Salted Peanut Butter Slab

This vegan and gluten free salted peanut butter slab recipe is the dream! You definitely need to try this recipe if you’re a fan of chocolate and peanut butter. When we were first experimenting with different peanut butter caramels, it was clear that this is an easy winner. These chocolatey peanut squares have been my favourite thing for so long. I’m so happy with how they have turned out. This recipe is so easy to make and will definitely put a smile on everyones face. Even better, to make sure you always have a delicious treat on hand, you can make a tray of these in advance and store them in the freezer.

If you want to try some more delicious peanuty chocolatey goodness, check out these peanut butter fondants – yum!

I hope you all enjoy making and eating these as much as I did. Please use the #LIVIASKITCHEN hashtag when you upload your photos so that I can see all of your delicious creations.

ingredients

Nougat Base

  • 135g rolled oats or oat flour (1 & 1/4 cups)
  • 125g ground almonds (1 & 1/4 cups)
  • 75ml maple syrup (1/4 cup & 1 tbsp)
  • 20g coconut oil (2 tbsp)
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla powder

Peanut Caramel

  • 350g pitted Medjool dates (19 dates)
  • 150g smooth peanut butter (1 cup)
  • 15g coconut oil (1 tbsp)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 40g peanuts (1/2 cup
  • best toasted!)
  • 30ml water (2 tbsp
  • if needed)

Raw Chocolate

  • 115g coconut oil (1/2 cup)
  • 60ml maple syrup (1/4 cup)
  • 50g cacao powder (1/2 cup)
  • 2 tsp vanilla powder
  • A pinch of salt

Topping

  • 40g peanuts (1/2 cup)
time
Clock
1 hr 25
prep:
25
cook:
1 hour (setting)
level
2
Easy
method
  • Choose a small square brownie tin and place a square of baking parchment in the bottom (this really helps get the slabs out later!)

  • To make the Nougat Base:
    If using oats, place them in a food processor and grind to a flour like consistency. If using oat flour, just add it to the blender.

  • Add all the other ingredients and pulse until it comes together when you pinch it in your hand. If it is still too crumbly to hold together, add a 1/2 – 1 tablespoon of water.

  • Press into the tin and place it in the freezer while you make the peanut caramel filling.

  • Peanut Caramel Filling:
    Pit the dates and blend them until they form a paste.

  • Add the other ingredients, except for the whole peanuts, blending until a smooth caramel forms. Add 20ml of water in splashes (if needed!). You want a thick but spreadable caramel

  • Toast the peanuts in a dry frying pan then add them into the blender and pulse a few times so that they are combined with the caramel mixture (you still want there to be peanut chunks).

  • Spread the caramel onto the base and then return it to the freezer.

  • Raw Chocolate Topping:
    Melt the Coconut oil in a small saucepan on a low heat.

  • Once melted, whisk in the maple syrup, then add all the other ingredients. Whisk until you have a smooth and shiny chocolate.

  • Pour the chocolate onto the other two layers and leave to set in the freezer for at least an hour.

  • Remove from the freezer 10-15 minutes before slicing to prevent it from cracking.

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