Flourless Peanut Butter Oat Cookies

Flourless Peanut Butter Oat Cookies | The Blonde Buckeye

I’m slowly getting back into cooking and baking after having the little guy. Trying to plan baking times with napping times has proved to be much harder than expected! Ah the joys of motherhood…

Now that I’ve started again, I remember the main reason I love to bake; to bake for other people. Of course, I love baked goods myself (I can’t give something out without a taste test of course!), but I love baking for others even more. So what happens when you want to make something for someone thats super health-conscious? Like, someone that NEVER cheats! Ever. Um, these cookies people. I thought it would be nice to make something that seems like a ‘cheat’, but really isn’t too bad. The biggest challenge? There’s a fine line between delicious, healthier treats, and cardboard.

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Salted Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups

Salted Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups | The Blonde Buckeye

Hands down, my husband’s favorite flavor combination is peanut butter & chocolate, as far as sweets go (otherwise, I would just say meat in general). Although we don’t typically go for a store-bought candy bars for sweets, Reese’s is his absolute favorite.  So I wanted to make a homemade version, but a little healthier (& with a lot less ingredients). I used dark chocolate & subbed out the peanut butter for almond butter.  The combination of the rich dark chocolate & smooth almond butter, with a pinch of sea salt sets this treat over the edge. The honey gives it a mild sweetness, while it still tastes very decadent. I made mini cups & I’m so glad I did, because these guys are RICH. Just one definitely satisfies even the biggest sweet tooth.Continue Reading