Recipe For Peanut Butter And Chocolate Rusks

The other morning we woke up to discover that the water had been turned off at home due to some work that the water department was doing on the pipes down the road. Thankfully I had water in the upstairs kettle as I do not get out of bed without a cup of coffee inside of me. The other thing that needs to happen before I leave home is a shower! But, no water meant no shower! Thankfully we are members of a gym and so I decided to grab a quick training session and shower there before heading to work. I chose to skip my 15 minutes of elliptical walking to warm up as I was short on time. I wanted to leave the gym by 7h30 and I did my weight training and stretching before grabbing a shower. I drove down the road to work and got stuck into my day. It was only when I was driving home that I realized I had not eaten anything before going to gym. Dave and I do not eat starch at night and so I am not sure where I found the energy to get through my session. What I do know is that the 4 kilometres I walk on the elliptical would have seen me passing out without any food inside of me. I decided there and then that I would keep a batch of rusks in my gym bag for times when I need to fuel up before training. These peanut butter and chocolate rusks got the thumbs up from Dave and I love them. They are full of flavour and of course a healthy treat! If you don’t have spelt flour use more of the self-raising flour, or add an alternative of your choice.

Peanut Butter And Chocolate Rusks
Peanut Butter And Chocolate Rusks

Peanut Butter And Chocolate Rusks
 
Ingredients
  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 1.25mls baking powder
  • 2.5mls fine salt
  • 75g spelt flour
  • 100g dark chocolate, finely chopped
  • 85g sugar - I used fructose
  • 55g peanut butter (I used smooth, sugar and salt free peanut butter)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 125g plain yoghurt
  • 125g butter, melted
Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 180° Celsius
  2. Line a loaf tin with baking paper
  3. Place the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl and mix
  4. Add the peanut butter and mix in
  5. Mix together the egg, yoghurt and butter
  6. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and pour in the liquid ingredients
  7. Mix until well combined
  8. Pour the batter into the loaf tin
  9. Bake for 45 minutes
  10. Remove from the oven and leave to cool completely on a wire rack
  11. Preheat the oven to 40° Celsius
  12. Cut into chunks and bake for 3 hours to dry out
My Notes
If you use a peanut butter that is salted and / or contains sugar, adjust the ingredients accordingly

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28 thoughts on “Recipe For Peanut Butter And Chocolate Rusks

  1. great rusks! we definitely need to renew our gym membership in case we have our water turned off! 😉

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    1. That is a good excuse to go to gym 😉

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  2. I’m surprised that they didn’t notify you before they turned off your water. One good thing that came out of the event was your good recipe. 🙂

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    1. This is Africa Karen, they never notify us unless it is scheduled 🙂

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  3. These sound great for a pre- or post-workout treat!

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    1. Perfect as a treat any time!

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  4. Oh no! That’s no good about the water running out. I have this thing about showering before bed and I think I’d maybe walk down to the hotel down the road for one 😛 Good idea keeping rusks. I keep nuts in my bag 🙂

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    1. Ha ha, I would also walk down to a local hotel for a shower 🙂

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  5. Sounds like you had quite a morning Tandy. Had to google rusks as I was not sure exactly what this was, so now I understand it’s like a hard biscuit. Looks delicious, I will try this recipe. Thanks!

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    1. I hope you enjoy them Cheri 🙂

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  6. Oh, No about the water! I’m the same way…I have a hard time leaving the house without a shower! But glad you had the gym membership…it saved the day I’m sure. Your Peanut Butter and Chocolate Rusk looks so lovely I would love to have a piece right now!

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    1. Wish I could send some over for you to try!

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  7. These look delicious, Tandy. I’ve never showered at the gym, but nice to know it’s there in an emergency. I can’t imagine how I would get through the day without breakfast.

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    1. I have to be more conscientious about breakfast as I often get to lunch time before I have actually eaten breakfast 🙂

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  8. Oooh, those looks great! Any kind of cake with peanut butter and chocolate in it must be good! 🙂

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    1. They were very good Baby June 🙂

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  9. I feel you, Tandy; I experienced the same thing a few months ago. Going to the gym for a shower was pretty smart – thanks for the idea. Of course, your rusks recipe was a good consolation. Yum!

    Julie
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    1. I am so glad to have had the excuse!

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  10. How horrible to not have any water! But glad you were able to enjoy your wonderfully delicious peanut butter dessert 😀

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    1. There is always a silver lining 🙂

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  11. I’d rather be with no electricity than no water.
    Anyway…looks like a nice recipe there. A lot of good ingredients in one beautiful and tasty cake!
    🙂 ela

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    1. I am with you there Ela, at least I have gas to cook on 🙂

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  12. I love that this recipe doesn’t make a gigantic batch of rusks. Every other recipe I see seems to need 8 cups of flour and makes enough for an actual army.

    Thanks for sharing. I must try this soon! xx

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    1. This is why I like it as well Tami, I can change the flavours once a week 🙂

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  13. No water is always a pain not to mention having a really bad hair day at work. Glad it is all sorted and you were able to make this delicious peanut butter and chocolate bread.

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    1. Thankfully my hair is so short that is not a big problem 🙂

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