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Sabzi Deli’s Raw Peanut Butter Cups

Cornwall-based chef, Kate Attlee, shares her recipe for these easy-to-make treats.

Kate Attlee first opened the doors to Sabzi Deli back in 2019. This came a year after the Cornish chef reached the quarter finals of BBC’s Masterchef thanks to her delicious combination of Middle Eastern flavours and fresh Cornish produce. Since opening, the deli has become a firm favourite among locals and visitors alike. 
This recipe is the perfect afternoon sweet treat, and always gets snapped up when served in the deli.  

These raw peanut butter cups make a fantastic pick me up; they are free of refined sugar, contain heaps of magnesium and are absolutely delicious too! They’ll keep for 2 weeks in the fridge and also freeze beautifully; I’d recommend making a big batch and enjoying them when the 3pm slump kicks in!

Kate, Sabzi


 Makes 12

For the bases

  • 220g dried pitted dates  

  • 200g peanut butter  

  • 125g oats (we use GF)

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract  

  • 50g coconut oil – melted  

  • 125g ground almonds 


For the tops

  • 124g coconut oil  

  • 35g raw organic cacao 

  • 120g dark chocolate buttons  

  • 55g agave nectar


1.   Rehydrate your dates by soaking them in boiling water for 10 mins, then drain and roughly chop.  

2.   Add the dates and the rest of your base ingredients to a food processor. Blend until roughly chopped; you want to ensure the mixture retains some nice texture.  

3.   Divide the mixture into a greased muffin tray, pressing in the bases. Cover and freeze to set for around 20 mins while you make your topping.  

4.   Place your topping ingredients in a saucepan over a very low heat, stirring regularly until melted and completed mixed. It should be beautifully glossy. 

5.   Evenly top your bases and place in the fridge until set and ready to be carefully ‘popped’ out of the tray.

The Peanut Butter Cups will keep in the fridge for 2 weeks, or they can be covered, frozen and defrosted as and when you need them. 
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