Recipe: Peanut Butter Bites

I love peanut butter. Sorry, I don’t think I was emphatic enough there,

I LOVE PEANUT BUTTER!!!

OK, now we have that out of the way, we’ll move on. I often have a bit of a peanut butter craving, but even with the reduced fat stuff, it comes in at 4 1/2 syns for a tablespoon (although I’m going to get hold of some PB2, as I’ve been told that’s only 2 syns per tablespoon – hurrah!).

In the meantime, I’ll be enjoying these peanut butter bites that come in as 1 syn each. I hope you’ll like them too.

Key:
F = Free food (eat as much as you like)
S = Speed food (these should make up at least a third of your meal)
P = Protein free food (eat as much of these as you like!)
HEa = Healthy Extra A (a daily allowance of dairy produce)
HEb = Healthy Extra B (a daily allowance of a product with fibre)
# = a number denotes roughly how many syns are in foods used

11713829_10155702319330386_2920812299349283200_oPEANUT BUTTER BITES
Makes 9 portions at 1 syn each

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp reduced fat peanut butter (9)
  • 5 tbsp low-cal sweetener
  • 1 egg
  • low-cal spray oil

Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 180C
  • Line a baking tray with baking parchment or greaseproof paper, and spritz with a little low-cal spray oil.
  • Stir all the ingredients together until well combined. It will be quite runny – don’t worry about it – it will work, I promise!
  • Using a teaspoon, make nine evenly-sized dollops of the mixture, leaving plenty space all around for it to spread a little bit.
  • Pop them in the oven for ten minutes till cooked through and set.
  • Sprinkle a little more low-cal sweetener on top and leave them to cool.

The resulting bite-sized peanut butter treats have a soft texture and some in at a single syn each. You can eat them like cookies, or you can smother some strawberries, raspberries and bananas in a syn-free yoghurt, and stick a couple of these on top – yummy!

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