Vegan peanut butter squares recipe

Vegan peanut butter squares recipe

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Using only four ingredients, these chocolatey treats with a hint of coconut are the perfect Christmas snack or homemade gift. And, as they're vegan they can be enjoyed by everyone. Top with peanuts for extra crunch. See method

  • Makes 16
  • 20 mins prep, 10 mins cooking, plus 3 hrs to cool
  • 246 calories / serving

Ingredients

  • 325g smooth peanut butter
  • 150g coconut flour
  • 115ml maple syrup
  • 200g Finest dark cooking chocolate

Each serving contains

  • Energy

    1020kj
    246kcal
    12%
  • Fat

    19g 27%
  • Saturates

    6g 32%
  • Sugars

    7g 8%
  • Salt

    0.2g 4%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 9.3g Protein 7.4g Fibre 5.6g

Method

  1. Stir together the peanut butter, coconut flour and maple syrup until it forms a smooth dough. Line the base and a little way up the sides of a 20 x 20cm baking tin with baking paper. Spoon the mixture into the tin. Use a spoon to press the mixture into the corners, covering the base of the tin. Cover with clingfilm and rub to create a really smooth surface. Chill in the fridge for 2 hrs until firm.
  2. Remove from the fridge and use the baking paper to lift the mixture out of the tin. Cut into 16 squares with a sharp knife and trim away any excess mixture to form neat squares. Return to the fridge until ready to use.
  3. Chop the chocolate and put in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water, making sure the bottom of the bowl does not touch the water. Leave to gently melt for a couple of mins. You can also do this on low in the microwave.
  4. Dip each peanut butter square into the melted chocolate until it’s covered all over. Shake off any excess and place on a tray lined with baking paper. Leave until cool and set. Can be stored in the fridge for up to 4 days.
  5. Tip: for a crunchy topping, roughly chop 25g salted peanuts and scatter over the top of each square.

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