Chocolate Peanut Butter Slice

I made this a while ago and have been asked for the recipe from a few different people. Problem was I couldn’t remember what I put into it, so I had to make it again and try it out. And eat it to make sure it was OK. Yep, life’s tough!

what you need

base

16 medjool dates, pitted
water
1 cup almonds
2 tbsp maple syrup

peanut butter layer

1 cup peanut butter, I like crunchy; or any nut butter
¼ cup coconut oil
⅓ cup maple syrup
1 cup peanuts

chocolate layer

1 cup cacao
½ cup coconut oil
2 tbsp maple syrup
buckinis (activated buckwheat) I use Loving Earth Organic Activated buckinis. This is optional but I love the extra crunch. You could use shredded coconut or chic chips

what to do

base

Blend dates with just enough water to make a smooth paste. Add almonds and blend until smooth.

Spread into a 22cm square loose base pan. The base is usually quite sticky and doesn’t look like it will spread out to cover the pan. Get a glass of hot water and dip a large metal spoon into it. Use the back of the spoon to spread the base over the pan.

Place in freezer for an hour.

peanut butter layer

Put peanut butter, coconut oil and maple syrup into blender and blend until smooth.

Mix peanuts through mixture.

Spread on top of base. You may need the spoon again to spread the peanut mixture. Place back in the freezer for another hour.

chocolate layer

Place cacao into large bowl, melt coconut oil if needed and add to cacao. Add maple syrup.

Whisk until well combined

Pour over top of peanut layer.

Top with buckinis and place back into the freezer. The chocolate usually sets pretty quickly as it comes into contact with the frozen peanut layer.

Remove from pan and slice into small squares.

To slice without cracking, fill a glass with hot water, dip the knife into the glass and cut whilst the knife is hot.

This needs to be stored in the fridge.

Makes 36 squares.

You could reduce the amount of time each layer sets in the freezer if you’re in a hurry. Ten minutes is probably the minimum. I tend to do a layer and then go off and do other things then come back to it.

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