Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge Bars

Hey there! I meant to post a killer fudge recipe closer to Halloween, but I just didn’t have the time. So today I whipped up these Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge Bars and DANG THEY’RE GOOD! They almost taste like a peanut butter cup, but with no refined sugar and only 7 ingredients! I’m practising some self-control right now by not gobbling up the whole pan. Did I add that they’re no bake and require almost zero effort? If you’re not convinced of the amazingness of this recipe by now, I don’t know what’s going on inside that head of yours. Grab your peanut butter and let’s rock!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge Bars

Serves: Makes About 20 Small Bars

Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tbs maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup + 3 tbs coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup almond meal (ground almonds)
  • 1/2 cup blanched and slivered almonds
  • 1 tbs cocoa powder

Directions:

  1. In a pot, combine the peanut butter, vanilla, 1/4 cup maple syrup, and 1/4 cup coconut oil. Place over medium heat until the mixture is melted and smooth, but don’t allow it to simmer. Remove from the heat.
  2. Add the almond meal and blanched almonds into the pot and stir until combined. Spread the mixture evenly onto a parchment-lined 8×8 baking pan and place in the freezer.
  3. In another pot, stir together the 1 tbs maple syrup, 3 tbs coconut oil and 1 tbs cocoa powder over low heat until melted and smooth. Allow to cool for a few minutes before removing the peanut butter mixture from the freezer and spooning the chocolate over it, covering the top completely. At this point, your fudge bars might look like a soupy mess, but this is normal!
  4. Place the pan into the freezer for 25 minutes to let the bars set. Take them out of the freezer and cut them into small squares. Store in an airtight container in the fridge and enjoy!

These definitely would’ve been good on Halloween, but with the holidays coming up, you’ll still have plenty of time to enjoy these amazing bars! Have a great weekend;))

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;))

3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Bars

Hi there! Today’s recipe is for 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Bars. They’re a simple, healthy and delicious snack that are great for after school. Easy recipes like these are really handy, because with school and sports I’m super busy and usually in a rush to grab a good snack. Hope you enjoy!

3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Bars

Serves: Makes 6-9 Bars

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • 2 cups oats

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, mash the bananas. Mix in the peanut butter and oats.
  3. Put the mixture into an 8×8 baking pan and spread it out evenly. Bake for about 25 minutes.
  4. Put the bars into a sealed container in the fridge and let cool before eating.
  5. Enjoy!

Hope you’re having a great week so far, and I’ll see you on Friday!

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;))

PB and J Stuffed Pancakes

Hello! For me, pancakes are the ultimate breakfast treat, and these ones are soooooo good! They’re super light and fluffy, but the real amazingness comes from the filling of peanut butter and jam. When you cut into the pancakes you can see the PB and J oozing out, and…… need I say more?

I made my own strawberry jam to fill these pancakes, as store bought jams often have a lot of added sugar. But if you have another kind of berry on hand, you can substitute them for the strawberries if you’d like. The pancakes themselves are really easy to make and fill, even though they look kind of fancy. Enjoy!

PB and J Stuffed Pancakes

Serves: 1-2 (makes 5-6 pancakes)

Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

For the Jam:

  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, diced (or substitute blueberries or raspberries)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Splash of vanilla

For the Pancakes:

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 cup oats (I used rolled)
  • 1 cup almond milk, or milk of your choice
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 tsp natural peanut butter
  • 3 tsp Jam

Directions:

  1. To make the Jam, put the diced strawberries, water and vanilla into a small pot. If you’re using blueberries or raspberries, mash them a little bit. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook until the Jam has thickened up, about 6-8 minutes, stirring often so that it doesn’t burn or stick to the pot.
  2. To make the pancake batter, blend together the banana, oats, almond milk, vanilla and cinnamon in a blender until smooth.
  3. Heat a nonstick pan over medium heat. Spoon a heaping tablespoon of batter into the pan. Quickly place a half teaspoon each of peanut butter and jam into the centre of the pancake. Cover the PB and J with about a teaspoon of batter, and flip the pancake. It should be golden brown on the side that was touching the pan. Cook the second side for about two minutes, or until it is also golden brown.
  4. Continue to do this with the rest of the batter. I cooked my pancakes one at a time, so that I could focus on filling each one well.
  5. Serve warm with more peanut butter and jam and enjoy!

