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Chocolate Filled Peanut Coconut Barfi

This one is made on special request from my son who loves peanuts. Now who does not like the chocolate and peanut combination. I wanted to make something that he can eat like a treat and still does not compromise on our healthy eating practices. Though I decided to name it barfi, it actually does not involve any 'cooking' or 'thickening' like a conventional barfi. It can be easily put together using wholesome and nutritious raw ingredients. My son loved the addition of the chocolate layer.

For the peanut-coconut layer:

  • Raw organic valencia peanuts - 1 cup
  • Organic shredded dried coconut - 1 cup
  • Medjool Dates - 4
  • Himalayan salt - a pinch

  • Add peanuts and half of the coconut a into a dry blender or food processor and process till everything powdered, add dates and continue processing till everything binds together like a 'dough. 
  • It will take less than a minute in a blender. Food processor might take a little longer.
  • Transfer the 'dough' to a bowl and add the remaining coconut and mix well.
  • Put the dough in between 2 sheets of parchment paper and roll into a big rectangle of about 1/4 inch thickness. Cut the rectangle into 2 halves and keep aside.

For the chocolate layer:

  • Raw organic cacao butter - 1/4 cup *
  • Raw organic cacao powder - 1/4 cup
  • Medjool dates - 4

  • Process everything in a blender or food processor to make your chocolate. (You will have stop and scrape the sides every few seconds to help the blender run with the dry and sticky ingredients).
  • Take out the chocolate and spread over one half of the peanut-coconut sheet. Try to spread as evenly as possible and put the second peanut-coconut sheet on top. Slightly press from all sides. You can keep it refrigerated for about 30 minutes to make it extra firm.
  • Cut into 1 inch squares and enjoy !!

1. Cocoa butter comes in blocks, I shaved them to small slices and used it.
2. You can substitute virgin coconut oil instead of cocoa butter, might want to adjust quantity a little bit.

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