Cookie and peanut butter fudge parfait
If you love peanut butter and you love chocolate but aren’t the biggest fan of love handles then this health-a-fied dessert from GoodnessMe Box’s resident cook, Kara Conroy, will be right up your alley. And if you like what’s cooking, you may want to head down to the dessert themed Wholefood Night Markets for as many healthy treats as you can get your sweet mitts on.
1 cup almond meal
1 cup desiccated coconut
½ cup coconut flour
1 teaspoon vanilla powder
½ cup rice malt syrup
¼ cup coconut oil
¼ cup peanut butter
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon boiling water
100g dairy free dark chocolate, roughly chopped
- Pre-heat oven to 130 degrees (fan forced) and line baking tray with baking paper.
- Combine dry ingredients in a medium-large mixing bowl.
- Place rice malt, coconut oil and peanut butter in a small saucepan on low heat and stir until melted and combined.
- Dissolve baking soda in boiling water then add to saucepan and mix.
- Allow to cool slightly then pour the wet mixture into dry ingredients and mix well until a sticky dough forms.
- Stir through the chopped chocolate – it will melt lightly due to the warm liquids which makes them chocolatey but still with some chunks!
- Bake for 30 minutes or until golden (cook 2 minutes less for chewy cookies or 2 minutes more for crispy cookies).
- Allow to cool on tray for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire cooling rack.
Peanut butter layer
400ml can coconut cream
1 cup peanut butter
½ cup rice malt syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ – ½ cup coconut or almond milk (or preserved liquid from coconut cream can)
- Place can of coconut cream in refrigerator overnight to thicken.
- When ready, place mixing bowl in fridge for 20 minutes to chill.
- Carefully open the can, taking care not to shake. Scrape the thickened cream from the top and reserve the liquid to soften your peanut butter.
- Add the vanilla to the coconut cream then using an electric mixer, beat the cream until thick and soft peaks form then return to the fridge for 20 minutes to set.
- In a small bowl combine the peanut butter, rice malt syrup and reserved coconut liquid (or a splash of milk) and mix well until smooth and soft.
- Remove coconut cream from the fridge then add a large spoonful of peanut butter mix to the bowl and beat on the lowest speed, gently. Repeat until all peanut butter has been added then turn to high and beat until creamy and well combined.
- Return to the fridge to set.
Chocolate fudge sauce
200ml coconut cream
¼ cup cacao powder
¼ cup rice malt syrup
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Place all ingredients in a small bowl over a saucepan of boiling water (double boiler) and gently whisk while it heats for 5-10 minutes.
- Once thickened, remove from heat and allow to cool completely.
The grand finale!
- Once cookies are completely cooled, crumble a layer into the bottom of a glass jar.
- Remove the peanut butter mousse from the fridge and whip with a spoon to soften.
- Spoon a layer of mousse on top of the cookies, followed by a layer of chocolate sauce.
- Repeat each layer, and finish with cookies crumbled on top to garnish.
- Place in the fridge for a few hours to set.
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