Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Peanut Butter Bars

Free of: Gluten, Corn, Soy, Dairy, Egg

I based my recipe off a recipe that I found in the Taste of Home Magazine.  The recipe was sent in by Charlotte Ennis.

3 Tablespoons of Spectrum Shortening
1/3 cup of peanut butter
1/2 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of packed brown sugar
2 Tablespoon flax meal + 6 Tablespoon of hot water (let sit for 10 minutes before using)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup of my bakers flour blend
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp guar gum or xanthun gum*(possible corn)
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup Enjoy Life Foods Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

Combine the flour blend, baking powder, guar gum or xanthun gum, and salt.  Set aside.

In a large bowl, cream the shortening, peanut butter, sugar, and brown sugar.  Do this until well mixed.  Add the flax mixture and vanilla.  Beat until combined.  Gradually add the flour mixture until combined.  Stir in the chocolate chips.  The mixture will be very thick.  Spread into a 8x8x2 inch pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.   Cool completely before cutting.  Makes about 16 bars.

* I haven't tried this substitution yet, but if you are allergic to peanut butter, I wonder if you could substitute sunflower butter.

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