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Today has been the very definition of a roller-coaster day. My emotions have been UP and DOWN, and I have been clinging to this truth in Psalm 73:25-26, ‘Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee.My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.’
Will God’s love ever change? If He sent His Son, to free us from sin, to rescue me, can anything (even a bad day and mental, physical, emotional suffering) ever remove from His love?
Malachi 3:6 says, ‘For I, the LORD, do not change; therefore you, O sons of Jacob, are not consumed.’
Psalm 102:25-27 says, ‘“Of old You founded the earth, And the heavens are the work of Your hands. “Even they will perish, but You endure; And all of them will wear out like a garment; Like clothing You will change them and they will be changed. “But You are the same, And Your years will not come to an end.’
My heart is secure in those truths. Even if I change and struggle, God never changes. He is God. He is my Father and Creator, and He has the whole world, my whole life in His hands.
With that I can go and make cookies and not worry at all about the day, tomorrow, next week, or next year, because He has planned it all out for my good, for His ultimate glory!
I guess it’s no surprise that this recipe included… a nut butter, the blogger’s best friend in the kitchen! The specific nut butter it included was Homeplate Peanut Butter. The crunchy peanut butter was creamy, crunchy, and SO easy to scrape out of the jar. The ingredients list was under 5 ingredients which made this ‘simple ingredients’ gal happy. They included:
I’ve heard different theories on palm oil, but I’m really liking the fact that this was not hydrogenated oil. God created palm oil, right? I guess that means that I’m ok with using it. However, I’m not a health or nutrition expert, so take everything I say with a grain of salt.
I attempted to be artsy, and I’m thankful that God has given me a community of other foodie bloggers who are constantly encouraging me to improve in the area of food photography. 🙂 The ingredients list is SO simple for these cookie bars, you could even make them… right now?
I rather, impatiently, pulled the bars out of the oven. Patience is one of the areas in which I’m constantly growing in, by God’s grace.
Thankfully they were done, and I cut them up. A few were consumed, and we took a plate of them to our neighbor’s house. The neighbor is one of the precious families in our church who is going through a big trial right now. They have been an INCREDIBLE testimony of the joy of Jesus Christ, of the love of God, and the peace that passes all understanding, and it’s always a blessing to take some goodies over to their house.
James 1:17, ‘Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.’
Well, you probably would like to see the recipe… 🙂
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup Crunchy Homeplate PB (or any other kind)
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 c. chocolate chips
- 1/2 c. marshmallows
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees (Farenheit). Whip peanut butter and brown sugar together till combined and creamy. Add in the eggs and vanilla and mix well. Sprinkle the chocolate chips and marshmallows over the top, and well, you have yourself a gooey batter. Proceed to line a 8x8 pan (metal or glass) with parchment paper. Pour the batter into it, and bake the bars for approximately 25 minutes, or until they reach your desired consistency. Enjoy with icecream or milk or by themselves.
HOWEVER… I’ve got to thank the Lord for the gift of alternative nut butters, especially if you have an allergy to peanuts.
Barney Butter offered to send me a small package of their almond butters, and I was excited to give them a try… I had tried other almond butters, but not Barney’s. They are really good for spreading on EVERYTHING from rice cakes to Kaila’s bread to early morning yogurt bowls. I think that the ‘Honey and Flax’ and the ‘Chocolate and Coconut’ flavor have been my favorites so far, and I’m hoping to buy more Barney Butter jars in the future.
One of the best parts about trying new foods is just marveling at the exquisite flavors every food has. Barney Butter is totally different from peanut butter. It’s consistency, taste, and texture is different, and that’s what makes it yummy and unique.
A little bit of Honey and Flax went onto this slice of Kaila’s Goat Cheese Almond Date bread.
So, are you an almond butter fan and a peanut butter fan? Or do you just like one of them?
What is your very favorite nut butter brand that you’ve ever tasted? Would you buy it all the time or does cost prohibit you?
Have you tried Homeplate Peanut Butter?
Have you tried Barney Butter?