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Peanut Butter Slices | Easy Raw Dessert by Ella Mills | WorldofVegan.com | #vegan #desserts #rawvegan #peanutbutter #slices

Peanut Butter Slices

  • Author: Ella Mills
  • Prep Time: 1 hr
  • Cook Time: 1 hr 30 mins
  • Total Time: 2 hrs 30 mins
  • Yield: 18 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Countertop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

An almond, date, and oat base topped with a sticky, sweet peanut middle and finished with a creamy chocolate topping, these slices are very indulgent and delicious, which is always a winner in our house. We’ve had so many emails asking for this recipe, so for all of you who wrote us, here it is!


Ingredients

Scale

For the base

  • 1 cup (7 oz) of Medjool dates, pitted
  • ¾ cup (2.6 oz) of porridge oats
  • 2 tablespoons of cacao powder (or cocoa powder)
  • 1 cup (3 oz) of flaked almonds

For the middle layer

  • cup (5.3 oz) of Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 ½ cups (12.3 oz) of smooth peanut butter
  • ¼ cup (1.7 fl oz) of coconut milk (from a carton)

For the top layer (can substitute melted dark chocolate)

  • cup (2.5 fl oz) of maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons of cacao butter
  • 2 tablespoons of cacao powder
  • 1 handful of peanuts, roughly chopped

Instructions

  1. Line a 11 x 7 inches (29 x 18cm) baking tray with baking parchment.
  2. Start by making the base. Place the dates in a food processor and pulse until a paste has formed.
  3. Add the ground oats and cacao powder and pulse until well combined.
  4. Finally, add the flaked almonds and give it a final pulse to mix them through.
  5. Spread the mixture out in the prepared tray and leave in the fridge to set for 10–15 minutes, until firm.
  6. Make the middle layer by placing the dates in a food processor and pulsing until a paste has formed. Add the peanut butter and coconut milk and pulse until smooth.
  7. Spread the mixture over the base and leave to set in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  8. Finally, make the topping by placing the maple syrup, cacao butter, and powder in a small pan over a low heat. Heat until the cacao butter has melted, around 5–10 minutes.
  9. Pour the mixture over the peanut butter layer and use a spatula to spread it out evenly. Leave to set in the fridge for 1–2 hours, sprinkling a handful of chopped peanuts over the top after about 1 hour, when it is quite firm but before it has fully set.
  10. When ready, lift the set mixture out the baking tray and cut into slices or squares.

Notes

  • If you don’t like peanuts, you can use another nut butter for the middle layer—almond or cashew butter both work well.

Keywords: chocolate, dessert, peanut butter, raw