There are so many no bake and raw treats out there these days that eating a snack that does have real chocolate and isn’t raw might make some feel bad. Let’s face it though, winter is a time when food needs to be more soul satisfying and you can still indulge while being healthy.
You have likely had peanut butter cups and these are a less fiddly take on the old classic while also being healthier, so if you are feeling tempted to pop down to a convenience store to purchase junk food this week, you could much easier go to the fridge in the staff kitchen and take out one of these bars.
This is the third time I tested this recipe and one tip I will give you…less is always more when adding coconut oil to a tempered recipe, the coconut oil binds, but will also mean the ingredients will melt more easily at room temperature.
One of the ingredients below might be something you’ve never purchased before, though it is something that adds benefit to the diet when consumed and is easy to add to tons of baking. Ground LSA is ground linseed or better known as flaxseed, sunflower seed and almond and if you haven’t had it yet, I recommend sprinkling into your breakfast bowl or muffin mix in the future. In the meantime, these bars aren’t a bad place to add a couple of tablespoons into.
Peanut Chocolate Bars
Recipe by Roamingtaste
Makes 10 bars
150 grams/ dark chocolate, melted
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 cup chunky plain peanut butter
2 tablespoons ground LSA
1 tablespoon confectioner’s/icing sugar
1 tablespoon spiced peanuts, roughly chopped
Line a tray with baking paper and set aside.
Melt the chocolate with 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil until smooth.
Spread just over half the chocolate mixture along the base of the baking tray in a large rectangle and place in the fridge.
Meanwhile, place the peanut butter, LSA, confectioner’s sugar and remaining coconut oil in a bowl and stir to combine.
Remove the chocolate from the fridge, spread the peanut butter mixture over the base evenly and carefully spread the remaining melted chocolate over the top.
Sprinkle the spiced nuts on top and return to the fridge for a minimum 30 minutes.
Remove and carefully slice.
Keep in the fridge until ready to serve, eat at your leisure.