Nik’s Nut Butter Blondies – Weblog

The difficulty is, you suppose you’ve gotten time.

I’m so excited to share this recipe not simply because it’s scrumptious, however as a result of it additionally involves us courtesy of my treasured eldest daughter. She created this tasty snack whereas ‘chilling’ in preparation for a much-anticipated flight to England yesterday. Sure! It’s exhausting to consider simply yesterday my little 20-year-old child departed on her very personal to begin an epic journey, one which her household – together with our shut pals and prolonged household too – right here at residence couldn’t be extra enthusiastic about. She’s gone to the UK to be along with her love, a transfer that’s been 3 months within the making and first germinated on our household journey to France final summer time. The anticipation of her departure has been killing us these previous 3 months (to not point out her and her love as they have been separated), and I’m grateful that she very kindly left us with full hearts and a tasty recipe that I now get to share with you.

These ‘Blondies’ are good for snacking on or as a clear dessert, they’re stuffed with healthy-ish elements that fill the void however nonetheless really feel good within the stomach as soon as they’ve gone down. Nik perfected these with a minimum of 4 or 5 batches these final two weeks as her unemployed self each completed faculty and prepped for the journey forward ~ I used to be blissful to oblige as a recipe tester, and if there was ever a time to eat my emotions, effectively, this was it! We’ve now had various variations, each simply as tasty because the one earlier than. Use maple syrup or coconut sugar and even honey to sweeten however in case you can, do attempt to keep away from the refined white stuff right here (trigger no one wants that). We’ve been making a really concerted effort to keep away from refined white sugars in our home recently, and a current pantry purge ensured that the cabinets are stocked with solely pure sweets, as we don’t eat many and after we do – the pure stuff is simply a lot extra satisfying on so many ranges. It’s only one little factor we are able to do, particularly inside the confines of our 4 partitions.

Get pleasure from these tremendous yummy treats, and in case you’ve younger ones give them an additional squeeze at the moment. The time with our infants can appear sluggish at instances, however wanting again at the moment at this course of I’m reminded of certainly one of my favorite quotes, which may apply to all of us, not simply these of us with youngsters: ‘The times are lengthy however the years are quick’ – phrases that really feel bittersweet to me as I write this, a grown girl each excited for extra freedom and house right here at residence, and likewise nostalgic for the years I’ve now obtained tucked in my sacred treasury of reminiscences. I adore it all, really, I actually do. Like to all.

Nik’s Nut Butter Blondies

1 cup nut butter
1 egg
1/2 cup maple syrup/coconut sugar/ honey (coconut sugar works finest!)
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup darkish chocolate chips or uncooked cocoa nibs

Preheat oven to 350 levels, and blend every part however the chocolate chips in a big mixing bowl. Add the chocolate chips and blend effectively. Flatten the batter onto parchment paper on a flat baking pan. Bake for 22 minutes, or till a toothpick comes out clear.