Snickers bars are my favorite chocolate bar. When I was teaching, I would allow students to hand in assignments late IF they brought me a snickers. I collected quite a few in my 5 years.
I was so happy to find a raw snickers bar recipe that actually worked and wasn’t too sickly sweet. Now that I can eat a snickers that is gluten free, vegan and refined sugar free I will probably NEVER eat a real snickers bar again. I feel like a freakin kitchen magician!
This recipe makes a lot, so you’ll only need a tiny bit to satisfy your craving.
For the base
½ cup of coconut flour
1 cup of sliced almonds
½ cup of raw maple syrup
1 cup of medjool dates (these need to be soaked in water for 30 mins to 1 hour before blending)
Sprinkle of himalayan salt
1 tablespoon of pure vanilla
2 tablespoons of coconut oil
¼ cup of raw peanuts (cashews can be used if you are allergic to peanuts)
Top chocolate layer
100 grams cacao butter
6 tablespoons of raw cacao powder
3 tablespoons of coconut oil
If you can’t get cacao butter or powder then you could just use 200gs of 70% dark chocolate with 3 tablespoons of coconut oil as the top layer instead, although then your bars will not be refined sugar free.
To make the bottom layer blend the coconut flour, sliced almonds and maple syrup together until smooth. Depending on how you want them to come out you could shape them into little snickers bar oblongs, of if you are like me, just pour it all into a baking dish. Place in the freezer.
To make the middle layer take the dates out of the water and blend in a food processor, add the salt, peanuts, vanilla and melted coconut oil. This layer doesn’t need to be really smooth, I kept the mixture quite chunky. Add this mixture on top of the first layer, make sure it is spread evenly. Place back into the freezer. ( THIS LAYER IS MY FAVORITE)
To make the top chocolate layer melt the cacao butter and sift the cacao powder into the butter. Add the melted coconut oil and mix together. If you are using dark chocolate melt it along with the coconut oil. Pour all over your oblong bars if you want them to look like real snickers, or just pour on top of your middle layer and place back into the freezer for at least an hour before serving.
Please share with me how yours turn out. I’d love to see them!
*Original recipe from Julia and Libby