dessert, Recipes, snacks

No-Bake Peanut Butter Cup Bars

No-Bake Peanut Butter Cup Bars | my skinny sweet tooth

I’m making light of a peanut butter situation. And by light, I mean slashing calories.

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dark chocolate cookie butter truffles

dark chocolate cookie butter truffles | my skinny sweet tooth

I found this recipe for truffles online. Truffles? Sounds difficult.
Only 4 ingredients? Now we’re talking!

The original recipe called for almond butter. Well, that I did not have. All the nut butters I have are either flavored (cinnamon raisin) or PB2 (powdered peanut butter). I had the PB2 all measured out and ready to go for the recipe but then remembered I had cookie butter tucked away in my pantry. (It’s located way in the back so I can’t see it, let alone know it’s there … hey, it’s worked thus far!) Curiousity and an ounce of hope had me plugging cookie butter into the recipe builder instead of PB2, and who would’ve thought that it would come out to the same amount of points as PB2. So yeah, it’s only obvious to use COOKIE BUTTER! Woohoo!

These are guilt free in my book as they have greek yogurt (protein!), dark chocolate (antioxidants!) and cookie butter (yumminess!). Oh, and they only take 10 minutes to make, 20 minutes of patience, and 2 seconds to devour. They literally melt in your mouth 🙂 Om nom nom …

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pb&j thumbprint cookies

pb&j thumbprint cookies | my skinny sweet tooth

These little babies are the perfect 2 bites (or pop ’em in whole) of the classic peanut butter and jelly … in cookie form! Then, we fancy it up with the “thumbprint” detail and fill that crater with jam. Oh la la.

This recipe uses PB2 (powdered peanut butter, which you’ve probably notice I use a lot in my recipes) and has no eggs or oil. Awesome! The cookies came out nice and soft, almost like a no-bake consistency (which I prefer most of the time).

I grew up with grape jelly being the only companion to peanut butter. Strawberry? Ew. Blueberry? Gross.  My, oh my, how things have changed. Grape is the last flavor I seem to reach for these days. I pulled for the strawberry jam this time for the thumbprint cookies, and that decision was well rewarded in my belly.  However, feel free to use whichever jam/jelly you have on hand!
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