Cacao & Peanut Butter Bark

Raw chocolate has an amazing rich taste. If I had it my way, it would be my go to chocolate!
This combo of the superfoods, cacao butter and cacao powder makes a rich, creamy chocolate heaven that is beautifully nutritious. Since the cacao is raw, the nutritious qualities are locked in. Cacao is so delicious, it’s hard to believe that it is fabulous for our bodies. Generally with shop bought chocolate the negative connotations because of the added dairy and excess in sugar. This recipe however is low in sugar, using just a tad maple syrup to sweeten.

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Why keep it plain when you have so many flavours that goes beautifully with dark chocolate?! I went with my heart: peanut butter (my second love after Dillon.)  Too often I find myself in the peanut butter jar, therefore it was a no brainer for me. Peanut butter lovers, round up; you’re going to love it.

This beautiful slab is probably not something you’ll make yourself on a regular basis, but I’ve found it’s a wonderful thing you can make as a personal present. You can easily transform flavours to suit your friends or family members taste buds. Since people are beginning their Christmas shopping, why not make things much more thoughtful and do it yourself! (Can even end up saving some money!)

Cacao & Peanut Butter Bark
 
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Beautifully rich raw cacao slab, with a creamy peanut butter swirl. Indulge yourself with a nutritious treat, or surprise a friend with a homemade present this Christmas! Super quick and easy.
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Recipe type: Sweet, Snack
Cuisine: Vegan, Sweet
Ingredients
Chocolate
  • ⅓ cup cacao butter
  • ⅓ cup cacao powder
  • 2.5 tbsp. maple syrup
  • ½ tsp sea salt
Peanut Swirl
  • 1.5 tbsp. peanut butter
  • 1.5 tbsp. cacao butter
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp. chopped peanut (optional)
Instructions
  1. In a bain-marie, melt the cacao butter for the chocolate & peanut butter swirl until completely liquid
  2. In the meanwhile, in a small bowl mix together peanut butter, melted cacao butter and maple syrup. Set aside.
  3. Take the bowl off of the pan and whisk in the cacao, maple syrup and salt until smooth. Taste and sweeten with more maple syrup if necessary.
  4. Pour onto the waxy side of a sheet of baking paper/greaseproof paper, spreading with a spoon or spatula into a rectangle slab
  5. Now swirl in the peanut butter mixture with a fork, spoon or skewer.
  6. If topping with peanut, spread them on top of the slab before the chocolate sets

 

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