Mix and Make Chocolate And Peanut Butter Slice

mix and make chocolate and peanut butter slice

To the little boy who races to bathe with me each morning. The little boy who brushes my hair as I sit on the toilet, who holds my hand when I cross the road and who squeezes my neck and pulls me into his kiss when I tuck him into bed each night.

To the little boy who spends every minute of his day by my side and never wants for anything more.

To the little boy who sits next to me as I type on the computer and leans over sporadically to kiss my cheek or wrap his arms around me.

To the little boy who cuddles on my lap as we read stories and talk about the day that has been.

To my little boy,

One day, you will not be so little.

One day, your time will be taken and our moments together will be brief.

One day, I will not be the centre of your universe.

When those days come I want you to spare a thought for your Mum, who loved you so much that her heart would burst and start running out her eyes.

To your Mum who would have done anything and everything to have you growing inside her, to have you in her world.

To your Mum who was imperfect in every way except for the amount of love and adoration she had for you.

To your Mum whose heart is cracking at the mere thought of sending you off to Preschool.

To your Mum who has loved every day that she has spent with you. Even the ones when you cried for hours on end, the ones where you kept her awake all night and the ones where she thought she would never cope.

To your Mum who feels so blessed, so grateful and so proud to call you her Son.

Don’t outgrow me little man. Don’t forget your crazy but always loving Mum.


Mix and Make Chocolate And Peanut Butter Slice

the base

  • 3 tablespoons honey*
  • 5 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon cacao or cocoa
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  1. Line a tin with baking paper over hanging the sides. I have made this in a loaf tin measuring 19.5cm x 9.5cm and a 20cm square tin.
  2. Place the honey and peanut butter into a medium sized bowl and mix to combine.
  3. Add the cacao or cocoa and mix to combine.
  4. Add the coconut and mix. Use you hands to work the mixture until it is well combined and sticking together.
  5. Press the mixture very firmly into your lined tin and place in the fridge to set.

the middle

  • 3 tablespoons honey*
  • 6 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  1. Place the ingredients into a small heat proof bowl and gently heat until the mixture, primarily the oil, has softened.
  2. Remove from the heat and mix until smooth and well combined.
  3. Pour the mixture over your base and place in the fridge or freezer to set.

the topping 

  • 50 grams dark chocolate, melted**
  • 1 tablespoon honey*
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  1. It is best to wait until your middle layer is set before melting the chocolate and making the topping.
  2. Once the middle layer is set mix the topping ingredients until well combined and spread over the slice.
  3. Place in the fridge to set and to store.
  4. Slice. Serve. Enjoy.

*you can sub the honey with rice malt syrup if you prefer.

**this topping is equally delicious and great for those who prefer to not use dark chocolate.

note – you can also make this in a processor if you prefer.

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  • I think I’m going to make this and hide it from the kids!!! 😀

  • Melissa Maguire

    I came for the recipe and now I’m in tears! I have a little boy I love so dearly too and all of those things you said. I have to stop my mouth from saying out loud to him, please don’t grow up, because of course he must.
    Thank you for those beautiful and true words. I’ll have to save the recipe and come back another time, excuse me while I go touch his face and smell his hair.. 🙂

  • Love it!!! Thank YOU!!! So glad you enjoyed it. The pic looks divine!!! Be sure to let me know how you go with anything else that you try. x

  • Kelly

    Oh my!! This is divine! I’ll have to hide this one from hubby 😉

  • Melanie

    Oh my goodness. These words had me in tears. What beautiful sentiments. I have two boys and I remember those days. I don’t think I always appreciated and made the most of that precious love. As Melissa wrote, I too cannot read the recipe through my tears.
    Thank you for your beautiful soul Bianca, your love and appreciation of your family are always beautiful. Please show the same love and appreciation to yourself too – you seem hard on yourself writing that you are imperfect in every way. I think you are simply wonderful x

