Keto is so buzzy at the moment. For a long time now, people (me included) have been aware of the impact of carbohydrates on the body. I have played around with lowering carbs and increasing good fats a lot and have found it beneficial from a cognitive and weight loss point of view. Never has it been easier to stick to a Keto diet than now with so many clean substitutes available for the usual sugar-laden treats that we can’t resist. It’s hard to imagine a world without chocolate chip cookies, a staple and a favourite of home bakers everywhere. So what follows is a Keto slice version, a real, low carb taste of the past. I make this choc peanut butter cookie dough slice all the time. It’s one that’s evolved from mixing my favourite good fats together really and one that is easy to make and less fiddly than most. Plus it’s enjoyed by everyone.
Makes a 22cm square slice tin, 16 squares.
You will need:
3 cups almond meal (blanched is best for a less rustic look)
150 gm butter or coconut oil or a blend of both (melted)
4T Vanilla protein powder of your choice (or 1t vanilla extract)
1/2 t ground cinnamon
1/4 cup peanut butter (I use Pic’s smooth)
Just under 1/4 cup sweetener of your choice. I use Matakana Superfoods Monk fruit juice sweetener. Sweet nz icing sugar also works if you don’t mind using erythritol.
4 squares lindt 90 or 95% dark chocolate chopped into “chips”
Grease and line a 22cm square slice tin with baking paper.
- Melt the butter and/or coconut oil over a medium heat in a small saucepan and take off heat to cool slightly.
- Mix all of the dry ingredients (except choc chips) well in a large bowl.
- Add the peanut butter and stir into the dry ingredients until it looks crumble-like
- stir through choc chips
- Pour the butter/coconut oil over the mix and stir til just combined, try not to melt the choc chips too much.
- Press the slice mixture into the tin and flatten with the back of a spoon.
- Place in refrigerator for a couple of hours or so until set. Cut into squares and store in an airtight container in the fridge.