Peanut Butter Chocolate Slice

August 25, 2010

Peanut Butter Chocolate Slice

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

Base:
200g Plain Biscuits
80-100g Unsalted Butter, melted

Filling:
50g Dark Muscovado Sugar (or dark Brown sugar)
200g Icing Sugar
50g Unsalted Butter
200g Smooth Peanut Butter

Topping:
200g Quality Milk Chocolate
100g Quality Dark Chocolate
2 tablespoons Unsalted Butter

DIRECTIONS

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)



How to be A Domestic Goddess

  • http://butterheartssugar.blogspot.com Kara@butterheartssugar

    I am indeed sold! Very much loving the combination of peanut butter at the moment.

  • http://butterheartssugar.blogspot.com Kara@butterheartssugar

    I am indeed sold! Very much loving the combination of peanut butter at the moment.

  • http://www.berrytravels.com Celeste @ Berrytravels

    Yum yum yum yum yum!!! Too bad peanut butter isn’t a big thing in the household, because these look and sound absolutely amazing!

    As for procrastinating… I’m actually procrastinating right now by staying on the computer when I’m supposed to go to bed to sleep. UMM.

  • http://www.berrytravels.com Celeste @ Berrytravels

    Yum yum yum yum yum!!! Too bad peanut butter isn’t a big thing in the household, because these look and sound absolutely amazing!

    As for procrastinating… I’m actually procrastinating right now by staying on the computer when I’m supposed to go to bed to sleep. UMM.

  • http://thecakemistress.com Cake Mistress

    ha ha, me too! Doing the old Facebook -> Twitter -> Facebook -> YouTube -> Facebook etc So much for sleep o_0

  • http://thecakemistress.com Cake Mistress

    ha ha, me too! Doing the old Facebook -> Twitter -> Facebook -> YouTube -> Facebook etc So much for sleep o_0

  • http://dunnntoperfection.blogspot.com/ Cath

    When I was teaching and it was report writing time I would manage to clean my house top to bottom!!! There was vacuuming, dusting, polishing everything to be done except a whole class of grade 5/6 reports! This feeling never surfaced at any other time!!

  • http://dunnntoperfection.blogspot.com/ Cath

    When I was teaching and it was report writing time I would manage to clean my house top to bottom!!! There was vacuuming, dusting, polishing everything to be done except a whole class of grade 5/6 reports! This feeling never surfaced at any other time!!

  • Astral

    Oh he’ll yes! How fantastically delicious do these look?!

  • Astral

    Oh he’ll yes! How fantastically delicious do these look?!

  • http://katieskitchen.wordpress.com Katie

    That looks delish!

  • http://katieskitchen.wordpress.com Katie

    That looks delish!

  • http://www.testwithskewer.blogspot.com shaz

    Where do I send money? These square have my name written all over them ;P

    I cannot believe you cleaned the floor with a toothbrush. Um, I just stay up really late (like 3am late) reading (must finish book) when I know I should really go to sleep to face whatever task it is I have the next day.

  • http://www.testwithskewer.blogspot.com shaz

    Where do I send money? These square have my name written all over them ;P

    I cannot believe you cleaned the floor with a toothbrush. Um, I just stay up really late (like 3am late) reading (must finish book) when I know I should really go to sleep to face whatever task it is I have the next day.

  • http://www.notquitenigella.com Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Haha Larry is quite cute I have to say for a monster (and smiling too!). This looks scrumptious. And I had to laugh about cleaning the floor with a toothbrush-I’ve done it! :P

  • http://www.notquitenigella.com Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Haha Larry is quite cute I have to say for a monster (and smiling too!). This looks scrumptious. And I had to laugh about cleaning the floor with a toothbrush-I’ve done it! :P

  • http://ironchefshellie.com Iron Chef Shellie

    lol! Hi to Larry!

    I love peanut butter and chocolate together!

  • http://ironchefshellie.com Iron Chef Shellie

    lol! Hi to Larry!

    I love peanut butter and chocolate together!

  • http://www.holdthebeef.com Conor @ HoldtheBeef

    I spent some of my undergrad years living in a house with two GIGANTIC lawns. I spent countless hours weeding them with a little weeder tool, by hand. They would of course grow back, so it was a neverending task. Perfect for the procrastinator.

    Great simple treat!

  • http://www.holdthebeef.com Conor @ HoldtheBeef

    I spent some of my undergrad years living in a house with two GIGANTIC lawns. I spent countless hours weeding them with a little weeder tool, by hand. They would of course grow back, so it was a neverending task. Perfect for the procrastinator.

    Great simple treat!

  • http://thecakemistress.com Cake Mistress

    oh yes, the cleaning monster emerges! Washing and ironing and dusting never looks so good :)

  • http://thecakemistress.com Cake Mistress

    oh yes, the cleaning monster emerges! Washing and ironing and dusting never looks so good :)

  • http://thecakemistress.com Cake Mistress

    Shucks :)
    I was 17 and home alone (supposed to be) studing for my Tertiary Entrance Exams. A good book is a much better idea!

  • http://thecakemistress.com Cake Mistress

    Shucks :)
    I was 17 and home alone (supposed to be) studing for my Tertiary Entrance Exams. A good book is a much better idea!

  • http://www.chocolatesuze.com chocolatesuze

    bahaha larry always shows up late at night for me! ive cleaned the oven with a toothbrush but um not the floor lol im impressed! i love the sound of that peanut butter layer!

  • http://www.chocolatesuze.com chocolatesuze

    bahaha larry always shows up late at night for me! ive cleaned the oven with a toothbrush but um not the floor lol im impressed! i love the sound of that peanut butter layer!

  • http://thecakemistress.com Cake Mistress

    Thanks Lorraine. Glad to know i’m not alone in the toothbrush cleaning brigade :)

  • http://thecakemistress.com Cake Mistress

    Thanks Lorraine. Glad to know i’m not alone in the toothbrush cleaning brigade :)

  • http://thecakemistress.com Cake Mistress

    I imagine weeding those little suckers was therapeutic too! Hmmm… need a garden methinks ….

  • http://thecakemistress.com Cake Mistress

    I imagine weeding those little suckers was therapeutic too! Hmmm… need a garden methinks ….

  • http://thecakemistress.com Cake Mistress

    Yes! Another tootbrush warrior. Now that you mention it, my oven DOES need a clean …. Essay? What essay!

  • http://thecakemistress.com Cake Mistress

    Yes! Another tootbrush warrior. Now that you mention it, my oven DOES need a clean …. Essay? What essay!

  • http://bubbleandsweet.blogspot.com/ Linda V

    Mmmmm peanut butter slice is so devine, it never lasts long in our household. Yours looks totally delish, and I like how you have made the whole thing no bake.

  • http://bubbleandsweet.blogspot.com/ Linda V

    Mmmmm peanut butter slice is so devine, it never lasts long in our household. Yours looks totally delish, and I like how you have made the whole thing no bake.

  • http://bettysbites.blogspot.com betty

    yummmmm

  • http://bettysbites.blogspot.com betty

    yummmmm

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  • http://www.moolollybar.com.au/ Spencer @ Moo-Lolly-Bar

    Now that’s my idea of a treat! It just looks amazing. Almost too good to eat. Almost!

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  • Anonymous

    Hello,
    I’ve not tried crunchy peanut butter in these before, but I can’t see why it wouldn’t work. Might add a nice texture. If anything, you might have to increase the butter slightly so it’s not too thick.

    Regards,
    Emma

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