Chocolate and Peanut Bites

By Tuesday, November 11, 2014

On an occasion where you feel like treating yourself and your friends, these little squares are the most deliciously rich and indulgent bites that promise to curb your sugar cravings. Now, whilst they might not be the healthiest treats in terms of calories, they are actually packed with goodness. The dates and walnuts add serious nutritional value to these bites, strengthening your digestive system. Peanuts contain lots of beneficial nutrients, minerals and antioxidants and the maple syrup acts as a natural sweetener; a much better alternative to processed white sugar. These are great cut into little squares and served parties, or my personal favourite...tucked away in a tin and kept all to yourself! The choice is yours...



You will need:

Base:
10 medjool dates
85g walnuts, roasted
sea salt

Peanut Butter:
500g peanuts
sea salt

Chocolate Spread:
240g walnuts, roasted
1 heaped tbsp cocoa powder
5 tbsp maple syrup
5 tbsp almond milk


Begin by blitzing the dates and walnuts with a pinch of sea salt in a food processor. Once it forms little clusters, pour into your cake tin. Press down to form a base, cover with clingfilm and place in the freezer. 



Then, make your peanut butter. Place 3/4 of the peanuts into your food processor and blitz until a smooth paste forms. Add in the remaining peanuts and blitz a few times. Spoon on-top of the walnut base, cover again with clingfilm and place back in the freezer. 




Finally, make the chocolate spread. Give your food processor a quick clean and then blitz the walnuts until they form a smooth paste. Add in the cocoa, maple syrup and milk. Blend until everything is well combined, then spoon on-top of the peanut butter layer of the cake. 




Return to the freezer for at least an hour. When you are ready to serve, gently push the cake out of the tin and cut into small squares. Enjoy!









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