1/4 cup peanut butter, no-stir type preferred (I used Jiff Natural)
2 tablespoons non-hydrogenated shortening, unsalted butter, or coconut oil (I used coconut oil)
2 teaspoons honey
1 tablespoon heavy cream OR coconut milk (I Used Coconut Milk)
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
sugar-free sweetener, to taste (I use Liquid Vanilla Flavored Stevia)
pinch of sea salt
1/2 cup dry roasted peanuts
1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum- optional (I did not use)
Add peanut butter, honey, and butter to a microwave safe dish. Microwave on high for one minute. Remove and immediately whisk in vanilla extract and heavy cream or coconut milk. Stir in sweetener, xanthan gum (if using), and pinch of salt. Taste and adjust if necessary. Fold in peanuts and drop in globs on to a pan lined with wax paper. Chill in freezer until firm, then transfer to refrigerator.
The problem I had is that the liquidy or soft ingredients run on the pan. I am still trying to perfect a good method of doing this. However, it had no effect on how delicious they are….and seem to be more of a cookie than bar. Either way, really good in my mouth!!
I tried using and egg plate…
I will perfect the technique. Trust me, I will be making them again!