This is totally one of my favourite recipes so far, I just love peanut butter and jam so much. Thanks for checking out my post and I’ll see you later!

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;))))

Asian Kale and Quinoa Salad with Peanut Dressing

Hi! The recipe that I have for you guys today is a delicious Asian Kale and Quinoa Salad with Peanut Dressing. About a year ago, I tried making a salad with spinach, chicken, and a so called “peanut dressing” that I’m pretty sure was just peanut butter and soy sauce mixed together. Then last month I wanted to improve upon that Salad, and so I created a dressing that is about 1000 times better than my original attempt, and it doesn’t even have any soy sauce in it because we didn’t have any! I call it a dressing, but really it’s a super versatile sauce. This could go in stir-frys, on roasted veggie bowls, and would be killer in wraps. But for me, it really shines in this Salad full of kale, quinoa, cucumbers, carrots, chickpeas and cabbage. Hope you enjoy!

Asian Kale and Quinoa Salad with Peanut Dressing

Serves: 3 as a main, 6 as a side

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

For the Salad:

  • 3 cups kale, chopped and with the stems removed
  • 3 cups purple cabbage, chopped
  • 1 grated carrot
  • 1/2 a cucumber, diced
  • 1/2 cup roasted chickpeas (optional)
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa

For the Peanut Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup natural peanut butter (salted or unsalted)
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp Chile flakes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup water

Directions:

  1. Whisk together the dressing ingredients in a small bowl. If it’s still too thick, add more water until you reach the consistency of ranch dressing.
  2. In a larger bowl, toss together the Salad ingredients. Add in the dressing and mix until everything is coated.
  3. Enjoy!

Now that I think about it, adding some peanuts on top of this salad would definitely take it to the next level, as well as add some crunch. I’ll have to try that next time! So you Friday;)

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;))))

Peanut Butter and Jam Tarts

Hi peoples! I’ve had a great weekend so far; I ate a fantastic avocado egg salad sandwich, did some bullet journaling, baked and decorated sugar cookies, painted eggs with my family, and today I made healthy and delicious Peanut Butter and Jam Tarts.

I was looking around Pinterest and Instagram for some Easter treat ideas, but pretty much all of the ones I found called for either coconut oil, dates, cocoa butter or maple syrup, all of which I don’t have at the moment. So I decided to get creative and come up with my own version of a healthy dessert: Peanut Butter and Jam Tarts.

These tarts are ridiculously easy to make and call for super simple ingredients. The shells are made up of the same formula as my Chocolate PB Banana Energy Balls; just bananas, oats, oat flour and a dash of vanilla. A berry filling is then poured over top of a teaspoon of peanut butter at the bottom of the shells, and voila, you have some beautiful tarts! They’re perfect as a snack, dessert, or quick breakfast. I hope you like them as as much as I do!

Peanut Butter and Jam Tarts

Makes: About 6 tarts

Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

For the tart shells:

  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 cup oat flour (ground up oats)
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • any kind of oil, for greasing the muffin tin

For the filling:

  • 2 cups frozen berries
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp plus 6 tsp peanut butter
  • 2 tsp oat flour

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Grease 6 holes in a normal sized muffin tin with the oil. I used olive, but coconut or avocado would work too.
  3. Mix together the oats, oat flour, mashed bananas and vanilla in a bowl. Then use a tablespoon to scoop the mixture into six muffin holes. Use your fingers to spread it around and create a cup shape. Make sure that the mixture is evenly distributed and not too thick or thin in some parts.
  4. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until golden brown. Remove them from the muffin tin using a butter knife to pry them out and let cool.
  5. Stir together the frozen berries, vanilla, water, oat flour and 1 tbsp peanut butter in a small pot. Place over high heat, bring to a boil, and then let simmer for 5-10 minutes, until thickened. Make sure to stir the berries every once in a while so that they don’t burn. Place in the refrigerator to cool and set up a bit more.
  6. Spoon a teaspoon of peanut putter into the bottom of each tart. Then fill the rest of every tart with the berry filling.
  7. Enjoy!

Thanks for checking out my recipe! Have a great weekend and a Happy Easter!

Yours truly,

MyDayIsBooked:))))