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Peanut Butter Cereal Bars

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I saw these peanut butter Cheerio bars from Cookin’ Cowgirl and had some cereal on hand so I decided to make them. I used multigrain Cheerios and corn flakes. I didn’t have corn syrup, so I used golden syrup instead which actually made a really sweet bar. Now, I wanted to make the version in the smaller pan, but when I was done with the ingredients, it fit only in the larger pan.

These are really tasty and disappear quickly!

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Vanilla Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

I made these vanilla peanut butter chocolate chip cookie bars from Feed Your Soul Too.  I saw this recipe and wanted to try the Peanut Butter & Co. White Chocolate Wonderful.  It is pretty wonderful on its own but also very delicious in these bars.

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African Peanut Stew

I finally made this African peanut stew from Spabettie.  This dish was amazing and is definitely going to become part of the regular dinner rotation.  It’s a great vegetarian dish that uses peanut butter for protein.  In mine, I didn’t use a red or habanero pepper.  (I don’t like hot/spicy food.)  I used olive oil instead of butter and water instead of stock.  I also used 1 cup of peanut butter instead of the tahini.  I added a can of corn and a can of Italian green beans as well as some crushed red pepper.  This was delicious served over couscous.

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Two for Tuesday: Peanut Butter Cookies

The coconut ladoos reminded me of a peanut butter treat I used to make as a kid–peanut butter balls.  I got this recipe from a feature for kids in the newspaper called The Mini Page some time back in the 1980s.

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Peanut Butter Balls

1 cup peanut butter

1/2 cup honey

1 cup oats

1 cup coconut

Mix all together.  Shape into balls.  Roll in more coconut.  Chill and serve.  Yum!

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I also made my sea salt peanut butter cookies for the holidays.

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These are always a big hit.

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6 Christmas Cookie Trends

Here are 6 cookie trends this holiday season that I’ve noticed from perusing the web.

1.  Chocolate and orange.  What a great combination and they come together perfectly in this cookie, Candied Orange Peel & Chocolate Chunk Cookies by Goodies a Volonte.

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photo used with permission of Goodies a Volonte

2.  Jazzed-up snickerdoodles. Snickerdoodles are a classic cookie, but this season they are being jazzed-up with brown butter, sea salt and caramel.  Try this delicious version–Toffee Speckled Snickerdoodles by Very Culinary.

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photo used with permission of Very Culinary

3.  Oreos. Another Christmas trend is using Oreo cookies to create another yummy cookie like these Chocolate Peppermint & Oreo Cookies by Mandy’s Recipe Box.

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photo used with permission of Mandy’s Recipe Box

4.  Peanut butter.  Classic peanut butter cookies get a holiday twist with Peanut Butter Molasses Cookies by Chocolate Moosey.

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photo used with permission of Chocolate Moosey

5.  Creative cutouts like these Highland Christmas Cookies from Outlander Kitchen.

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photo used with permission of Outlander Kitchen

6.  Meringues–Adorable shapes with meringue like these Christmas Tree Meringues from Crumbs + Corkscrews.

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photo used with permission of Crumbs + Corkscrews

Sea Salt Peanut Butter Cookies

Sea salt peanut butter cookies

So after I had that great sea salt peanut butter cookie from Joe Coffee, I had to make my own.  I used a flourless peanut butter cookie recipe and added sea salt.

Sea Salt Peanut Butter Cookies

1 cup peanut butter

1 cup sugar

1 egg

sea salt

Mix pb, sugar and egg.  Shape into balls and flatten with a fork.  Add a sprinkle of sea salt on top of each cookie.

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Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes.  Let these cool.  They are better the second day because they set.

Two for Tuesday: Peanut Butter Cookies

Do you take your peanut butter cookie with a sprinkle of salt or sugar?

A co-worker brought me a treat from Joe Coffee, a peanut butter cookie.  The cookie looks like a scoop of peanut butter ice cream with ridges.  It’s sprinkled with sea salt on top.  This cookie is one delicious peanut butter cookie.  It’s like a traditional pb cookie, with the addition of this lovely hint of sea salt.

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Another co-worker introduced me to The Good Batch cookies, our favorite being oat chocolate chunk, which are to die for.  I decided to try another cookie of The Good Batch–Honey Bear, ground oat and peanut cookies filled with a honey and sea salt peanut butter, sprinkled with raw sugar.

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