I have found an incredibly good cookbook, especially if you don’t eat gluten. If is Against the Grain by Nancy Cain. If you are a peanut butter lover and I am, this recipe can’t be beat
Peanut Butter Bars
1 cup smooth or chunky peanut butter ½ teaspoon baking soda
½ cup honey ¼ cup shredded coconut (optional
l large egg
· Position an oven rack in the center of the oven and preheat oven to 3500F. Grease an 8×8 baking dish and then line it with parchment paper, allowing the parchment paper to overhang two sides of the dish.
· In a bowl with a hand, mixer, blend the peanut butter, honey, egg, baking soda, and 3 tablespoons of coconut (if using) until thick and creamy. Scoop the batter into the baking dish and use a rubber spatula to spread the batter until it is even.
· Bake the bars 18-20 minutes, or until the edges are just barely starting to brown (the center will be slightly lower than the edges when set). This batter has a tendency to over bake very quickly, so be sure to check for doneness at around 18 minutes. Remove the bar from the oven and allow to cool completely before cutting.