Chocolate Peanut Slice

Enjoy some snap, crackle and crunch with this super tasty slice from bestselling cookbook author Donna Hay.

With no added sugar, and no cooking required, this is the perfect lunch box treat or afternoon snack. The kids will enjoy making this simple recipe too.

Chocolate Peanut Slice

Servings: 20 pieces


  • 20 soft fresh dates, pitted (400 grams)
  • 1/3 cup natural smooth peanut butter (95 grams)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract always yum
  • 1 cup puffed brown rice crackle!
  • 1/2 cup roasted unsalted peanuts, chopped crunch! (70 grams)
  • 80 grams melted dark chocolate


  • Line a 10cm x 20cm loaf tin with non-stick baking paper, leaving 4cm of paper overhanging on the long sides (this will help you later!).
  • Place the dates, peanut butter and vanilla in a food processor and process for 2–4 minutes or until the mixture turns into a paste. You might need to scrape down the sides of the processor with a spatula between pulses, just to make sure everything combines.
  • Transfer the date mixture to a big bowl. Add the puffed rice and peanuts. Mix well with a spatula to combine.
  • Press the mixture into the prepared tin, using the back of a spoon to help you smooth it (rub the spoon with a little oil if it’s a bit sticky). Pour the melted chocolate over the slice and spread it with the back of the spoon to coat. Place in the fridge for 20–30 minutes or until set.
  • Use the paper to help you lift the slice from the tin. Carefully heat a sharp knife under hot water, dry it, then cut the slice into squares (the hot knife cuts the fudgy slice more easily). Place them in the fridge until ready to eat. Makes 20


Photography: Chris Court - Styling: Justine Poole - Recipe: dh team
Basics to Brilliance Kids – A Healthy Book For Big and Little Kids

This recipe is just one of more than 175  included in the new and expanded edition of Basics to Brilliance Kids – A Healthy Book For Big and Little Kids (HarperCollins, RRP $49.99), by bestselling cookbook author, Donna Hay.

All about the importance of mastering the basics, a celebration of fresh, healthy food, and the joy of cooking, these fantastic, fun-filled, simple, family-friendly recipes give you and your kids endless ideas for birthday parties, picnics, school fairs, bake sales, family and celebration dinners, brilliant breakfasts, beach days, backyard movie nights and sleepovers.


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