When I saw Celia's homemade peanut butter filled chocolates recently, on Fig Jam and Lime Cordial, I was filled with a desire for something similar in my own kitchen. Sadly, that desire wasn't strong enough to motivate me into making an equivalent product. Celia's exquisite chocolates are individually filled with peanut butter and made in neat little moulds, and this week I lacked the patience or energy to replicate her efforts.
Instead, I made these crispy dark chocolate peanut butter bites. They aren't quite the same, but they are very good. As a bonus? You may be able to make them with ingredients already in your cupboards (I could!) and they take about 5 minutes to put together.
Crispy dark chocolate peanut butter bites
Dense, rich, and delightful.
Makes 16 bites.
1/4 cup good quality cocoa powder
1/8 cup maple syrup (add 1-2 tbsp more if you like your chocolate sweet)
4 tbsp coconut oil
3 tbsp peanut butter
1 cup puffed cereal
Small muffin liners, for setting
In a heat proof bowl, melt the cocoa powder, maple syrup, coconut oil and peanut butter together over low heat.
When the chocolate mixture is smooth, add the puffed cereal and mix to combine.
Spoon the mixture into small muffin liners or other moulds. Set in the fridge for several hours and then store in the fridge thereafter.
These, dear readers, I call exciting.
Submitted to Healthy Vegan Friday #54.
What's your approach to chocolate? Do you have firm favourites, or do you like to rotate through different options?