My procrastination monster hides most of the time.
Unless there’s a Deadline, or a Big Important Task to do. Then out he comes, magically transforming mundane tasks into exciting wonderlands of joy. Exams? Looming deadlines? Look-wow-ohmeegosh I never noticed how dirty the floor is! I should totally apply some floorboard polish. Make that three layers. With a toothbrush. Wheeeeee, awesome fun times! (true story). I completely relate to the cartoon Procrastinators cycle by the hyperactive Hyperbole and a Half. Check it out for laughs. Not to procrastinate further, of course. It’s self-awareness research. Yeah.
But bometimes a little delicious bribery is needed to break the procrastination cycle. Hellllloo Peanut Butter and Chocolate slices of heaven!
These have a crumbly cheesecake biscuit base, a squidgy peanut butter centre that tastes just like Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and a chocolate topping. Sold yet?
How about…. no baking is needed for these peanut butter and chocolate squares. Now? You’ve already got a spoon in a jar of peanut butter, haven’t you. Don’t worry, I won’t tell.
This slice is handy if you want something sweet but can’t be bothered fiddling around and waiting for things to cook. It’s also really easy to make so it’s great for involving kids in the kitchen. Yielding around 48 small squares, it’s a brilliant go-to recipe for making cake stall goodies in a jiffy.
Full credit must go to my housemate, the lovely Ms Jezza J for making these delectable squares. Thanks
Question: So i’ve admitted to polishing floors with a toothbrush to avoid work . What’s the craziest thing you’ve done to avoid a task?
PEANUT BUTTER & CHOCOLATE SLICE RECIPE
Makes 48 small squares
200g Plain Biscuits
80-100g Unsalted Butter, melted
50g Dark Muscovado Sugar (or dark Brown sugar)
200g Icing Sugar
50g Unsalted Butter
200g Smooth Peanut Butter
200g Quality Milk Chocolate
100g Quality Dark Chocolate
2 tablespoons Unsalted Butter
Line a 23cm square tray with baking paper.
To make the base, pulverise the biscuits and butter in a food processor until the mixture sticks together when compressed. Press into the bottom of the tray.
Next, whizz together the sugar, icing, butter and peanut butter until mostly combined. Press on top of the biscuit base and smooth the top.
Lastly, nuke the chocolate and butter in the microwave until melted. Heat for 20-30 second bursts, stirring after each one. Spread the chocolate on top and refrigerate the slice. When the chocolate has set, cut into small cubes.
(recipe adapted from Nigella Lawson: How to be a Domestic Goddess)