MamaBakers, I promise you. This will be the last peanut butter recipe I share for a while. I’ve overdosed on the stuff. So, I’m seeing my addiction off with a bang! These are chewy, sweet and ridiculously moreish.
Farewell peanut butter, until we meet again!
1 cup smooth, natural peanut butter – where possible, avoid peanut butter that has added sugar and oil. The honey/dried fruit in this recipe makes this a sweet slice, and if there’s also sugar in the PB, it’ll tip it over the sweet edge!
1 cup honey
3 cups of oats – 1 cup processed into a flour like consistency in a food processor, the remaining 2 cups left whole.
1 cup chopped dates or dried fruit of your choice.
In a mixing bowl, combine your oats and dried fruit and mix well.
Place your peanut butter and honey in a small saucepan and heat, stirring, until it goes nice and runny.
Pour into your oat/fruit mix and stir really, really well. (You’ll have enviable arm muscles after this!)
Press into a lined brownie tin, cover and refrigerate overnight.
These are easier to slice if you use a BIG knife that has been warmed under the hot water tap for a few seconds. I polished off 3 slices with my coffee this morning, but these would be equally as good as a mid-morning snack, a lunchbox addition (providing peanuts are allowed) or as an anecdote to the 3pm energy slump.