Somewhere between Nutella and a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, this is as purist as chocolate spread gets…
We’re all about healthy breakfasts. Somewhere between Nutella and a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, this is as purist as chocolate spread gets. By going DIY, you avoid the added sugar, salt, preservatives or trans fats that might be lurking in factory-produced versions and bulk up on the good stuff, like antioxidants and protein. There’s really nothing to it (no roasting or grinding nuts), just careful shopping.
The bonus: It’ll heat things up between the sheets. A breakfast for better sex, hell yes!
What You Need
12 squares organic or 50g good quality dark chocolate
4 squares organic or 15g good quality milk chocolate
¼ cup homemade peanut butter (available from health shops)
Break the chocolate into a heatproof bowl and place over a pot of gently simmering water – no steam should escape and the bowl shouldn’t touch the water.
Once the chocolate is fully melted, stir in the peanut butter until well combined and serve on a baguette or toasted raisin bread.
Makes ½ a cup. Per ½ cup: 2884kJ, 48g fat (14g sat), 20mg sodium, 46g carbs, 8g fibre, 29g sugars, 17g protein
Because the Peanutella is made with pure chocolate, not cocoa, it will thicken and eventually set on standing, so either serve warm or reheat over a pot of gently simmering water.