by Shona Husk
It’s hot in Australia during Christmas so the last thing you really want to be doing is baking. This recipe is super quick and only uses one pot… it’s no bake peanut butter chocolate slice!
As the name suggests there is no baking, just the painful 2-3hrs as you wait for it to set in the fridge. On the plus side you can lick the pot as there are no raw eggs!
Here is the original recipe: http://www.barefeetinthekitchen.com/2013/03/no-bake-chocolate-peanut-butter-coconut-bites-recipe.html
I changed some of the cup measurements to weights because you can stick the saucepan on the scales and add to the pot (plus have you ever tried to put peanut butter in a cup and then scrape it out? Not fun. Ditto for the honey.).
Melt these together:
- 1 cup peanut butter (250g, crunchy or smooth it doesn’t seem to matter. Maybe live dangerously and try almond butter?)
- 1/2 cup honey (150g)
- 1/2 cup unrefined coconut oil (80g)
Stir these into the saucepan with the melted stuff:
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup desiccated coconut
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans (or walnuts, whatever you have in the pantry)
- 1 1/4 cups dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips (220g dark chocolate)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Press into a slice tin or whatever pan you have handy and put in the fridge. Lining the pan with baking paper will make it easier to get out.
No you can’t cut a slice off the edge…okay you know you want to…
Okay! Now you can cut it into small pieces. Small because this slice is rich.
Shona Husk’s sexy new adult series about emerging rock band Selling the Sun concludes this month with a story about a woman who doesn’t want to connect, a man who’s forgotten how and the friendships that save our lives.