Wednesday, 23 October 2019

PEANUT CHOCOLATE BARFI

Peanut Chocolate Barfi/Barfee is easy, quick and delectable fusion sweet that is covered in shiny edible silver leaf aka varq . The good news for chocoholics is that it has chocolate too. After all "Chocolate is happiness you can eat" ;). This barfi is made with rich peanut butter and chocolate, a delightful combination!

Only 5 ingredients are used in making this delicious Barfi, I have the detailed recipe post with pictures.

Peanut Chocolate Barfi/Barfee is easy, quick and delectable fusion sweet that is covered in shiny edible silver leaf-varq . The good news for chocoholics is that it has chocolate too. After all "Chocolate is happiness you can eat" ;). This barfi is made with rich peanut butter and chocolate, a delightful combination! Only 5 ingredients are used in making this delicious Barfi, I have the detailed recipe post with pictures.



Barfi or Barfee is so special in our home. In the past, I have made Vanilla, Caramel and Chocolate Barfee which makes me and my brother so happy. Being a fan of  Barfi and chocolate I decided to make Peanut Chocolate barfi, to add in our Diwali Special repertoire.

One of the most popular and grand Hindu festival Diwali/Deepavali is just a few days away, and I can't contain my excitement as I really look forward to all the celebrations, fun and obviously, Diwali treats like Habshi Halwa, Stuffed Magas Ladoo and this Peanut Chocolate Barfi!

Peanut Chocolate Barfi/Barfee is easy, quick and delectable fusion sweet that is covered in shiny edible silver leaf-varq . The good news for chocoholics is that it has chocolate too. After all "Chocolate is happiness you can eat" ;). This barfi is made with rich peanut butter and chocolate, a delightful combination! Only 5 ingredients are used in making this delicious Barfi, I have the detailed recipe post with pictures.


Peanut Chocolate Barfi/Barfee 


Any fans here of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups? Funnily, the first time I tasted Reese's Peanut Butter Cups was when a surgeon brought them into theatre for the staff and students - I definitely helped myself to more than one!

This recipe is not a traditional Indian recipe, so you won't be able to find it in any Indian sweet shop. It's a fusion recipe I thought about when I was indulging in Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.

This Peanut Chocolate Barfee is such a recipe for very busy people who don't have much time to slave away in the kitchen. All the ingredients that are used in this recipe easily available in any supermarkets.

The only ingredient you won't be able to find in this recipe that is Chandi Ka Varq or Vark. You may have to order online or you can omit completely as it does not add any taste to the dish but only used for decorating purposes.

What is Chandi Ka Varq/Vark

Basically, Varq is edible silver or gold foil.  Chandi translates Silver and Varq/Vark is like fine tissue paper and made with real silver and it is safe to eat, completely harmless and it digests easily. 

It is garnished on all types of food, giving food that special feel and look. 

In recent years edible silver or gold leaf has gained popularity in the western world, in Indian and Pakistan varq or silver foil has been for centuries in decorating sweets and nuts.

The varq symbolises richness, festivities and celebrations. In Urdu, Varq known as Zarda.

Is Varq/Vark suitable for Vegetarians, Vegan or any Religious Groups? 


In the olden days methods of making varq weren't vegetarian-friendly due to the use of animal byproducts but nowadays you can find varq that is suitable for vegetarians, vegans and for all the religious groups. Make sure you check the packaging before buying it or order it online.

Why should you make Peanut Chocolate Barfi?

  1. It tastes so delicious without overpowering any flavours.
  2. This Barfi is made with only 5 ingredients and does not require any Masterchef skills.   
  3. It is egg and gluten-free.
  4. All the ingredients are available easily in your area.
  5. This make-ahead dessert that can stay fresh for up to a week if stored properly. 

