Healthy Peanut Butter & Jelly Slice

Am I the only person who has trouble falling asleep at night because my mind is too busy thinking about food? Well, the past week I've had the WORST sleep, purely because the idea of a healthy peanut butter and jelly slice popped into my head and decided not to leave.


For some people, this thought would usually disappear within minutes, however, for me this was not the case! I figured I had to create this recipe to be able to get back my beauty sleep... makes sense, right?


Okay so here it is, my newest creation! Made with only the healthiest ingredients...of course!



INGREDIENTS:


JAM:

2 cups Berries (I used blueberries and raspberries)

2 tbsp Chia Seeds

1.5 tbsp Pure Maple Syrup

3 tbsp Boiling Water


BASE:

1/2 cup Almond Meal

1/2 cup Oats

1/2 cup Coconut (Desiccated, Shredded or Flaked)

1/3 cup 100% Peanut Butter + an extra 2 tbsp for drizzling

2 tbsp Pure Maple Syrup

1 tbsp Coconut Oil

Pinch of Sea Salt


CHOCOLATE TOPPING:

2 tbsp Coconut Oil (melted)

2 tbsp Cacao Powder

2 tbsp Pure Maple Syrup

1 tbsp 100% Peanut Butter



METHOD:


To make the Jam:

  1. Add all of the jam ingredients into a small saucepan and simmer over a low heat for 5-7 minutes. It's ready when the berries are all crushed and it looks similar to a jam consistency.

  2. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool.

To make the base:

  1. Add all of the base ingredients (minus the extra 2 tbsp of peanut butter) to a blender / food processor. Pulse the mixture until it sticks together when you pinch it with your fingers.

  2. Line a small slice tin (or cupcake tin) with baking paper and press the base layer into the tin. You want to make your base roughly 1cm thick (or to your preference).

  3. When the base is firmly packed into the tin, spread over the 2 tbsp of peanut butter.

  4. Once the jam has cooled down, pour it over the peanut butter layer and place it into the freezer whilst you make the chocolate topping.

To make the chocolate topping:

  1. Combine all chocolate topping ingredients into a small bowl (ensuring that the coconut oil is melted), and mix thoroughly until it becomes thick, smooth and glossy.

  2. Pour the chocolate over the jam layer and place it back into the freezer for roughly 1-2 hours to set.


PLEASE NOTE: The slice is best kept in the FRIDGE once it has set - this will ensure it's at optimal eating temperature and tastes delicious at every mouthful. If you want to keep it in the freezer so it lasts longer, take it out into room temperature for 15 minutes before eating.


Watch the BTS of how I created this recipe here


Don't forget to tag me in your recreations! @brittany.chatler


Enjoy!


Britt xx


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