Peanut Crunch Slices (No Bake)

If peanut butter be the glue that holds life together, then let it spread in every crevice. There isn’t a single day I don’t eat peanut butter – most usually straight from the jar with a spoon if I’m honest (oh, the taboo!). But, for the days when I have a little extra patience, some of the best taste sensations I’ve ever encountered emerge from this love affair. Though a simple treat and certainly not one that will land me on the next series of Bake-Off, given that they’re no-bake and all, I assure you that these peanut crunch slices will seriously satisfy your peanut-buttery sweet tooth.

 For the most part, this recipe just involves throwing ingredients into a bowl and mixing them together. I’d speculate over whether this makes me a lazy chef but if Mary Berry can condone buying frozen filo pastry and salad dressings, then taking a shortcut is fine by me! Over the years since creating this website, my approach to cooking has certainly been on a bit of a journey – originally wanting to celebrate making food from scratch and relish in the time spent cultivating ingredients. But now? I just want to make food accessible and enjoyable, and put an end to demonising convenience. We live busy lives, and if a five minute fridge cake is what it takes to get us back in the kitchen, I’ll play the tune of any prepared food that goes with it.

Ingredients

  • 250g oatcakes or digestive biscuits
  • 10 tablespoons smooth peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoons date paste
  • 150g 70% dark chocolate
  • Pinch of salt
  • A handful of roasted peanut halves for topping

Method

Place your oatcakes/digestives in a sealable plastic bag and use a rolling pin to roll until completely crushed. Transfer to a bowl and add the salt. Mix, then add the peanut butter and date paste. Mix – sometimes it helps to use your hands.

Line a baking tin with greaseproof paper and spread the crunch mixture across the bottom, using a wooden spoon to flatten evenly. Place in the fridge.

Melt the dark chocolate in a glass bowl over simmering water. Once completely melted, remove the crunch mixture from the fridge and pour over the top. Use a spatula to spread evenly and cover the bottom layer – you can add a few swirls here if you like. Then, sprinkle a handful of the peanut halves over the top and return to the fridge for around 10-15 minutes to set.

Once ready, remove, slice and enjoy! These are best stored in the fridge.

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Maxine Ali

2 Comments

  1. Nicole

    August 12, 2017

    Oh, Maxine, these sound divine! And I love how simple the recipe is – definitely going to make these soon! 🙂 x

    • Maxine Ali

      August 13, 2017

      Thanks so much Nicole. I hope you love them! X

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