Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Bars

A couple of weeks ago we were at a neighborhood get together.  Everyone brought a dessert to share.  One of my friends’ husband is gluten intolerant so we were talking about desserts that are gluten free but taste good.  A peanut butter cream cheese cookie recipe was brought up and how good it is.  It did sound really good!  One problem, it has a lot of sugar.  But. . . never fear!  We can fix that!

Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Bars

These are a great gluten free, sugar free bar.  The pan of bars is almost gone before I started writing this post!  They are delicious!  My daughter can’t stop eating them!

They are really sweet with the honey and cream cheese!

I decided they would cook better as bars because of the consistency of the batter.  You will want to grease your pan.

For the cream cheese you want whole cream cheese, not fat free or reduced fat.  Reduced fat or fat free dairy doesn’t necessarily have fewer calories.  And a lot of times sugar is added to compensate for the loss in flavor.  Full fat dairy has beneficial metabolic effects.  Fat promotes satiety and can limit overeating.  Studies show that full fat dairy is actually better for you.

I use peanut butter that the only ingredients are peanuts and salt.

This recipe is really easy to make.  Soften your cream cheese then mix all ingredients together.  Poor batter into greased 9×9 pan and bake.

Let the pan cool before cutting.  The bars stay together nicely.

Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Bars

Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Bars
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Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Category: Dessert

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (ingredients peanuts, salt)
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese (whole fat, not reduced fat or fat free)
  • 1/2 cup raw unfiltered honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla

Instructions

  • Soften cream cheese. Mix remaining ingredients until well blended.
  • Oil 9x9 pan. Pour mixture into pan.
  • Bake 350 degree for 15-20 minutes.
  • Let cool then cut into squares.
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    Author: beewhole

    I am a mother and gramma. I have Fibromyalgia and arthritis and that is the reason I started this journey of eating to be healthy. I want to be able to be active with my family. My family is very important to me! Myself and my family have been eating healthy for 6 years and it has made a huge difference in our lives.

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