This is a recovered post from a botched website transfer in 2014. It was originally published 09/17/2013.
It’s been a long time since I posted a new recipe.
I knew I had hit the mark with the recipe because of the way they were devoured on Sunday night. Originally, they were intended to be my take on Engine 2’s Banana Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies. (I eliminate the flour, and add 1/4 cup dark cocoa powder).
I didn’t have the bananas, though, so I put on my invisible Kitchen Chemist hat, and came up with these ridiculously good (thank you, God/Spirit/Universe!)… bricks. 🙂
Chemist’s Chef’s notes:
- I suggest making these the day before you’re going to consume them. As good as they are hot out of the oven, it’s positively magical what happens when all the flavors and textures are allowed to meld after the cooking process.
- Don’t be afraid to swap out ingredients, like for like. Don’t have peanut butter? Use almond butter instead. Don’t have maple syrup? Use agave, or cane syrup, or even honey if you’re not strictly vegan. You get the picture.
Okay. Enough of the chit-chat. Here’s the recipe:
Chocolate Pumpkin Bliss Bricks
One of these bricks is hearty, all on its own. Way better than any store-bought protein bar, and way better for you than similar-sized brownies and other treats. They’re energy- and nutrient-packed.
Eat up! No guilt. No remorse. Just good food.
So tell me: Are you as crazed over pumpkin recipes as I am?