Peanut butter and chocolate biscuit squares are the ultimate way to have a full blown, deliciously gooey, outrageously tasty treat. Seriously – this recipe is all about indulgence.
Yes I know this isn’t very fitting with the healthy eating side of things, but sometimes a helping of chocolate – slash – peanut butter – slash – digestive biscuits, all in one mouthful; is just what is needed. I think I need to make my peace with this right now and be up front about the fact that I will never, ever give up desserts or chocolates.
As desserts are massively lacking in my recipe archives; this post is all about rectifying that and making room for my need to eat chocolate. Calorie counting or reducing fat content is not what this recipe is about, in any way – this is an all out gorge yourself dessert.
So now we know whats going on lets talk about peanut butter.
Its not something I usually eat in massive quantities, I’m not really a fan of it on its own or even on toast (or in a peanut butter and jam sandwich for that matter, whats that all about?). However, there are a couple of things that peanut butter works really well with. Firstly, its an absolute must in satay sauce. I love satay sauce just as dip or smothered over chicken and grilled; its truly delicious and my own satay sauce recipe wouldn’t be complete without a dollop of peanut butter. Secondly, peanut butter is a fabulous partner to chocolate; the mixture of sweet and salty means any peanut butter and chocolate dessert will be an instant hit. The other crazy thing about peanut butter is how ridiculously easy it is to make yourself – should you be able to get your hands on some peanuts that is. I really struggled, as all the peanuts in my local supermarket were either dry roasted or covered in salt. So homemade peanut butter is for another day and this recipe just uses the average stuff out of a jar, nice and simple.
So this is a really easy dessert with no need for any baking. There’s a bit of butter and chocolate melting and then a bit of mixing, but its mainly about layering, setting and eating.
This recipe makes enough to fill one 9″ by 9″ square tin. From this I cut out 25 squares; so its a brilliant dessert if you have a few mouths to feed. But it will also keep in a tin for at least a week, so its perfect to have as stand-by, emergency treat as well 🙂
WARNING – read the nutritional information at your own risk.