and oatmeal  add TONS of protein and lots of fiber too.  That makes these bars not only delicious, but  filling too!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cooked (not salted) pinto beans  (try the crockpot method!)
  • 1/4 cup of the bean liquid
  • 1 stick (1/2c) butter melted
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease 9″ x 13″ pan.  Puree beans and their liquid in a blender until smooth.  Pour into a big mixing bowl and stir in the melted butter, honey, peanut butter and eggs.  Whisk together until the mixture is smooth.  With a wooden spoon stir in flour and oats just until moistened.  Gently stir in chocolate chips.  Pour into pan and bake for 25-30 min. or until set. 

Batter

 I cut into 28 bars which was a nice size serving for us. 

 

BARS!

 

The bars were small, but each one has about 3 g fiber and over 5 g protein!  With mostly natural ingredients (all except the chocolate chips) this is a snack or dessert I feel good feeding to my family.  I hope you will too!

 

Delish!

How do you sneak nutrition into your desserts?

Yup...the recipe was a hit for this guy!