I’m sure you’ve seen the raw millionaire’s shortbreads around, but I wanted to make something equally- well, probably more– delicious, without spending all my money on medjools and ground almonds. These little bites are perfect: a chewy oat and raisin base, splodged with a generous layer of vanilla peanut butter, and topped with a slick of unctuous coconut & chocolate ganache. They look and taste fancy and impressive, but you can throw them together in ten minutes. The only flaw is that you have to give them half an hour to set- this might be one of the toughest half hours of your life.
Makes 16 bites
Ready in ten minutes + chilling
FOR THE CHEWY FRUITY BASE
- 90g raisins or sultanas
- 50g oats
- pinch of salt
- 1 tbsp. coconut oil (you can skim this off the coconut cream)
FOR THE PEANUT FILLING
- 4 heaped tablespoons of peanut butter (preferably smooth) mixed with half a tsp. of vanilla extract
OR make your own
- 100g peanuts
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 heaped tsp. coconut oil
- PInch of salt
FOR THE COCONUT CHOCOLATE GANACHE
- 80g creamed coconut
- 1 tbsp. sweetener of your choice
- 2 tbsp. cocoa powder
- 4 tbsp. hot water
- Place the base ingredients into a food processor and blitz until broken up and sticky
- Press firmly into a container ( I find a 20x20cm lunch-box works great) to form an even layer
- If you’re making your own peanut butter, roast the nuts (skin on is fine) for 5 minutes at gas mark 5 until lightly browned. Place in the food processor with the other ingredients and blend well for a few minutes until it’s like smooth, wet sand. Spread either this or your regular peanut butter over the base in an even layer.
- Crumble or chop the coconut into a small bowl or mug, and add the cocoa powder and sweetener. Boil the kettle and add 4 tbsp. of the hot water to your mixture. Stir very thoroughly, crushing any lumps of coconut, until you have a rich, smooth, and glossy paste. Pour this over the peanut layer.
- Place in the freezer for half an hour, or in the fridge for a couple of hours (if you’re in no rush) until the chocolate has set.
- Cut into squares and let me know how long the batch lasts for at your house!