I was just talking to my Jewish friend about how much I love Christmas, despite not being Christian.
While I have friends who attend midnight mass and celebrate the holiday religiously, I think it’s safe to say that many other Christmas celebrators are only in it for all the festivity.
There’s something amazing about how encompassing the holiday spirit is. Christmas music, movies, decorations, food, and sweaters alone can get anyone in the mood for the holidays!
And my specialty is definitely the food. (But also the sweaters and decorating… and did I mention I watch Love Actually at least three times every December and I have a five hour-long holiday playlist?)
Okay, so maybe I’m a little obsessed. What can I say? It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and it starts now.
These maple peanut butter blondies are the perfect way to celebrate the holidays this winter. Only seven ingredients, one bowl, and ready in half an hour, these bars are no-stress, but totally delicious. They are extremely moist and fudgy and packed with maple flavor: the peanut butter is definitely secondary to the maple in these! Enjoy xx
- scant 1 cup maple peanut butter
- 1 cup flour
- ⅔ cup brown sugar
- ⅓ cup maple syrup
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ cup almond milk
- ⅓ cup coconut oil, melted
- Preheat oven to 350 F and grease and line an 8x8 inch pan.
- Combine all ingredients with a whisk. Using a rubber spatula, transfer batter to pan and spread evenly.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes.
- Remove from oven and let cool completely on a wire rack before cutting and serving.