Today was one of those days–THOSE days when you just want to sit out on the back porch and eat peanut butter– with a spoon right out of the jar.
Oh. I’m the only one who thinks about doing that (and may or may not have ever actually done that)?
Seriously, though, raise your hand if your world just wouldn’t be the same without peanut butter. <cautiously raises hand>
What peanut butter is to me, saltines are to my husband. (Weird, right?) I mean, he loves peanut butter too, but saltines are just special to him. So, what choice did I have but to make this recipe combining our two favorite food loves?
I’ll admit it. Originally, I was hoping this would be like crunchy peanut butter fudge. But really, it is more like a fudgy cookie bar. And I am sooooooooOOOOO okay with that.
I discovered this recipe idea from Lindsay at Pinch of Yum.com.
Lindsay’s recipe was simple, easy to follow, and deicious–veganized, of course by yours truly. 🙂 Don’t you just want a bite?
Of course, you can have a bite! (Or, if you’re like me, a little more than a bite. Ahem!)
Here’s the recipe.
Vegan No Bake Peanut Butter Cookie Bars
- 30 vegan saltines (or one sleeve, crushed)
- 1 cup all natural peanut butter (I used crunchy)
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons vegan margarine (I use Earth Balance.)
- 1 1/4 cup pure cane sugar (or your choice of vegan sweetener)
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- 1 pinch salt
|Crush saltines. I just used my fingers.|
|Combine crushed saltines and peanut butter in a large mixing bowl.|
|Place remaining ingredients in a saucepan and mix with a wire whisk until smooth.|
|Place saucepan on medium heat and bring to a boil. Once mixture is boiling, set a timer for 1 minute. When one minute has passed, remove saucepan from heat, and pour your liquid mixture into the bowl of peanut butter and crushed saltines.|
|Line a square glass dish (9 x 9 in) with parchment paper, and press your cookie dough into the pan, until it is relatively smooth on top.|
|Place pyrex dish in the refrigerator for a few hours to set. |
|Turn pyrex dish out onto a flat surface (like a cutting board) and cut your cookie bars to your desired size.|