The other day I went to a “meet the producers” event to learn more about local farmers, ranchers and foodie companies around me. The e co center was packed full of people and I got to try tons of amazing cheeses, soups, desserts, breads, produce and jams.
One of the companies at the event was one I have had a foodie crush on for a while. Butcher’s bunches is a great company and not just because of their delicious jams and cool flavor combos. Butcher’s uses only local and sustainably grown produce and absolutely no sugar or yucky sugar substitutes.
While I was at the ‘meet the producers’ event I got to meet the founder and she gave me 2 of their jams to try and best off all they are going to give one of you readers a jar as well (giveaway at end of post). I have been wanting to make a peanut butter and jam cookie sandwich for a while but was waiting for the perfect jam, after trying a spoonful of each I knew Butcher’s was a match.
These jams are naturally sweet and taste just like fresh picked fruit. I tried the raspberry and blackberry jams and both were like jars of fresh berries both tart and sweet and oh so addicting. This recipe is a classic childhood favorite disguised as a guilty treat and if you use organic protein powder it becomes a healthy protein rich power food. I hope you enjoy it!
What you need
- 1 c peanut butter
- 1/4 c creamed or raw honey
- 1/4 c of plain protein powder or dry ingredient of choice- any flour, almond meal, even cocoa powder would work
- 1 egg
- sugar free Jam, I used local Butcher’s bunches
How to make it
- preheat oven to 275
- blend together peanut butter and honey, make sure its well blended
- mix in egg
- add protein powder or dry ingredient of choice
- mix well
- roll into balls and place on cookie sheet a couple inches apart
- press balls down with the bottom of a jar or cup to flatten
- bake in oven for around 8 minutes until edges are slightly darker brown
- cookies will be soft but firm up as they cool
- when cool spread jam on the bottom of one cookie and top with another
- let sit for 5 minutes (if you can resist) to let jam soak into the cookie a bit.
- gobble up!