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.