This weekend I needed a quick fix for a sugar craving. I am going through a very sugary phase right now where it could literally eat sweet stuff for breakfast. You guys know what I am talking about. So I whipped up a slice which requires less than 10 ingredients and half an hour to make. I couldn’t believe how much it reminded me of Cookie Dough hence my Cookie Dough Slice with Chocolate Coating was born!
- 1 cup peanuts or half cup peanut butter
- 1 cup raw cashews
- 1/2 cup date sugar or pitted dates (pre-soaked in hot water and drained)
- 1 tbsp vanilla essence
- 2 tbsp rice syrup (or just dates to make it sugarfree)
- 1 banana
- handful chopped dark chocolate and some extra walnuts
For the base place the peanut butter, cashews, vanilla essence, dates, banana, and syrup in the blender. You should end up with quite a sticky dough like consistency. If it is still too dry add 2-3 tbsp of your favorite plant-based milk. Remove the mixture from the blender into a clean bowl. Chop some dark vegan chocolate and fold it into the dough. Add some walnuts too if you like that extra bite – I certainly do! Line a bread loaf tin with paper and press the mixture into the tin using your hands. Transfer to the freezer while you prepare the chocolate coating.
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 4 tbsp rice syrup
For the chocolate coating melt the coconut oil, mix in the cocoa powder and add the syrup – stir well. Remove the tin from the freezer and pour the liquid chocolate coating over the cookie base. Return to the freezer for an hour. Remove the whole thing from the tin by pulling up the wax paper and Lifting it onto a chopping board. Cut slices as desired and decorate with cocoa nibs. It is best to store the Cookie Dough Slice with Chocolate Coating in the freezer in an airtight container.