While reading about New York City’s alarming bake sale ban, I came across this article featuring a recipe for Peanut Butter Blondies. (It pays to read.) I mixed up a batch last week and was rewarded with 12 single-serving treats—unknown amounts of calories and sodium, but peanut butter is good for you, right?
Perhaps due to some strange property of the sucanat I substituted, the end result tasted strongly of molasses, but I’d definitely recommend this recipe to anyone craving peanut butter. Assuming a cost of $2 per bar (sounds reasonable to me), the whole batch would cost $24 total, but I only paid $3-4 for ingredients, saving me about $20 overall. This week’s charity:
The Fistula Foundation was formed to support the treatment and prevention of fistula, a childbirth injury resulting from obstructed labor. Most common in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, fistula is curable, but can be devastating if not properly treated. Surgery and postoperative care for one patient costs around $450, but I guess $20 is still a step in the right direction.