Frozen Chocolate Bars with Peanuts

Frozen Chocolate Bars with Peanuts

Indulge in these decadent Frozen Chocolate Bars with Peanuts. This delightful treat combines the creaminess of cottage cheese or cream cheese with the richness of dark chocolate and the crunch of peanuts. Perfect for a summer dessert or a special treat, these frozen bars are easy to make and sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.

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INGREDIENTS:

300 g (10.5 ounces) cottage cheese or cream cheese

40 g (3 tablespoons) coconut, cocoa, or classic butter

40 g (2 tablespoons) honey

1 tsp vanilla extract

20 g (2 tablespoons) cocoa powder

40 g (1/4 cup) peanuts

160 g (5.6 ounces) dark chocolate

40 g (3 tablespoons) olive oil

INSTRUCTIONS:

Preparing the Cream Base

Combine Ingredients: Tip the cottage cheese or cream cheese into a mixing bowl. Add the melted coconut or cocoa butter (or classic butter if you prefer). Add honey, vanilla extract, and cocoa powder to the bowl.

Blend Until Smooth: Use a food processor or blender to process everything into a homogeneous mass. If lumps remain, use a stick blender to achieve a perfectly smooth and silky consistency.

Freezing the Cream Base

Fill the Molds: Prepare a silicone mold for ice sticks. Fill each mold cavity with the prepared cream mixture. Smooth the tops with a spatula.

Freeze: Place the molds in the freezer and freeze for at least 3 hours or until fully solid.

Preparing the Chocolate Coating

Chop the Peanuts: While the cream sticks are freezing, chop the peanuts into medium-fine pieces. Set aside.

Melt the Chocolate: Break the dark chocolate into pieces and place them in a heatproof bowl. Melt the chocolate using a double boiler or microwave. If using a microwave, heat in 30-second intervals, stirring between each interval, until fully melted.

Add Oil to Chocolate: Once the chocolate is melted, add the vegetable oil and mix well. This will create a smooth and shiny coating.

Mix in Peanuts: Stir the chopped peanuts into the chocolate mixture until evenly distributed.

Coating the Frozen Bars

Remove from Molds: Peel the frozen cheese sticks from the silicone molds. Place them on a lined baking sheet or plate.

Dip in Chocolate: Pierce each bar on the short side with a thin knife or skewer. Dip each bar into the prepared chocolate coating, ensuring it is fully covered. The chocolate should harden almost immediately upon contact with the frozen bars.

Final Freeze: Place the coated bars back in the freezer for an additional 15 minutes to fully set the chocolate coating.

Serving

Serve and Enjoy: Once the chocolate coating is set, your Frozen Chocolate Bars with Peanuts are ready to enjoy. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to a week.

These Frozen Chocolate Bars with Peanuts are a perfect combination of creamy, crunchy, and chocolaty goodness. Enjoy them as a refreshing dessert or a special treat on a hot day.

Nutritional Info:

Servings: 8 bars

Calories: 200 per bar

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