Best tips to make Peanut Chocolate Barfi


  • Always use full cream or full-fat milk powder to make barfi for the best results.
  • Do not use thin based pan or kadai to make barfi, there are chances that milk powder or barfi mixture can stick to the bottom of the pan.
  • Never leave the barfi mixture unattended while cooking continuously keep stirring. 
  • Let the barfi set or cool for a couple of hours or more.
  • If you are using silver/gold foil for the decoration, stick it as soon as you spread the barfi mixture into the greased plate, varq only sticks on the hot mixture. 

Frequently asked questions


Can I make Peanut Chocolate Barfi in advance?

Definitely, you can prepare this barfi recipe ahead of time as generally, barfi stays good and fresh for up to a week if stored in an airtight container and kept in the refrigerator.

I would recommend also seal the container with cling film to keep away from the strong odor food.

Can I use khoya/Mawa for Barfi?

Yes, you can as long as you use special khoya which is available to make barfi. 

What type of Peanut Butter do I use?

Any peanut butter works fine for this recipe, smooth or crunchy. It depends on you how you like to have this barfi, smooth butter gives smoother texture, crunchy butter will lend some bite to the barfi texture.

Can I use icing sugar?

Yes, you can. May the mixture will cook quicker as icing sugar contains cornflour.  

How to tell if the barfi mixture is cooked?

To check if the barfi mixture cooked perfectly or not, you don't require any fancy or expensive gadgets.

One method is which my mum taught me that once the mixture starts leaving the pan, it also goes very shiny and becomes one mass turn of the heat straight away.

The second method, take a chilled stainless steel bowl or plate, put very tiny amount of barfi mixture on it and after 40-50 second try to pick up if comes out easily then the mixture is cooked, if not cook a couple of minutes further. 

Why is my barfi not setting?

First, make sure you have given enough time to set the barfi. After 3-4 hours at room temperature, if no sign of hardening the mixture means the mixture did not cook. Do not worry, just cook the mixture on a very low heat longer and do the above test. 

My barfi is too hard, what I have done wrong?

In this case, most probably you have overcooked the barfi mixture.  Grate the barfi, add some milk to it and cook on low heat, continuously stirring and follow the step mentioned above in the section How to tell if the barfi mixture is cooked.

Ingredients you'll need for Peanut Chocolate Barfi?

  • Full fat or full cream milk powder 
  • Whole milk
  • Double cream 
  • Granulated sugar
  • Peanut butter
  • Cocoa powder
  • neutral oil
  • Silver foil -varq-vark we use this brand as their silver/gold foils are vegan.  
  • Dried rose buds or petals
  • Chocolate sprinkles (optional) 
How to make Peanut Chocolate Barfi

In a heavy base and wide pan dry roast the milk powder, once done remove into another plate.
In the same pan combine milk, cream, and sugar.
Bring it to boil and gently simmer for a few minutes.
Add 2/3 roasted milk powder and mix it well and cook till thickens.


Add peanut butter and mix well.
Keep cooking and stirring the mixture until it thickens and starts leaving the pan.
Pour the mixture into the greased or lined tray or plate. 
In the same pan, combine milk, cream and sugar.
Bring it to boil, simmer for a while.


Now add milk powder and cocoa powder, mix well and cook till thickens.
Pour the mixture onto the peanut barfi mixture and spread evenly.
Apply little pressure with the spatula and stick the varq and sprinkle chocolate if using.
Let the mixture cool at room temperature for a minimum of 2 hours.
Once set cut it into the desired shape. 



Peanut Chocolate Barfi/Barfee is easy, quick and delectable fusion sweet that is covered in shiny edible silver leaf-varq . The good news for chocoholics is that it has chocolate too. After all "Chocolate is happiness you can eat" ;). This barfi is made with rich peanut butter and chocolate, a delightful combination! Only 5 ingredients are used in making this delicious Barfi, I have the detailed recipe post with pictures.


