We all have those days when we feel a little down in the dumps and it can be difficult to find motivation or even attempt to bake, right?
I tend to crave sweet things when I feel tired (and hormonal) and this is one of my ‘go-to’ recipes when I’m feeling a little low.
It’s quick, simple and the ingredients you will more than likely find in the cupboard. I use Medjool dates over regular dates as they offer that extra toffee like squidginess but both work well here, so use what you’ve got.
I recommend dusting with cocoa powder and cut into small finger slices as it’s fantastically rich.
- 350g pitted Medjool Dates
- 100g of melted good quality dark chocolate (I use Lindt 90% Dark)
- 100g rolled oats
- 3 tbsp 100% peanut butter (I use Meridian Peanut Butter)
- 2 tbsp Coconut oil
- Line a small cake tin (I used a 2lb loaf for mine), leaving excess parchment paper hanging over the edges to help with lifting out later.
- Melt the chocolate over a double boiler and leave to cool.
- Blend the dates in a blender until you get a fairly smooth paste. Add the melted chocolate, oats, peanut butter and coconut oil. Blitz together.
- Spread the mixture out evenly into the prepared tin and chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
- Lift out of the tin, dust with cocoa powder and cut into fingers. Served best with pyjamas, chunky socks and a movie.
– Enjoy –