Choc Peanut Truffle Slice

If you love the combination of chocolate & peanuts this slice is an absolute winner. There is the crunch of the chocolatey base, the velvety smoothness of the white chocolate & peanut butter truffle & then it is rounded off with a silky milk chocolate containing crushed peanuts. Simply yum.

Ingredients

Base

100 g Bakers' Magic Gluten free flour

50 g Maize starch

20 g Cocoa

60 g Brown sugar

100 g Melted Butter

15 g Hot water

 

Truffle

200 g White chocolate - good quality

200 g Thickened cream

235 g Smooth peanut butter

 

Chocolate Topping

50 g Chopped peanuts

30 g Oil (I use Rice Bran Oil)

200 g Milk chocolate - good quality

Method

Base

Turn the oven on to 170 C.

Line a 28 cm x 18 cm slice tray with baking paper.  

Sift together in a mixing bowl the Bakers' Magic Gluten free flour, maize starch & cocoa. Mix in the brown sugar.

In another container melt the butter & add in the water.

Pour the wet ingredients onto the dry ingredients & stir until fully combined.

Transfer dough to the slice tray, press the dough to cover the base of the tray.

Bake for ~30 mins. The actual time will depend on your oven. If your oven has a hotspot turn the tray halfway through baking. 

Allow to cool before putting the truffle mix on top.

Truffle

Gently heat the cream, chocolate & peanut butter in a suitable container until the chocolate has melted. I use a microwave. Do not boil the cream & then add the peanut butter & chocolate - the mixture separates.

Gently stir the mix until it is uniform.

Pour over the top of the base & put the tray into the fridge for ~30 mins.

Chocolate Topping

Crush the peanuts in a food processor (if they are not already crushed).

Add in the oil & half of the chocolate. 

Gently heat the mixture to ~50 C stirring until the chocolate has melted.

Add in the remaining chocolate & stir until all the chocolate is melted. Gently heat the mix again if the second lot of chocolate isn't melting. 

Pour over the top of the truffle layer & put the tray back into the fridge.

Let the chocolate set before cutting the slice into small pieces.

Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

Enjoy - and share if you want to.