It's Peanut Butter and Jelly Time!
There's no question that peanut butter is a favorite fat source of many flexible dieters, and the best way to eat it is with jelly between two slices of bread. However, pb&j's are not the most macro-friendly. Luckily, you can have all the flavor and texture of traditional pb&j's for far fewer macros!
These pb&j bars are soft, sweet, and with only F-7g; C-21g; P-7g per serving, you'll never have to stress about making them fit your macros. Add a glass of almond or cashew milk and you've got yourself the perfect snack or dessert!
Prep Time: 10-15 minutes
Cook Time: 20-25 minutes
Total Time: 30-40 minutes
Yield: 12 servings
Serving Size: 1 bar
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup powdered peanut butter (we use pb2)
2 tablespoons unsweetened cashew milk
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup light butter (I Can't Believe It's Not Butter - Light)
1/4 cup coconut sugar (You could also use white sugar or turbinado sugar without a change in macros)
1/4 cup granulated stevia or Splenda*
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup oats
1/2 cup powdered peanut butter
Fruit filling: 1/2 cup sugar-free strawberry preserves and 100 grams sliced strawberries
Crumble Topping -
1/4 cup powdered peanut butter
2 tablespoons oats
1 1/2 tablespoons light butter
1 tablespoon granulated stevia or Splenda
* Note: not 1/4 cup of the packets, this is the product marked "granulated" that comes in bags in a powder form. Can substitute for 4 packets of stevia for the dough, and 1 packet stevia for the topping.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Using a whisk, combine all wet ingredients in a bowl.
Add dry ingredients to the bowl, and stir to combine until a dough forms.
Spray an 8x8 baking dish with cooking spray, and firmly press the dough into the pan in an even layer. Bake for 12 minutes.
While bottom layer is baking, combine the ingredients for the crumble topping in a bowl until crumbly dough forms. Set aside.
Remove bars from oven after 12 minutes and turn oven to broil.
Spread jam and strawberries onto the bars, then evenly distribute crumble topping.
Broil for 5 minutes, or until topping gets a little golden.