When I was younger, my mother would make the most delicious chocolate chip cookies. It’s been years since she made them for me and now that I’ve grown up, I have a different taste in food. When looking for a recipe online to whip something up with what I had on hand, this is what came up.
I can’t believe how easy they were to put together! These bars are perfect when you don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen, but still need a treat after dinner or before your lunch break at work tomorrow – which is why they’re also called “breakfast bars.”
Perfect timing, because I just came across Pinch of Yum’s, 5 Minute Homemade Peanut Butter. I love the idea of producing your own peanut butter from scratch using no waste and healthy ingredients, .
It’s not too bad now, but it used to be challenging to find peanut butter with just peanuts in it. Now, I can go to any grocery store and find a variety of nut butters that have been made with minimal ingredients such as peanuts or almonds.
I like the idea of grinding my own and saving the environment from all those plastic jars. Maybe I don’t want my peanut butter sitting in plastic, maybe I want to use reusable glass jars instead.
I want to be able to control what goes into my food and knowing that I’m not going to be putting any harmful chemicals into my body.
The bulk barn has a section for filling your own jars. You can squirt out pre ground peanut butter or you can grind it right then and there. Problem solved, right?
Nope. I don’t know how long the peanuts or peanut butter have been sitting in there. Nuts and seeds apparently go rancid pretty quickly, that’s why it’s recommended to store them in the fridge or freezer.
I don’t want to be eating rancid peanuts or peanut butter. Even if you do store them in the fridge, there’s no guarantee that they haven’t been contaminated with some sort of bacteria while sitting out on a shelf for who knows how long.
Anyways, I digress. I’m gonna try to make my own peanut butter, then I’m gonna try to make each one of these super yummy recipes. And, then I’m gonna try to not eat them all in one evening and actually save some for the kids.
Fingers crossed, wish me luck, and wish my kids luck too. Once I complete this mission, at least the first two, I’ll be sure to come back and share some pics.
No-Bake Vegan Cookie Bough Bars
Three incredibly easy no-bake vegan cookie dough bars: Chocolate Chip, PB&J, or Nutella! They’re indulgent and delicious but secretly healthy.