Billionaire Shortbread

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Life can be stressful and looking through uni deadlines and assessments for the upcoming term was get me all worked up. Everything was feeling overwhelming but rather than sit and stew I headed to the shops and picked up some staple baking therapy ingredients – dates, nuts, maple syrup, raw cacao…need I continue. I’ve been dying to make a raw snickers type thing for a while now so I got out my food processor and well, the result is pretty epic.

I have two pearls of wisdom from this story to share with you. Number 1, when things get stressful and overwhelming sometimes it’s best to just let them rest for a while. Go do something else for an hour, an afternoon or even 5 minutes which will help you relax and take on the task with a new perspective. Number 2, don’t eat too many of these at once – I did and I felt very very sick – you have been warned!11933063_10153113350038457_1988789919_n

 

 

Ingredients

For the healthy shortbread:
• 1 cup oats
• 1 cup flaked almonds
• 1/4 cup sprouted buckwheat
• 2 tbsp maple syrup
• 4 tbsp melted coconut oil
• pinch salt

For the peanut caramel:
• 220g soft medjool dates
• 1/4 cup warm water
• 1 tbsp coconut oil
• 2 tbsp peanut butter
• Pinch salt

For the raw chocolate:
• 1 cup melted coconut oil
• 1/3 cup raw cacao powder
• 1/2 cup maple syrup
• pinch salt

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Method

Line a baking tin with parchment paper.

To make the base, blitz the oats, flaked almonds, salt and sprouted buckwheat in a food processor until you get a flour like consistency. Add the maple syrup and the coconut oil and blitz again. Press into the bottom of the baking tray and place in the freezer.

To make the peanut caramel add all the ingredients to the food processor and blitz until you get a smooth consistency. Spread over the healthy shortbread and put back in the freezer.

To make the raw chocolate whisk the melted coconut oil and cacao powder in a mixing bowl until glossy. Add the maple syrup and salt and continue mixing until evenly combined.

Pour the raw chocolate over the caramel layer and leave to set in the freezer overnight. Cut into squares and try not to eat it all in one go.

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