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Gluten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars

5 from 1 reviews

A delicious gluten-free alternative to cookies.

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Ingredients

  • 4 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 11/2 cups almond meal (home ground or store bought)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • chopped almonds, craisins, etc optional for mix-ins

Instructions

  1. Combine the butter, sugar, eggs, peanut butter and vanilla in a large bowl and stir until well combined.
  2. Add almond meal, baking powder, chocolate chips and other mix-ins (if using) and mix well.
  3. Pour into a greased 9×9 pan and bake at 350 for 20 minutes.
  4. Turn oven off and let cook 5 minutes longer.

Notes

If making your own almond meal, grind whole almonds in a high-powered blender or food processor until you have 11/2 cups. If you want, you can leave some chunks of almonds for texture instead of finely grounding.[br] In my experience, things I make with almond meal tend to burn more quickly on the edges, so I baked mine for 20 minutes and then turned off the oven and let them bake a little longer to help cook the middle.