Chocolate Peanut Butter Slices
My love for all things with peanuts came late, but eventually it grew to the point of ordering anything with peanuts or peanut butter on a menu. How could I miss out on this for so long? Well, better late than never.
This creation is a healthy version of a snickers bar. Three divine layers consisting of a base of peanuts, dates and cocoa. The middle has peanut butter, slightly sweetened with a date and it’s all topped of with an indulgent dark chocolate layer made out of coconut oil, cocoa and maple syrup. Not to forget some peanuts sprinkled on top to give it that extra crunch.
So simple but oh so delicious! You do not need many ingredients and apart of the few minutes it needs to set in the fridge, it`s whipped up super quick. Perfect for that sweet afternoon craving.
- ¼ cup peanuts
- ¼ cup dates (medjool work best, but if you have another type, let them soak in hot water for 15 minutes)
- 2 tbs cocoa powder
- 1 tbs water
- ¼ cup peanut butter (unsweetened)
- 1 date
- pinch of sea salt
- 1 tbs coconut oil
- 1 tbs cocoa powder
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- 1 tbs peanuts (optional)
- Put all ingredients for the base in a food processor and mix until a sticky dough forms. Add 1 tbs of water if it's too dry.
- Cover a small dish with baking paper and press down to about 1cm thick layer, into any form you like. I used a round dish and cut it into small cake slices. If you want to cut it into bars, make it square. Place into the fridge.
- Meanwhile put all ingredrients for middle layer into your food processor and mix until smooth. Adjust amount of dates to your preferred sweetness. Spread over the peanut base evenly and place into fridge again.
- Finally melt coconut oil in a pot on very low temperature. Add in cocoa powder and maple syrup - again adjust sweetness - and stirr well with a whisk. Pour on top of peanut butter layer and sprinkle some peanuts on top if you like. Place in the fridge again for about 30 minutes until the top layer is firm.
- Cut into preferred size and enjoy!
- Keep in an airtight container in the fridge for a few days or as long as it lasts 😉