    • Oh Melanie thank YOU!!!!!!!! That is such a lovely message to receive! I am hard on myself I know, but I am still very happy so I guess I don’t give it too much thought.
      It is lovely of you to read my little stories and I am glad you enjoy them, although sorry that I made you cry.
      It isn’t always easy to appreciate and make the most of this mothering journey, I am sure we all feel that way from time to time. Often the beauty is in tiny moments, a kiss in the morning before the days chaos begins and so on. There is always so much to do and life is so busy that it is hard to hold onto anything for any length of time.
      Thank you again for your kind words and your invaluable support. I feel incredibly blessed to be a part of this amazing community where I can share so much of myself without judgement.
      Have a great weekend. Bianca. xxxxx

      • Melanie

        Thank you for replying, I have been scrolling through so many recipes to find where I wrote this message to see if you had!!! I enjoyed some time last week going through the index and found so many new things I wanted to cook that I couldn’t remember where I posted!
        I’m glad you are happy and don’t give it to much thought. I hope your self talk is positive – this is something I struggle with too but we are all doing our best. We are all ‘imperfectly perfect’.
        I got the four pack of your books in the mail today and spent many more moments looking at recipes and reading your beautiful words. One that I particularly loved was about your husband when you wanted him to ‘hop off the mouse wheel’. What a beautiful sentiment. There is such beauty in the small moments and I think you are so gifted at finding them and describing them. You embody gratitude and mindfulness, something so many of us are trying to find. Incredible qualities in a wonderful person.
        The mothering journey is an amazing one, probably akin to mountain climbing! There are so many lovely moments worth hanging on to and making the most of. My husband travels a lot for work and my two sons (6 and 8) have shared my bed for the last two nights – with me in the middle. While it means I cannot move without waking, I relished those lovely warm bodies cuddling up to me. I insisted on a night to myself tonight so I can sleep through (fingers crossed), they are welcome back tomorrow!
        Thank you for your wonderful recipes and for creating this beautiful space. I liked the story you told of your mother-in-law jumping in and talking about Wholefood Simply at the family get together! I hope you talk loudly and proudly about what you do!
        I hope you have a great week and a wonderful school holidays – and that the adjustment period is super short.
        Love Melanie xxxxx

        • HI Melanie,

          Thank you so much! When I read over your message I felt like you knew me. Your note has left a big smile on my face.
          It is lovely to think that you have taken the time to read my words, I really appreciate that!! I also greatly appreciate the kind words you have said about me.
          It really is lovely to get such thorough feedback, I just hope you enjoy the recipes as much as you have the stories.
          Oh and my self talk is mostly positive, I have my days, I suspect we all do, but overall I think I am in a pretty good place and I hope you are too. It must be hard at times with your husband away, I hope your boys take great care of you and keep a smile on your face.
          Stay in touch and thanks again for your support.

          Bianca

  • Angela

    This is very nice – thanks for the fun recipe! We doubled it and left out a bit of the honey when doubling as it seemed the peanut butter wouldn’t need as much. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed pinning heaps of recipes from your site. Thanks for sharing so many lovely foods!!

    • Thank YOU for your kind words and great feedback!! I really appreciate your support and would love to hear how you go with anything else that you try. x

  • Jaid

    Is the recipe freezable? Thanks so much!

  • Sarah Lyst

    This is easily one of the best things I have ever eaten and I’ve eaten a lot! Only recently have I started switching to whole foods and recipes like this make it such a pleasure.

    • Thank YOU so much Sarah! I really appreciate that! I hope you find many more recipes that you enjoy, be sure to let me know. x

  • Terene Parker

    This looks so devine! Definately will try it.

  • Mark Wheatman

    As an adult male, I have to tell you that message at the start brought a tear to my eye.I have to go as I have a sudden urge to call my mother.

  • Nancy

    Oh my. You mist ad scientist to your artillery! That peanut butter middle mixed up into a beautiful mouse like concoction! So delicious!
    Your son will grow into a gorgeoues appreciate young man one day that will love you for who you are and the love you have showed him xo