I’ve said it a million times before and I’ll say it again – the chocolate and peanut butter combination is the best food combination. Ever. So imagine my delight when I discovered this recipe via Instagram. It was like all my Christmases had come at once :)
This recipe is courtesy of Hippie Lane.
1 cup (120g) walnuts
1 cup (80g) desiccated coconut
¼ cup (60ml) rice malt syrup (I used maple syrup)
8 Californian dates ( or Medjool dates)
½ tablespoon cacao powder
2 cups (500g) peanut butter
4 ripe bananas
1 teaspoon vanilla powder (or equivalent vanilla extract)
3 tablespoon coconut oil
2 tablespoon cacao powder
1 tablespoon extra coconut oil
Chocolate Drizzle: (optional)
½ cup (90g) dark sugar free chocolate
1) Line a loaf tin with baking paper.
2) Place walnuts in the food processor and process until nuts have broken down into small pieces.
3) Add coconut, dates, syrup, cacao powder and salt and process. The mixture should begin to stick together.
4) Press base mixture into prepared loaf tin and spread evenly.
Notice how straight my baking paper is lined? I usually scrunch the paper in. I found a very helpful video which explained how to line a loaf tin.
5) Place in the freezer.
6) Blitz banana, peanut butter, vanilla and 3 tbsp coconut oil in the processor until mixture is completely smooth.
7) Remove tin from freezer. Divide the filling in half, and pour one half over the base. Place the tin back in the freezer.
8) Add cacao powder and extra 1 tbsp coconut oil to the remaining filling and process.
9) Remove the tin from the freezer and spread remaining filling evenly to complete the three layer slice. Set in freezer for at least 8 hours.
10) Remove cake from tin, and cut into slices. Place pieces on their side on a sheet of baking paper.
Chocolate drizzle (optional)
1) Place chocolate in a stainless steel bowl over a saucepan of boiling water. Once the chocolate begins to melt, reduce the heat to simmer and stir chocolate until it has fully melted. Remove from heat.
Note: I made my own chocolate using:
2 tablespoons coconut oil, softened
2 tablespoons cacao powder
1/2 teaspoon maple syrup.
In a small bowl, combine all three ingredients and mix until well combined. taste the mixture, and adjust sweetness, to taste.
2) With a spoon, drizzle each slice with melted chocolate in a zig-zag motion.
Best eaten within 30-40 minutes of removing from freezer.
OMG! Amazing! These slices were to die for. Natural and healthy. Free from all the sugar, flour and butter of the usual desserts. And no baking! The recipe is simple to follow. The slices were easy to make. And you can store them in the fridge or freezer. It’s a guilt free treat :)
“Raw food desserts are the getaway drug to healthy eating” ~ Kevin Gianni