Snack’d Ep. #2 | Peanut Butter Chocolate tarts

Amid a drab day, the only ‘pick me up’ I have is Chocolate. Why dispossess oneself of sweets to call it a healthy diet; rather pick the right ones. Let me apprise you that this sweet indulgence that I share today comes packed with antioxidants, minerals, healthy fats and fibres. Don’t believe me?
Run through the ingredient list and you will. Discovering the recipe two years back, to this date it astounds me that something so quick and simple could give such a  smashing product.
On The Menu >> Peanut Butter & Chocolate Tarts
Nutritional Facts:
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Chocolate + Peanut Butter  = Healthy ?!
You must be wondering, how ? Well, peanuts are known to be the richest source of biotin. They even score points for being rich in minerals like manganese, copper and vitamins E & B1 and more. Thus making nut butters a better substitute for the pasteurized one we use in making cakes and cookies.  As for dark chocolate, it has antioxidants and ‘love’ we all need. This is a vegan recipe and I have used egg less oatmeal cookies for the base/crust. Oats again are a great source for copper, zinc, magnesium, biotin, Vit B1, dietary fibre.
Ingredients:
  1. Dark Chocolate (50% cocoa or more) – 100g
  2. Peanut Butter – 3 tbsp
  3. Sea Salt – A pinch
  4. High Fibre biscuits/ Granola – 100g
Instructions:
  1. Blitz the digestive cookies or granola in a processor till it turns into a coarse powder. Alternatively, put the cookies in a zip lock bag and crush them with a rolling-pin.
  2. Add 2 heaped tablespoons of peanut butter (smooth or chunky) to the biscuit crumbs and mix them well for the dough to bind.
  3. Add the mixture to a container/mould lined with parchment paper. Layer this base smoothly and freeze for an hour.
  4. Next, we need to melt the dark chocolate in a double boiler. In case you decide to microwave the chocolate, keep a close watch. Let the chocolate cool down at room temperature.
  5. In a small pan, heat 1 tbsp of peanut butter on a low flame.
  6. Once the base is set and chocolate is at room temperature, pour it over the base evenly.
  7. Drizzle the melted peanut butter on top using a spoon or sprinkle some sea salt over and put the dish back in the fridge for another hour.

 

 

Having a lackadaisical moment during the day or running late on a Monday morning, grab one of these treats with coffee for that much needed energy. Overjoyed with my company, I’ll now be heading to my lounging corner. Make and relish the chocolate & peanut butter bars/tarts.
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