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Peanut Chocolate Barfi/Barfee

Peanut Chocolate Barfi/Barfee

Yield: 20-22 medium squares
Author:
prep time: cook time: 40 Mtotal time: 40 M
Looking for an innovative or different flavoured barfi recipe? Try this easy and quick recipe - Peanut Chocolate Barfi. A perfect recipe for any celebration which includes chocolate too!

ingredients:

Equipment/Tools
  • Cake tin or plate 
  • Parchment paper
  • Wide and heavy bottom pan/kadai
  • Spatula  
Peanut layer
  • 375 g full fat milk powder
  • 200 ml whole milk + cream (1:1)
  • 150 g sugar
  • 2-3 TBSP. Peanut butter (any)
  • Neutral oil for greasing the plate or tin.
Chocolate layer
  • 200 g full fat milk powder
  • 2-3 TBSP. cocoa powder
  • 100 ml whole milk + cream (1:1)
  • 75 g sugar

instructions:

How to cook Peanut Chocolate Barfi/Barfee

Peanut layer
  1. Grease the plate with oil or line the tin with the parchment paper.
  2. First, dry roast the milk powder in a pan for 3-4 minutes without burning.
  3. Remove and leave it aside.
  4. In the same pan combine milk, cream, and sugar.
  5. Bring it to boil on medium heat and let it simmer for a couple of minutes.
  6. Now add 2/3 of the milk powder and mix well, keep stirring all the time to prevent burning the mixture.
  7. Once the mixture starts getting thicker, add peanut butter.
  8. Mix well and let the cook mixture until it leaves the pan.
  9. Quickly pour the mixture into the lined or greased tray and spread evenly.
  10. Leave it aside.
Chocolate layer
  1. In the same pan combine cream, milk, and sugar.
  2. Bring it to boil and let it simmer.
  3. Add remaining milk powder and cocoa powder.
  4. Coo the mixture until done.
  5. Spread it over the peanut barfi layer.
  6. Press it with a clean spatula.
  7. Stick the varq if using and sprinkle the chocolate sprinkles.
  8. Let it set for at least 2-3 hours.
  9. Once done cut the barfi with the sharp knife into the desired shape. 
  10. Enjoy. 

NOTES:

Use a sharp knife to cut the barfi, and after every cut wipe the knife with the kitchen towel.
Instead of cream ghee can be used if not available.
Calories
106.28
Fat (grams)
4.29
Sat. Fat (grams)
1.53
Carbs (grams)
15.74
Fiber (grams)
0.25
Net carbs
15.49
Sugar (grams)
13.63
Protein (grams)
1.89
Sodium (milligrams)
35.85
Cholesterol (grams)
8.93
The nutritional information provided is an approximation calculated by an online calculator. Please consult a professional dietitian for nutritional advice.
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12 comments:

  1. They look so beautiful and tempting!

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  2. Only 5 ingredients PEANUT CHOCOLATE BARFI is certainly a chocolate lover's delight. And this recipe would and looks so festive too.
    Thank you for sharing detailed recipe with some mind blowing clicks.

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  3. Great recipe, your recipes are always very interesting and unique. Love your photography.

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  4. This is such a delicious east meets west dessert. Love the use of peanut butter to make burfi. They look so inviting.

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  5. I love this fudge like burfi and love the use of peanut butter. Such a simple recipe and so festive. I miss the siler warq and that makes the burfi even more festive!

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  6. Look so delicious. Peanut butter and chocolate burfi makes perfect sweet for diwali. I will look for vegan option.

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  7. Peanut chocolate burfi looks so good and so easy to prepare. Step by step pictures are so helpful.

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  8. Yummylicious fudge. Love the color, texture and flavor. Awesome combo, "peanut butter and chocolate."

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  9. I love different varieties of fudge and you are an expert in making varieties of them...this chocolate and peanut combo is a killer...love it

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  10. Love the fusion of peanut and chocolate here, it is indeed awesome. It is ideal to make for any festive occasion, nice clicks.

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  11. AN interesting and super tempting fusion recipe. Using peanut butter to make the bottom layer and the top layer a chocolate barfi, simply innovative. I usually shy away from using varq, but will try it next time as all this time I thought it was not vegetarian friendly.

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  12. Peanut and chocolate is a perfect combo and this barfi looks awesome. Perfect way to celebrate any festival.

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