Monday, September 3, 2018

NO BAKE COOKIE DOUGH SQUARES





NO BAKE COOKIE DOUGH SQUARES

These are rich little squares that are great alongside a cup of tea or coffee.  They satiate the appetite as well as the need for something sweet.  The ever-popular chocolate and peanut butter combination is used. A lot of chocolate is used in these squares.  You’re welcome to cut down on it a bit, if desired. These would qualify as a fat bomb treat, I think.  If preferred, use
 the Grain-Free Bake Mix to make it a Keto Fat Bomb treat.

1 cup peanut butter* (250 mL)
Liquid sweetener (sucaralose or stevia) to equal 1 cup (250 mL)
  sugar
3 tbsp sugar-free honey, OR (45 mL)
  sugar-free pancake syrup
1/2 tsp vanilla extract (2 mL)
2/3 cup sugarless chocolate chips (150 mL)
Chocolate Topping:
1 cup sugarless chocolate chips (250 mL)
1 tbsp light-tasting olive oil, OR (15 mL)
  2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted (30 mL)

In small bowl, soften peanut butter in microwave oven.  In food processor, combine peanut butter, liquid sweetener, sugar-free honey, OR sugar-free pancake syrup and vanilla extract; process.  Add Gluten-Free Bake Mix 2 and process on low speed until well combined.  Add chocolate chips and combine well with a spoon. Spread in an 8-inch (20 cm) square glass dish that has been lined with parchment paper (first grease the glass dish to help the paper stick and if necessary cut the corners with a scissors to help the paper fit more comfortably).  Smooth the top with the back of a spoon.  Pour the melted chocolate over the top.  Keep in the freezer or refrigerator.

Chocolate Topping:  In double boiler, place chocolate and olive oil, OR butter and heat until melted.  Stir and pour over the cookie dough base.

Helpful Hints:  I like to use Skippy® Creamy Natural peanut butter in my recipes.  It has the same number of carbs as Smucker’s® Natural peanut butter which has a salty taste and needs stirring.  Granted there is a small amount of sugar in the former, but I love the fact that I never have to stir it and there are no hydrogenated fats in it either.  You can always melt the chocolate topping in a bowl in the microwave oven, but do it in short intervals to prevent the chocolate from seizing.


Yield:  25 squares
1 square
141.0 calories
3.5 g protein
10.1 g fat
0 g fiber
3.2 g net carbs

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