Thursday, May 24, 2012

Clean Peanut Butter Bites and a Thank You

Before I give you the recipe to these unbelievable peanut butter bites, I have to say thank you. All of your kind words, thoughts, and prayers for my family and I mean so, so much to me and I am so thankful for each and every one of you. One quality I will always remember in my Nana was her strength and ability to push forward no matter what the circumstance. Although the wound is still fresh and there are moments I just can't wrap my head around the fact that she's gone, I know she would want me to be strong and move forward, so I will do just that.

If you follow me on Pinterest (Hint: you should) you know I have a board titled "Recipes to Clean up" that is filled with scrumptious looking food that is unfortunately not going to help any of us get bikini ready. I took a total stab in the dark with this recipe and to my surprise it turned out great. This recipe was inspired by these peanut butter cake bites, but as you'll notice I changed pretty much every ingredient to make them clean!

Ingredients:
- 2/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 2/3 cup all natural chunky peanut butter (Ingredients should be only peanuts and maybe salt)
- 1/4 cup Truvia (or less depending on how sweet you like things)
- 4 egg whites
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup to 1/3 cup unsweetened carob chips (you can adjust this depending on your preference)
- Splash of unsweetened Almond milk (I'm dumb and didn't write down how much I used! I would just add enough to give the mixture a dough-like consistency, and next time I make these I will edit this post and add the actual amount... sorry!)




  Directions:
1. Mix all ingredients except carob chips in a large mixing bowl.
2. Once all ingredients are mixed, slowly stir in chips.
3. Place in prepared baking dish (I used 9 x 13) and bake for 30-35 minutes at 350. These are actually best a little under cooked, and cooled in the fridge for about 30 minutes.

Nutrition: 
Recipe makes 16 servings
Calories: 139
Carbs: 15g
Fat: 7g
Protein: 5g

18 comments:

  1. Those look amazing! I'm making them tonight for my fiance and I he will love them! Obsession and confession anything peanut butter we looooove!

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  2. These look fabulous!! Do you know the serving size or the macros? Or a way I can figure them out? THANK YOU SO MUCH for all your recipes, your a doll!!

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    1. I will do the calculations and update tonight.

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  3. Where do you get the carbo chips?

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  4. Brittany,

    I know how much our Nana's mean to our lives so my thoughts are with you.

    These bars look fabulous and thank you for posting serving/nutritional info later.

    And you look amazing!!!

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  5. i have stevia packets...do u know approx. how many packets equal 1/4 cup Truvia????

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    1. I don't... I would probably just add a few at a time and then taste test at the end to see if you need more.

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    2. http://www.cookingwithstevia.com/stevia_conversion_chart.html

      Here is a site for Stevia conversions....

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  6. I am sorry for your loss. I know her spirit lives in you and you will carry on strong. :) Thanks for the recipe. They sound yummy.

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  7. Brittany just want to say THANK YOU for all the dedication, time and energy you continually put into this blog. Even during a difficult time in your life you make time for your readers. I pray that God's peace and comfort continue to be with you and your family.

    On a second note this recipe is making my mouth water LOL! I have been wondering about what to make for memorial day to keep from eating all the yummy treats that are sure to be around all weekend long. These look perfect however, I am an almond butter aholic and will probably try them with that.

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  8. Do you by any chance know the calories on these and the serving size?

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    1. Hi Elise, nutritional information is at the bottom of the post.

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  9. I made these yesterday and they are amazing!!

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  10. Hey there! I recently found out I have a sensitivity to eggs/dairy, so I'm now beginning to take them out. I have found a few alternatives to eggs - baking soda and water or agar powder - and I was curious if you think I'll lose much of the protein/nutrition of the bars by not using eggs? Thought I would see if you had thoughts. Thanks :)

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  11. I think I found a new fav website for clean eating. Looking through your recipes it seems we have similar taste buds, and anyone who shares my chocolate/pb obsession is someone whose recipes I should be trying : ) Somedays I think that out of all the inventions in the world whoever first put chocolate and pb together is my hero!

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  12. Has anyone made these with Ideal (xylitol)? Is it possible? How much should I use? All I have on hand are the xylitol and liquid stevia. I'm new to these sweeteners, so I still don't understand how to interchange them all successfully.

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