Gooey... sweet... crunchy... would you believe me if I told you it was vegan, gluten free, dairy free, raw and delicious? Well its true! Ever since I found out there was a world where you could make healthy treats, I was hooked. I have been experimenting loads with raw food - it is just so easy to make, and you can pretty much make recipes up yourself as long as you know what each ingredient does. Trust me, even if you are not always healthy, or if you are, you need to try this.
So, without further ado, here is how I make Peanut Butter + Chocolate Slice...
+ rolled oats
+ ground almonds
+ pumpkin seeds
+ sunflower seeds
+ coconut oil
+ cocoa powder
+ desiccated coconut
+ sea salt
+ peanut butter
+ golden or maple syrup
Source whichever ingredients suit you most - I try to make sure all of my ingredients are organic, gluten free (easier to digest) and not processed (raw).
DO remember that like I said before, raw food can easily be changed, so use whatever nuts, seeds etc. you have handy, and combine with either just coconut oil or butter if you don't mind about being healthy!
You will also need dried dates. You can use fresh Medjool dates if they are available to you, but if not, use dried dates and soak them in boiling water for 1-2 hours to soften them up for the filling.
1. First, combine 1/3 cup of your seeds - I crushed mine a little in a mortar and pestle so that the base wasn't as 'lumpy' - 1/2 cup of oats, 1/3 cup of desiccated coconut and 1/4 cup of ground almonds.
2. Then add 3 tablespoons of Coconut Oil, 2 teaspoons of Tahini and 1 teaspoon of golden syrup.
3. Press the dry mixture into the bottom of a pan, with baking paper, and put into the freezer.
4. Next you need to make the filling. Combine 1 teaspoon of Coconut Oil, 1 tablespoon of Peanut Butter, a pinch of salt, 1 cup of the soaked dates and about 1 tablespoon of water into a blender/food processor and blend until a smooth paste.
5. Take the base out of the freezer, and spread the filling on top. Cover with peanuts and freeze.
6. Next you will need to make the chocolate drizzle - combine 1/4 cup of liquid coconut oil, 1/4 cup of cocoa and 1/4 cup of golden syrup. Mix with a whisk then drizzle over the slice. Freeze for at least 1 hour.
And that's it! This is so so yummy, my favourite part is the filling because it tastes like a peanut butter caramel. YUM!
I hope you give this a go, or your own take on it anyway.
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