There seem to be loads of peanut butter and chocolate creations floating around social media. Being a huge peanut butter fan I decided it was time to whip up a creation using I am Vital coconut icing sugar for the topping.
It is so easy to use I am Vital coconut icing sugar as the base and just add cacao or cocoa powder to make it in to chocolate icing. In this recipe I just heated it with some coconut oil to make a smooth chocolate topping for the slice. I love being able to make easy chocolate toppings which are refined sugar free. Full recipe below.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Slice Recipe
3/4 cup desiccated coconut
1/4 cup oats
1/4 cup almond meal
4 tbsp peanut butter (we used a mixture of smooth and crunchy)
1 tbsp rice malt syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp coconut oil
1/2 cup I am Vital coconut icing sugar
2 tbsp cacao powder
Line a tart tray (I used a rectangular one 35cm long and 12cm wide) or loaf tin with baking paper.
Put coconut oil, rice malt syrup and vanilla in a saucepan and melt, mixing with a wooden spoon until fully melted and mixed.
Turn heat off, add remaining base ingredients. Mix well then pour mixture in to the tray and smooth to cover the base. Put base in the fridge while you make the icing.
Rinse out saucepan then pour icing ingredients in to saucepan. Heat and mix until coconut icing sugar has dissolved.
Remove tray with base from the fridge and pour icing over the top. Spread evenly.
I chopped almonds and cacao nibs and sprinkled them on top, but you could leave it as is or add a sprinkling of your choice such as raspberries, coconut etc. Put back in the fridge to set for 2 - 3 hours.
Slice and eat!