These chocolate and peanut butter pinwheels sound decadent don’t they? Who doesn’t love chocolate and PB together?
But what if I told you these are ‘no-bake’ and contain no bad fats or refined sugars? You wouldn’t believe me would you? But these really are quite virtuous – made with only natural ingredients, this is another recipe whizzed up in my brilliant Optimum 9400 blender from Froothie.
The recipe is in two parts. First a ‘chocolate’ layer is made from dried fruit, nuts and raw cacao powder. This is pressed down into a pan and chilled.
The Optimum 9400 made light work of the ingredients in this recipe. Lesser blenders would have burnt out with such a thick, sticky ‘dough’ but the motor in this beast copes no matter what.
If you are looking to purchase a new blender, then I highly recommend the Optimum 9400 from Froothie which you can buy at the moment for a special price of £329, much less than other high spec blenders.
If you purchase the blender through this link, you get a further 2 years warranty added on using the code ‘Special Ambassador Offer’ just for being a Cakeyboi reader. Not bad, eh?
Back to the recipe however…You might need to visit a health food store to purchase some of the ingredients such as raw cacao powder or coconut butter, but it is worth it.
Chocolate and Peanut Butter Pinwheels
No-baking and natural ingredients are used in these delicious choccy PB bites.
- 225 grams pitted dates
- 125 grams whole raw almonds
- 70 grams raisins
- 30 grams whole raw pecans
- 2 tablespoons raw cacao powder
- 120 grams raw peanuts
- 2 tablespoons coconut butter
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Line a 9"x9" baking tin with greaseproof paper. In a heavy duty blender, add the dates, almonds, raisins, pecans and cacao powder. Blitz until a ball forms. Add a little water if the mixture seems too dry. Transfer to the tin and press down firmly into an even layer. Pop into the fridge to chill for 30 minutes. Remove from the fridge and peel the layer from the paper carefully. Place back on the paper and back into the tin. Make the peanut butter by placing the peanuts, coconut butter and salt into the blender. Whizz until a smooth paste is formed. Spread all over the chocolate/date layer, leaving a 1 cm gap on one edge.Chill for 30 minutes then remove from the fridge. Using the greaseproof paper as a guide, roll the square up tightly, starting with the end which has no PB on it. Wrap the rolled log in clingfilm and roll on the worktop so it is perfectly round. Chill in the fridge for an hour before slicing into discs about 1 cm, or so, thick. Keep the discs refrigerated until you are ready to enjoy them.
DetailsTotal time: Yield: 20 pinwheels approx.
The pinwheels are slightly sticky and taste of good old chocolate and PB. A perfect energy snack!
If you get a chance, pop over and look at the Blender recipe board on Pinterest to give you inspiration as to what you can do with a powerful blender.
I am entering these into several blogger challenges!
Firstly Alphabakes hosted alternately by Ros at The More Than Occasional Baker and this month Caroline at Caroline Makes. The letter is P, and P is for Peanut Butter.
And this month Laura at I'd Much Rather Bake is hosting a no-bake theme for her Biscuit Barrel Challenge.
And you may remember our own challenge Treat Petite is also no-bake this month. My lovely co-host is Kat at
The Baking Explorer.
Lastly, I am entering these into this month's Tea Time Treats hosted by Jane at Hedgecombers and this month Karen at Lavender and Lovage. The theme this month is Picnic Food and these would go down a storm at any picnic.
Disclosure Statement: I received the blender free to review. I happen to love it and any opinions expressed are my own.