New research has found that teenage girls who eat peanut butter twice a week cut their risk of developing breast cancer by 39%! Now, I don’t feel qualified to give you the science behind this but apparently the high proportion of Vitamin E in peanuts can cut the risk of benign breast tumours (which can lead to even scarier tumours) by this significant proportion*. Could just be another superfood story, but it’s not the first time Peanut Butter has been heralded for it’s nutritional properties. I love the stuff for pre-workout energy snacks, high in protein and slow release carbs.
These bars are like fake Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and actually require *NO COOKING AT ALL*! So whatever your reason, get some of the crunchy stuff down your gob and feel good about it!
Recipe – Nigella Lawson, How To Be a Domestic Goddess
For the base
- 50 cm muscovado sugar
- 200 grams icing sugar
- 50 grams unsalted butter
- 200 grams smooth peanut butter
For the topping
- 200 grams milk chocolate
- 100 grams plain chocolate
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- Stir all the ingredients for the base together until it resembles soft, damp sand.
- Press the sandy mixture into a 23cm sq lined brownie tin and press down the surface as even as possible. If you have kids, this bit is fun so don’t let them do it!
- To make the topping simply put the chocolate and butter in a glass bowl and microwave for only a minute or two to melt.
- Spread on base and put the tin in the fridge to set.
- When the chocolate has hardened, warm a sharp knife under warm water and cut into mini squares to serve.