Peanuts and chocolate are a powerful combination which most of us probably associate with a Snickers or Picnic bar. Chickpeas somehow disappear into this bar providing a dash of added protein and smoothness to the slice. I make it as two layers, as the peanuty layer is good on its own, and the chocolate layer is then the icing on the cake (or the coating on your snickers bar.
As with most of my recipes, the exact quantities do not need to be precise, and I encourage you to just throw in your ingredients, perhaps taste a long the way, and adjust according to your taste.
More peanut butter will make it more peanuty (surprise, surprise)
More dates will make it sweeter (just to point out the obvious)
Coconut oil will make it more moist (as will soft dates, compared with dry dates)
Too many chic-peas and it may not be too good, so this is one to be careful with.
2dl cooked chick peas
~18 dry dates (you could use moist dates, but I used dry dates)
~150g peanut butter (almost half a jar, or 1.5dl)
~1-2dl almond flour
Chop the dates into smaller pieces (halves or quarters), and blend in blender until smashed into smaller pieces.
Add the chick peas and blend further until combined and the peas are broken
Add almond flour and peanut butter and blend further until well combined (it can be a bit chunky)
Taste, and add more dates if needed, or more almond flour if it is too sweet.
Transfer 3/4 of the mix to a glass form lined with baking paper/silicon paper and press flat with a spoon or spatula.
Top chocolate layer:
To the remaining mix add the following:
2dl dessicated coconut
1dl almond flour
3/4-1 dl raw cacao powder
1/2-1 dl raisins or 4-6 more dates (chopped)
3/4 dl cacao butter pellets, OR 1 tbsp coconut oil (for moistness)
Blend all the ingredients above until combined and moderately smooth (but save 1dl dessicated coconut).
Finally pulse through the final 1dl dessicated coconut.
Press down to make a top layer over the peanut layer.
Slice into squares with a spatula, cover and freeze (or refrigerate if you prefer).
These will last in a sealed jar in the freezer for weeks or months.
Just take out 1 or 2 when you would like a snack.
They can be eaten direct from the freezer or you can let them thaw.