Four-Ingredient Salted Chocolate Biscuits

The weather has been pretty awful in Paris at the moment, all rainy and chilly, so I thought I’d make some decent comfort food this week while I’m hiding inside!

I’ve been thinking aboutΒ doing some more baking recently, but (partly because my French is still so appalling) I’ve been finding it pretty tricky to find all of the ingredients necessary to make cakes or macarons. Because of this problem I came up with the idea of doing minimalist cookies, with only a very few ingredients, that are all pretty easy to find. After scouring various blogs for inspiration I found this delicious, rich recipe so I thought I’d give them a go.

These cookies are perfect for if you can’t be bothered to go to the shops but still want to make some tasty comfort food, as you’ll probably have all of these ingredients lying around anyway. They’reΒ also super quick and really easy to make, so this is a great recipe for first-time bakers or student cooks.

This recipe is an adaptation from the blog A Clean Bake, so be sure to check out their version!

Salted Chocolate Biscuits


Two ripe bananas

About half a tub (175g) of crunchy peanut butter

Half a cup (just your average mug or small drinking cup) of cocoa powder

Around a teaspoon of sea salt


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Mash the bananas in a bowl until extremely smooth.
  2. Mix the peanut butter and cocoa powder into the bananas and stir until smooth. Roll into balls and place them on a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper.
  3. Press a fork into each of the biscuits, then sprinkle each with a pinch of salt.
  4. Bake for 12-15 minutes until nice and firm, then let cool and eat!

Serves 12


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