Some of you know that Sarah is like my big sister that I’ve never met. She’s always been so sweet to me, providing guidance and advice. I admire her thoughtful blogging, and I ADORE her new peanut butter!
I got to sample a few flavors back before the line was even released, and they are GOOD. I can be a bit of a nut butter addict, but these taste extra decadent — perfect for a simple dessert, just like Sarah intends. In each bite you can tell the ingredients are high quality because the peanut butters have a richness of flavor without being super sweet like most sold in stores.
Awesome things about A Loving Spoon:
10 cents of each jar purchase goes to 147 Million Orphans
The ingredients are UNPROCESSED, and include organic coconut oil, pure madagascar vanilla, sea salt, honey, and peanut butter. It’s the Madagascar vanilla that gives it the deep bourbon-y taste.
- Adorable little gifts! I’ve already stocked up on a few of her special Christmas gift boxes for friends.
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Sarah asked if I would be willing to create a recipe with her Honey Vanilla Bourbon Peanut Butter, and I couldn’t say no! I’m not an expert recipe developer (I wish!) but I was determined to showcase her peanut butter love-child well.
Inspired by her dedication to quality, real-food ingredients with minimal processing, I decided to create a twist on the classic PB&J. Instead of a sandwich, a cookie sandwich! And instead of sugary jam, just lightly mashed berries with a touch of local honey.
This takes a total of about 15 minutes, especially if you make the jam in the 12 minutes that the cookies are baking. SO easy.
Honey Vanilla Bourbon Peanut Butter CookiesMakes 8 small cookies, enough for four cookie sandwiches.
- 1/2 c Honey Vanilla Bourbon Peanut Butter
- 1 tbsp unsalted butter
- 2 tbsp Honey
- 1 tsp Vanilla extract
- 1 c Almond meal/four
- 1/4 tsp Sea salt
- 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
Mix wet and dry ingredients in separate bowls, then mix and combine. Refrigerate for around 30 minutes and then place into small circles (not balls – these won’t flatten much) on a baking sheet. Place in a 350 degree preheated oven and bake for 8-10 minutes. They won’t appear “done” due to nontraditional cookie ingredients, but they are!
Strawberry JamI made just enough to fill my four cookie sandwiches.
- 8 medium fresh strawberries, sliced into small pieces
- 1 TBSP local honey (feel free to add more if you like sweeter jam)
- Juice of half a lemon
Heat a saucepan over low heat, add all ingredients and stir to break up strawberries and incorporate honey. The mixture will get a bit watery. After a few minutes or when at desired texture, take off of heat. You can either let it cool so it thickens or strain out the extra juices.
(I know the jam looks like tomatoes! It’s not!!)
And then you know how to put the sandwiches together. I recommend keeping these cold until eating!
These were non-weird-food-loving boyfriend approved, and even super-picky-coworker approved! People can’t stop talking about how rich the peanut butter flavor is, and how they are just perfectly sweet. I wish I had made more!! I think they’d be great even mini-er, or maybe just one cookie with jam on top, or of course in sandwich form as is.
These are such a great snack since the fats are super filling. I hope you love them!!
Sarah is giving away a jar of her Honey Vanilla Bourbon Peanut Butter to 1 U.S. reader! (This is a big deal, considering she still wakes up at 5am to go into her professional kitchen and make each jar herself.)
Please click the link above to enter. Good luck!