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“Perfect” Candy Cane Peanut Butter Bars (Gluten Free & Dairy Free)

Take a trip down CANDY CANE lane and eat some Candy Cane "Perfect" Peanut Butter Bars with me…

It's FINALLY December and that means candy canes are everywhere you look. Peppermint is one of my favorite flavors and probably my favorite holiday flavor. For all you candy cane lovers here's a pro-tip for you: stock up on candy canes, peppermint mocha coffee creamers and anything else that is holiday, limited edition flavors and enjoy them even after Christmas is over. More often than not, the expiration date isn't until summertime.

Peppermint and peanut butter mixed together is that unexpected yet incredibly delicious flavor combination that you didn't know you needed in your life. Trust me when I say that it's something you just have to try. Your probably thinking about it in a way that involves maybe chewing gum or breath mints and a scoop of creamy (or crunchy) peanut butter -- but that's not it I promise! If candy cane isn't your thing then make this plain peanut butter version that's topped with chocolate chips.

PSA - Choose candy canes that are made without artificial food coloring! I like these candy canes or these candy cane pops!

Check out this easy “perfect” peanut butter bar with a candy cane twist! Make this recipe all month long... they freeze great, too!

R E C I P E:

2/3 cup creamy peanut butter

1/3 cup honey or keto maple syrup

2 teaspoons vanilla

1 teaspoon peppermint extract

2 Tablespoons coconut oil, melted

1 cup almond flour

1/4 cup coconut flour

Pinch of sea salt

2 scoops collagen peptides (optional)

Toppings: crushed candy cane pieces, white holiday chips from SuperNatural and a drizzle of melted dark chocolate.

In a large mixing bowl, combine everything. Once a dough ball forms, press it into a parchment-lined glass container. Top with crushed candy cane, holiday chips and drizzle with chocolate. Place in the fridge for at least an hour. Once bars harden, remove from the fridge and cut into bars or squares.

Store leftover bars in the fridge for up to 10 - 14 days.


About Me

Hey! Welcome to Krysten's Kitchen... I guess I can say, "my kitchen." I am all about creating delicious recipes that are made with yummy, real ingredientsI love recreating old family favorites, sweets and everything in between. You'll find a touch of Disney, lots of amazing products and laughter along the way. I launched Krysten's Kitchen with the mission to share my years of research on healthy alternatives to everyday foods that most people can no longer eat due to dietary restrictions, food allergies or special eating lifestyles. 


In 2018, I received the Rising Star Award at ShiftCon & in May 2019 I lobbied on Capitol Hill with the Organic Trade Association and in October 2019 I received the Best Healthy Recipes Blogger at ShiftCon. You can learn more about me, my family and my story, here.

Welcome to Krysten's Kitchen. I hope you'll stay and eat awhile.

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