Holy Peanut YUM

2 05 2011

You won’t believe this recipe.. BRILLIANT !

If you miss brownies, this recipe is for you. I got this recipe from a wonder woman of no-sugar baking, Carolyn at “All Day I Dream About Food”

Her recipes make this post WLS baker very happy and she convinced me it could be done after my surgery. I love to bake, and having her forging the way has made all the difference on my confidence to bake without sugar and low carb/gluten free. I am a RNYer and my husband, a diabetic, appreciates the occasion Sunday night dessert from her website.

Next to the bundt cakes (which i will also make.. so exciting) these peanut butter brownies are top notch. Cakey, with sweetness, bacon, and a hint of chocolate on top. Ken loved loved loved these. My changes are in black bold.


Peanut Butter and Bacon Bars

Bars:
1 1/3 cups peanut flour
1/4 cup erythritol (i used xylitol)
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp xanthan gum
8 pieces cooked, crumbled bacon
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup coconut oil or butter
4 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 tsp vanilla
20 drops stevia extract
1/4 cup almond milk

Chocolate Glaze:
5 tbsp butter
1/4 cup powdered erythritol (I didnt use this as i used sugar free but sweetened chocolate)
2 oz unsweetened chocolate, chopped fine
1/4 cup cocoa powder

For the bars, preheat the oven to 325F and grease an 8×8 pan.

In a large bowl, whisk together the peanut flour, erythritol, baking powder, and xanthan gum. Stir bacon.

In a small saucepan or a microwave safe bowl, melt peanut butter and coconut oil or butter together.

Add oil mixture, eggs, vanilla and stevia to peanut flour mixture and stir well to combine. Add almond milk and stir thoroughly.

Pour batter into prepared pan, smoothing the top. Bake 18 to 24 minutes, or until top is set and edges are light golden. Cool in pan.

they don’t look like much, but just wait !!

For the glaze, melt butter and erythritol together in a small saucepan, stirring until erythritol dissolves. Add chocolate and cocoa and stir until smooth. Spread over top of cooled bars and refrigerate until set, about 1 hour.

Nuts on this are pretty darn good given how they taste. Watch that these are a bit higher in fat, so use them as a special treat.

Per Serving:
Calories 142
Carb 5 g
Fat 10 g
Protein 8 g

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