Do you ever spell a word and look at it so many times that you’re convinced you’ve spelled it wrong? Ingredient. It couldn’t look less like a word in the English language to me right now if it tried.
Anyway. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that the Isle of Wight is my home for the next week. I only arrived yesterday afternoon and I’m loving it already. I’m living in the middle of a field with a pheasant, a horse, a lot of birds and a handful of humans for neighbours. It’s beautiful. Every few minutes I take a breath and exhale with an “Ahh” and a massive smile appears on my face as I take in everything around me. Take that, mindfulness. I’ll do a proper post on my trip at the end of the week.
My lovely friend, Lucy, is coming to join me for the weekend and I can’t wait. Until then, I’m spending my time lounging on the bench outside my cabin with a book in my hands, or cooking up a storm and then eating said storm. Even while I’m reading, I’m multitasking by either eating or cooking at the same time. My life revolves around food. I’m about 3 jars of peanut butter, 4 tubs of vegan Ben & Jerry’s, and 7 veggie burgers away from “fat vegan” status. (Yes, I am one of those people who has put on (a pretty substantial amount of) weight since going vegan, and I don’t give a damn.)
As you probably know by now, I have a pretty massive sweet tooth. So yesterday evening, while I was snuggled up with a cup of tea reading my book (and eating a Clif Bar), I had a strong need to locate the nearest supermarket and whip something up. A pack of digestives, a jar of peanut butter and several bars of dark chocolate later and this was the result. 4 ingredients and it’s all done in a microwave!
Peanut Butter Chocolate Tart
- 340g jar smooth peanut butter
- 300g digestive biscuits
- 6 tbsp. dairy free spread
- 300g dark chocolate
- Grease a 9-inch flan dish. Crush the digestives with a rolling pin. Melt the butter for 45 seconds in a microwave before adding 1 rounded tbsp. peanut butter and mixing together. Add to a large bowl with the digestives and mix until evenly coated. Press into the base of the flan dish and refrigerate.
- Break the chocolate up into a microwaveable bowl and microwave for 30 seconds at a time, stirring in between, until fully melted. Add 8 rounded tbsp. peanut butter to the chocolate and mix through. Pour the mixture over the biscuit base into the flan tin.
- Melt the remainder of the jar of peanut butter in a microwave for 30 seconds. Stir, then swirl through the chocolate mixture with a teaspoon or piping bag.
- Refrigerate overnight or until completely firm.
- If you don’t have a flan dish, you can make these up into individual tarts in tumblers or large wine glasses.
- Try adding peanuts to the chocolate mixture or sprinkling them on top of the tart.
Hope you enjoy the recipe. As always, let me know if you try it out – I love hearing your feedback!