Posts Tagged ‘chocolate chips’

really good cookies and a really bad haiku

oh s’mores bar so sweet

gooey, marshmallow-y love

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gooey s'mores bars

Gooey S’mores Bars (Vegan option)

adapted from Lickin’ the Beaters 2: Vegan Chocolate and Candy

makes 9 pieces/1 8” pan

  • 1/3 c margarine, softened
  • ¾ c brown sugar
  • 1 T ground flaxseed mixed w/ 6 T water
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1 ½ c whole wheat pastry flour (or ¾ c AP and ¾ c whole wheat flour)
  • 1 t baking soda
  • ½ t salt
  • ¾ c chocolate chips
  • 1 ½ c marshmallow Fluff OR Ricemellow crème
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and grease an 8” square baking dish.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the margarine and sugar. Mix in flax mixture and vanilla.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix flour(s), baking soda, and salt. Add to margarine mixture and stir until combined.
  4. Spread ½ of the dough into the bottom of the pan. Spread marshmallow Fluff over batter, and sprinkle with chocolate chips. Pat pieces of dough on top. (Don’t try to cover completely; it’s pretty with marshmallow peeking out!)
  5. Bake for approx. 25 min. Cool completely before cutting and serving.

gooey s'mores bars

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Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cake

Oatmeal every morning gets old very quickly, so I decided to whip up this easy Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cake for a breakfast treat. The recipe is from Nava Atlas and it is superb! The cake is very moist, peanut butter-y (but not cloying), and choc-full of chocolate chips. Plus, it’s relatively healthy, with no added fat aside from the pb, and vegan.

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cake
Makes 9 squares

original recipe here (slightly modified below)

  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour (I used regular whole wheat flour with great results)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (I reduced to ¼ tsp)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup soymilk
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt in a mixing bowl and stir together.

Combine the applesauce, soy milk, and peanut butter in another bowl and whisk together until smooth.

Pour into the flour mixture and stir together until fairly well blended. Stir in the chocolate chips.

Pour into a lightly oiled 9-inch round or square cake pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden on top, and a knife inserted into the center comes out with chocolate, but no batter.

Allow to cool to room temperature or just warm, then cut into squares or wedges to serve.