Peanut Butter and Coconut Slice

I go through stages of being completely addicted to peanut butter, and well... I'm there now. I could eat peanut butter on anything or just spoon it straight from the jar. Which I am often guilty of. So instead of continuing this bad habit haha, I thought I'd make a delicious slice instead. Of course the main ingredient is peanut butter.

Enjoy. :D

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup natural peanut butter (I love the Mayers brand)

  • 1 tsp vanilla bean powder or paste

  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar

  • 1 cup almond meal

  • 1 tsp bicarbonate soda

  • 1 cup desiccated coconut

  • 2/3 cup almond or coconut milk

  • 100g 80% dark chocolate, melted (I used Pumpy Jackson Coconut)

  • 2 tbsp cacao nibs (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven at 180 degrees and line a lamington tin with baking paper. 
  2. In a food processor (or large bowl) blend the peanut butter, coconut sugar and vanilla essence together.
  3. Add the almond meal, desiccated coconut, bicarb soda and almond milk. Blend until well combined. Then fold through the cacao nibs.
  4. Transfer the mixture to prepared pan and press surface with fingers to level. Bake for 20 minutes or until a skewer inserted in centre comes out clean. Cool in pan.
  5. Meanwhile melt your chocolate in a pan on a low heat. Once melted, spread over the slice. 
  6. Stand for 1 hour or until set. Slice into roughly 3cm fingers.