Healthy Treat for Today: Peanut Butter Honey Bars (Gluten free!)

 Today begins my new series of posts in which I will share recipes for yummy, healthy treats for you to make for your family.

You’ll appreciate these recipes if you:

a) Took the NO SUGAR Plunge.
b) Want to take the NO SUGAR Plunge.
c) Have never heard of the NO SUGAR Plunge.
d) Like yummy food.
e) Have a family who likes to eat.
f) Want to avoid white sugar and white flour.
g) Want to make the most of every bite you put into your mouth.
h) Some of the above.
i) None of the above.
j) All of the above. 

(I’m sorry, but if you chose ( j ), I must let you know that that particular option is not really an option…as you can not take the plunge having never heard of the plunge…nor can you “some of the above” at the same time as you can “none of the above”.  If you chose ( j ), it would appear that you eat way too much sugar to function properly, proving that you should really take the NO SUGAR Plunge with us!)

My goal with these recipes is to help us all to be able to offer our families special dishes/desserts/drinks/snacks that we can feel good about.  They will not have any processed sugars or flours in them…and as much as I can…I’ll try to post recipes that don’t even have flour at all! 

And here…is the promised recipe for Peanut Butter Honey Bars:

1 cup peanut butter (be sure to use natural peanut butter with only peanuts and salt in the ingredient list!)
1/2 cup honey
1 egg
1/4 t. vanilla
1/8 cup sesame seeds

Mix all ingredients well.  Spread mixture into a 8×8 pan.  (I used a baking stone)  Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.  Allow bars to cool completely before cutting. 

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These Peanut Butter Honey Bars are moist and satisfying!  And so easy to make!

Stay tuned for more yummy recipes!   Soon to come (listed in no particular order):

*Super Smoothies*
*Creamy Pudding*
*Fruit Cobbler*
*Coconut Macaroons*
*Limeade*

And oh so many more!  I can’t wait to share these with you! 

Be sure to leave a comment to let us all know how you’re doing with the Plunge…or if you’d like to jump in with us!

And be sure to come back tomorrow for another recipe to treat your family.  I’m not sure…but I’m leaning toward the Creamy Pudding…

Any votes on that one?

You’ll find MANY more “natural sugar” treat recipes here!

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  1. says

    Those sound wonderful! I’m on a cleanse right now, so no honey (or even peanut butter or eggs, for that matter), but when I’m finished, I’ll be making these. We only use honey in our cooking and baking, so I love to find other honey recipes.

    I noticed that you’re a Nourishing Traditions advocate- so am I! I’ll have to come back and visit!

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  2. says

    I can not WAIT to get home tonight and make these! (and keep myself from the girlscout cookies for a while longer:-). I think these will work well for me since they are mostly protein and natural sweet- not processed!

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  3. says

    Oh my goodness!!! YUM-O! I came home and made these before I even started dinner :-) and now I am having to distract myself until they are cool so that I don’t just go sit down in front of the pan with a spoon!!! MMMM!
    I think next time I’m gonna try making these with almond butter (tomorrow maybe…) :-)

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  4. says

    This snack came to mind today. I need to take in more protein right before I run, as well as while I’m on the road. The honey will provide some quick energy and the pb will give me protein.

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  5. Lisa says

    I think I will try these with some 70% dark chocolate in them. Don’t you think that would taste great?!! When I think of peanut butter, I immediately want chocolate too!

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    Kristi W. Reply:

    I was just curious if you tried this and how it turned out?? It sounds like dark chocolate added to this would be great!

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  6. Hashimoto says

    Just made these with a few tweaks. Only had Buckwheat Honey on hand so due to the deeper flavor of the honey, I added only about a 1/4 cup. The bars probably did come out much darker and deeper in flavor than in your recipe. I also added raw walnuts, finely chopped candied orange peel, chopped dried figs, and raisins. Yummmy! Half gone already so will make these again.

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  7. Sylvia says

    Hey, I’m fairly new to your website. Great recipes.
    Would it be ok to leave out the sesame seeds altogether?

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    Laura Reply:

    Yes, that will be fine!

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