Peanutty Peanut Butter Squares – Fixate

This momma is always on a mission to find healthy snacks that my daughter and I can make together. Now that my son is almost 10 months old…he is joining in on the baking fun too! I purchased the FIXATE cookbook to help take the guesswork out of my nutrition plan. There are large colorful pictures to compliment each recipe – I’m a big fan of the pictures when it comes to cookbooks! There’s so many amazing recipes in this book ranging from Gluten Free to Paleo to Vegan and Vegetarian. Not to mention each recipe indicates the seven color coded container equivalents per serving. We all know that nutrition plays a huge role in helping each of us achieve our fitness goals. It’s not a matter of figuring out what to eat; it’s also a question of figuring out how much to eat. Of course, I was excited to see the desserts included in the FIXATE cookbook and I couldn’t wait to make the Peanutty Peanut Butter Squares with my kids. A definite win in our family!

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INGREDIENTS YOU WILL NEED:

  • 1 1/2 cups peanut butter (smooth or crunchy)
  • 1/2 cup raw honey
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs (at room temperature)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Lightly coat 8 x 8 inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Combine peanut butter, honey, vanilla extract, eggs, and baking soda in a large mixing bowl; mix well.
  4. Evenly spread batter into 8 x 8 inch baking pan; smooth top with a spatula.
  5. Bake for 20 to 23 minutes. Squares may be a little soft when coming out of the oven, but they will continue to cook. The cooking time using my stove was closer to 27 minutes.
  6. Allow to cool and then cut into squares.

Each serving would equate to 1 yellow and 2 1/2 spoons if following the color coded container system. The recipe makes enough for 16 servings.

The color coded containers and the FIXATE cookbook are available for purchase in my fitness shop.

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Cookie Dough Bites

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Many recipes seem to call for bananas and/or peanut butter for cleaner version of snacks. Sometimes you just need a change up without throwing off your entire day. I cannot resist eating raw cookie dough when making chocolate chip cookies. Eating raw cookie dough with eggs isn’t the smartest choice, but I know the temptation is pretty difficult to resist. Not to mention all of the sugar used to make cookies!

Here is my solution…COOKIE DOUGH BITES! Few ingredients and no baking necessary. The hard part will be limiting yourself to 2 cookie dough bites in one day! My tip is to keep them in the freezer and portion out the allotted cookie dough bites. This is a great sweet treat that will not undo your entire day of healthier eating and exercise.

INGREDIENTS YOU NEED:

  • 2/3 cup raw cashews
  • 1 1/3 cup of quick oats
  • 2 TBSP Agave
  • 1 TBSP Maple Syrup
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 cup of miniature chocolate chips

WHAT TO DO:

  1. Blend the cashews and oats in a blender or food processor until they are in a powder. Be careful not to over blend OR the cashews will turn into cashew butter!
  2. Add the agave, maple syrup,  and vanilla to the mixture. Blend until well incorporated, but do not over process. Sometimes I have to use a spatula or mix by hand.
  3. Place mixture in a small bowl and stir in chocolate chips by hand. The miniature chocolate chips work the best.
  4. Form into 1 – inch balls. This recipe makes approximately 13 cookie dough bites.
  5. Place in freezer or refrigerator.
  6. Enjoy!

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