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Snickers Bars

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Love peanut butter, caramel and chocolate?

If so, you probably love to indulge in a snickers bar. I have gone from hating nuts as a child, to sitting curled up with a large jar of peanut butter and one spoon on a quiet Friday night. So it’s only natural that I am drawn to that sugar filled snickers.

In the pursuit of maintaining the balance of a healthy lifestyle and satisfying my sweet tooth, I have re-created the good old snickers recipe that, dare I say it, tastes even more delicious than the original. This nutritious recipe has three layers, each mouth-watering in there own way and mind blowing together.

The ingredients are gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free, the only non-vegan ingredient is 1 egg, which can be substituted for a flax egg. So if you or someone you know has certain food allergies or requirements, you won’t have to miss out on your snickers fix!

To prepare for this recipe pre-soak your dates for at least 30 minutes in hot water before you start. Don’t forget to melt your peanut butter before adding it to the rest of your ingredients. I know this recipe looks long but don’t be intimidated, it is really easy to make.

INGREDIENTS: 

Base

  • 1 cup of almond meal
  • ½ cup shredded coconut
  • 1 Tbsp. raw cacao powder
  • 1 Tbsp. Rice Malt Syrup
  • 1 Tbsp. Peanut butter (unsalted, no added sugar)
  • 1 egg or flax egg
  • 3 dates (pre-soaked)
  • ½ cup buckwheat flour
  • 1 Tbsp. of coconut milk

Peanut Caramel Middle

  • 25 cups of dates (pre-soaked)
  • ½ cup of crunchy peanut butter
  • ½ cup Unsalted peanuts

Chocolate Topping

  • ½ Tbsp. Rice Malt Syrup
  • 2 Tbsp. cacao
  • 1 Tbsp. coconut oil

 

INSTRUCTIONS: 

Base

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 180°C. Blend together egg, milk, rice malt syrup and peanut butter (melted).
  2. Once blended and smooth, gradually add buckwheat flour followed by cacao, shredded coconut and almond meal. The mixture will start to get thick and dough like, so you may have to stir with a spoon as you are putting in the last of the almond meal.

3. Pour into a greased pan lined with baking paper and smooth out the dough as flat as possible. Place in the oven and bake for 10 minutes.

Peanut Caramel Middle

  1. Ensure dates have been soaking in hot water for at least 30 minutes. Place dates in a food processor a blend until smooth.
  2. Add melted peanut butter and blend again. You may have to add a splash of the hot water the dates were soaking in if the food processor gets stuck or the mixture is too thick and gluggy. The consistency should be thick, smooth and sticky but not as thick and sticky as the base.

3. Pour peanut caramel on top of base, then add the peanuts on top, ensuring they are evenly dispersed over the peanut caramel. Place in the fridge to set while you make your chocolate.

Chocolate Topping

  1. Place all ingredients together in a ceramic bowl or sauce pan that would sit on top of the saucepan you pan to boil water in.
  2. Boil water in a saucepan, once water has started to boil turn the temperature down to a simmer and place your saucepan with your ingredients on top. Stir until ingredients have melted together and you have a smooth chocolate sauce. Add more cacao to make thicker and coconut oil to make thinner.

3. Remove the snickers from the fridge and cut into whichever sized bars you desire. Individually pour chocolate over each bar and leave in the fridge to set.

 

4. You can keep your snickers in the fridge for up to one week. If you wish to keep them longer store them in the freezer bring out to thaw when you feel like a fix! These are best consumed at room temperature.

5. Enjoy!

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