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2 cups fresh dates, pitted
1/2 cup natural peanut butter
1 tablespoon vanilla extract1 cup activated buckwheat (buckinis) or puffed brown rice/quinoa
1 cup unsalted roasted peanuts, roughly chopped (you can leave raw if you wish)
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
1/4 cup raw cacao powder
1 tbsp maple syrup
pinch sea salt

Place the dates, peanut butter and vanilla in food processor and blitz until mixture comes together to form a paste.

Combine date mix, buckinis and 1/2 the peanuts in a bowl and mix to combine.

Line a loaf tin (20x15cm or thereabouts) with greaseproof paper, spread mixture evenly into tin and place in freezer to set.

Combine coconut oil, cacao powder, maple and sea salt in a separate bowl and whisk to combine.

Pour chocolate mix over the set date mix, sprinkle with peanuts and place back in freezer to set for an hour.

When ready, slice into small pieces and serve. Store in fridge or freezer up to 3 weeks.

Recipe by Jacqueline Alwill. 
Jacqueline is a leading Australian nutritionist, HIVITA Health & Beauty Ambassador, wholefoods cook, founder of The Brown Paper Bag and most importantly a mother to her son Jet!

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