Dessert

decadent raw peanut butter chocolate bars

July 9, 2014

natural peanut butter chocolate bites (inspired by reeses fast break)I love Reeses Fast Breaks. You know the candy, right? They are, my weakness. And I have no clue what’s going on recently, but either they got very popular or they’re being stripped from the shelves of grocery stores! I never heard about them being recalled or discontinued, but dammit. Where are they!?

Granted…they probably, really, aren’t that good for you. I know this. I know this. I’m trying to break myself of the habit (which, is rather easy when the candy you so love can’t be found anywhere!).

Anyways, it’s this lack of candy (and want of candy) that led me to making these little Reeses bites.

Now, if you are a Fast Break fan like I am, I must warn you, they do not have the same taste as Reeses. Something tells me you can’t find that flavor in nature. But it has the same components–nougat, chocolate and peanut butter. Just in a more natural, raw way.

But before we get into all that, can we just admire these flowers I got at the farmers market? And how great my stevia and mint plants are doing? I have never had a green thumb, so the fact all these plants are living and thriving at one time is a miracle and needs to be recognized.

flower power on midwestlovefest natural peanut butter chocolate bites (inspired by reeses fast break) peony & peanut butterOkay, back to the nutty bites.

This is my first go at making chocolate with coconut oil. Holy hell is it easy. But, you do still get a coconut-y flavor from it. So, if that’s not your jam, I suggest you melt chocolate chips instead, for a slightly more familiar flavor.

Then, coat the bottom of an ice cube tray with the chocolate. Lesson learned here: make sure there is a fairly thick coating of chocolate, and don’t forget the sides! Because, when you flip it, that top chocolate piece is sort of containing all the peanut butter goodness. So the thicker, the better. Then, throw it in the freezer (the chocolate hardens fast, so it doesn’t need to be in that long).

After that, take out the tray and press the nougat on top of the chocolate, evenly distributing it throughout each “cube.” Throw that in the freezer for about 30 minutes.

natural peanut butter chocolate bites (inspired by reeses fast break)natural peanut butter chocolate bites (inspired by reeses fast break)natural peanut butter chocolate bites (inspired by reeses fast break)natural peanut butter chocolate bites (inspired by reeses fast break)Next, take a knife and spread the peanut butter on top of each piece, till you can no longer see the nougat. This should be pretty easy, as the peanut butter is fairly soft. Throw in the freezer for another 30-60 mins.

Finally, use a new batch of chocolate and spread it on top of each bite, till you can no longer see the peanut butter. Place back in the freezer for 60+ minutes. In this case, the longer it’s in the freezer, the better. Too early, and the four layers will come flying apart.

Take out of the freezer, pry each piece from the tray and enjoy the raw, nutty amazingness! And side note, unlike Fast Breaks, these are really filling. Probably all the protein from the nut and almond butter (in the nougat). But I swear, one bite you’ll be full.

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raw peanut butter chocolate bites (inspired by Reeses Fast Break)
 
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layers of chocolate and nutty goodness in one bite
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Serves: 1-12
Ingredients
  • NOUGAT
  • ½ cup almond butter
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 tsp coconut flour
  • CHOCOLATE (1ST LAYER)
  • 5 tbsp coconut oil
  • 5 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼-1/2 cup all natural peanut butter
  • CHOCOLATE (2ND LAYER)
  • 5 tbsp coconut oil
  • 5 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Start by mixing together all the ingredients for the first layer of chocolate.
  2. Generously coat each ice cube box with the chocolate, including the sides.
  3. Place in freezer for 15 minutes.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together the nougat ingredients until doughy.
  5. Divide into small pieces and press on top of the chocolate.
  6. Place in freezer for 15 minutes.
  7. Take out, and coat each piece with peanut butter until you can no longer see the nougat.
  8. Place in freezer for 30 minutes.
  9. Mix second batch of chocolate in a bowl.
  10. Take the tray out and top each cube off with the chocolate.
  11. Place in freezer for at least 60 minutes, so that each individual layer freezes together.
  12. Take out of the freezer and, using a knife, pry each piece from the tray. If it was in the freezer long enough, the entire "bite" should stay together.
  13. Enjoy!

 

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4 Comments

  • Reply April Louise July 9, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    This looks absolutely delicious, I really like the way you have styled and photographed the chocolate bites in the last shot. Yummy!

    • Reply nicole July 11, 2014 at 2:46 pm

      Thank you! 🙂

  • Reply Dad July 10, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    Love your site.My first visit here.

    • Reply nicole July 11, 2014 at 2:47 pm

      Thank you 😉

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