Peanut Butter Bites

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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

Method

  • 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!

2

  • 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.

3

  • When the chocolate has hardened, warm a sharp knife under warm water and cut into mini squares to serve.

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*http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2438566/Teenage-girls-eat-peanut-butter-twice-week-reduce-risk-breast-cancer-39.html

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9 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Bites

    • they seem so quick and effortless when you don’t have to turn on an oven! To be honest, as long as the base looks like damp sand (and you can compress it in the tin) and the top is melted chocolate, you could guess the quantities? Nigellas website often does conversions to American cup measures…might be helpful?

    • Thanks! Trust me, they are! Whenever I ask my boyfriend what dessert to make, no matter what the occassion, he wants these (sweet, but useless…!)

  1. Oh, those look so good! Naughty good–as in, “I better not eat too many of those at once.” ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll have to give it a try.

    Thanks for stopping by my site. I appreciate it!

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