Peanut Butter Squares
These no-flour squares are like candy; they melt in your mouth. They’re a big hit with everyone, especially children. My granddaughter, Adesia, said to tell my blog readers: “They’re great for any peanut butter lover!”
For dieters: I have tried to make these with artificial sugar and with an artificial sugar/real sugar mixture. Neither really worked.
Cooking tip: The more you beat this mixture, the lighter the squares will be.
Makes 16 squares.
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 cup peanut butter, chunky or smooth
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- Cooking spray
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Spray 8″ x 8″ or 9″ by 9″ pan with cooking spray.
- Put sugar and egg into a medium mixing bowl.
- Beat until light and fluffy.
- Add peanut butter and vanilla, beating until combined (forms a soft ball).
- Spread mixture evenly in the sprayed pan (I use my hands).
- Bake until top is light brown and sides have pulled away from the edges, approximately 20 minutes.
- Cool for 5 minutes before cutting into 16 squares.
For Weight Watchers: Each square is worth 3 points in the Points plan and 4 points in the PointsPlus plan.
(Adapted from “Chocolate Nut Squares” in Weight Watchers Favorite Recipes, 1986)