Raw peanut-caramel chocolate bar

Raw peanut-caramel chocolate bar

By
From
Eat This, My Friend
Makes
12 squares
Photographer
Jade O'Donahoo; Huw Rogers

This would have to be my most popular recipe to date. And I understand why – a healthy version of everyone’s favourite chocolate bar, vegan and gluten free, without compromising on the flavour. A batch of these makes an excellent gift to bring to parties and is a great small dessert after dinner. And, in my opinion, these bars are even better than the original.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient

Base

Quantity Ingredient
195g almonds
40g linseeds
90g medjool dates, pitted, (plus 1 or 2 extra)
80g peanuts, (dry toasted, optional)

Caramel

Quantity Ingredient
60g crunchy peanut butter
65g tahini
60ml melted coconut oil, cooled
125ml rice malt syrup

Top

Quantity Ingredient
125ml melted coconut oil
60ml rice malt syrup
30g raw cacao powder
65g tahini

Method

  1. To make the base, pulse the almonds and linseeds in a food processor until they resemble coarse breadcrumbs. Add the dates, one by one, and pulse again until the mixture comes together. If it still seems a little dry, add an extra date or two.
  2. Next, line a square cake tin with baking paper and press the mixture into the tin so you have a firm even layer.
  3. Scatter the peanuts over the top of the base and press them into the mixture.
  4. To make the caramel, blitz all the ingredients and a big pinch of salt in a food processor until combined. Pour the caramel mixture over the base you have prepared and set aside in the freezer while you prepare the top layer.
  5. For the chocolate top, use a whisk or fork to combine the ingredients in a bowl.
  6. Remove the tin from the freezer and pour the chocolate mixture over the caramel layer. Smooth over with the back of a spoon until the caramel layer is completely covered and you have a nice even chocolate coating.
  7. Place in the freezer to set for at least an hour, then cut into small squares using a sharp knife.
  8. Try not to eat the whole batch in one sitting!
  9. The bars will keep in the fridge for 5 days, or for 2 weeks in the freezer.
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Vegetarian
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