Healthy chocolate & peanut butter biscuits

In an ideal world I would have a biscuit tin full of home made biscuits at all times. In reality I make some biscuits and we scoff them all and then there’s a biscuit drought for a few days until I make some more. Andy (husband) is a big biscuit fan, he says its me with the sweet tooth but if there’s chocolate biscuits on the go he’s always the finisher. He also loves peanut butter so these are just for him…ok I ate a few as well. Arthur was over the moon as they are spread with a chocolate topping which couldn’t be more exciting to a two year old. That and the addition of peanut butter made these biscuits a big hit. Thank god for peanut butter, both my children love it and eat it daily. It’s so convenient and great for you. It’s full of protein and vitamin E. I always buy the organic stuff with nothing added just pure peanuts. We stir it through porridge, eat it on toast and of course bake with it loads too. 

Healthy chocolate & peanut butter biscuits 

Ingredients 

  • 130g plain flour 
  • 3 tbsp. Cacao powder 
  • 75g coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp. honey 
  • 2 tbsp. Smooth peanut butter 

Chocolate topping 

  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp. maple syrup 
  • 2 tbsp. cacao powder 

Method 

Preheat oven to 180/gas 4.

Line a baking tray with grease proof paper. 

Combine the flour and cacao powder in a mixing bowl. 

Melt the coconut oil and honey in a pan. Once melted take off the heat and stir through the peanut butter. 

Add mixture to the dry ingredients and combine into a ball of dough, adding a little more flour if it’s too sticky. You don’t want to over work the dough just combine until it’s all come together. 

Chill for 10 minutes in the fridge.

Roll out the dough on a floured surface and use a cookie cutter of your choice to make about 8-10 biscuits. 

Place biscuits on the tray and bake for about 12 minutes. 

While the biscuits cool on a wire rack make the chocolate topping. 

Melt the coconut oil in a pan then take off the heat and add the maple syrup and cacao powder. Whisk into a smooth chocolate sauce. 

Once the biscuits are totally cool spread each one with chocolate. 

Store in an airtight container. 

  

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