If you have stopped by my blog because you found yourself drooling over a truly indulgent, glorified chocolate bar, while you were idly scrolling through Pinterest or Instagram, this afternoon: complete with a creamy layer of your favourite nut butter. Well, guys, this is not a ruse, you have come to the right place – I got you covered, boo!
I always seem to create something ridiculously rich and moreish, whenever I’m in pain, hormonal or just feeling sorry for myself – you should see how terribly decadent and dirty my brownies get during this time. Unfortunately, this week I was feeling all of those feels and I needed something that would easily satisfy and heal me, and my self-pity. So of course, I invited sugar, fat and chocolate to the party, and the four of us had a late night blast, in my kitchen.
The worst part about these no-bake bites, they take all of 10 minutes to prepare. Not something you wanna hear when you’re craving the contents of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, now is it, guys? Needless to say, I ate quite a few of these for breakfast, while trying to snap some half-way decent photos of the indulgence before us. And, it is very likely that I will continue my own indulgence while laid up in bed, binge watching The Santa Clarita Diet, on Netflix, later this evening. That single life yo and I am not even remotely ashamed to admit it! 😉
- 200g Rolled Oats
- 50g Cereal (whatever you want to use)
- 200g 70% Dark Chocolate
- 250g Hazelnut Butter
- 50g Vegan Butter
- 100g Caster Sugar
- 50g Barley Malt Syrup (optional)
- 2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
- 100g 70% Dark Chocolate Chips
Add the sugar and syrup to a saucepan and heat until they both melt together. Toss in the chocolate and vegan butter and stir until melted.
Remove the pan from the heat.
Stir in the rolled oats, cereal, and vanilla extract. Combine the ingredients thoroughly.
Line a loaf tin with greaseproof paper and pour in half of the chocolate mixture. Pat the mixture firmly, with the back of a spoon.
Now, gently spread the hazelnut butter over the chocolate layer and top off with the remaining chocolate mixture.
Press 100g of chocolate chips on to the top of the chocolate, cover with foil and place in the fridge overnight or for 2-3 hours until firm.
Now cut into slices, bars, or bite-sized pieces
Disclaimer: This is a VERY calorific treat and should be enjoyed in moderation. 😉
- You can use any nut butter you like.
- These can be made in a cupcake tin.
- If you don’t want to use the syrup, you can add more sugar.
- Throw in some nuts if you like – hazelnuts?
- The oats can be replaced with any other cereal – rice crispies, cornflakes, etc.
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