Do you ever get that craving for some chocolate and caramel? Perhaps with some peanuts added in? Time for a Snickers Bar, right?
When that sugar craving hits, don’t reach for the commercial variety – instead try my snickers inspired recipe. It’s made from whole foods, free from refined sugar, is gluten free, dairy free and suitable for vegans. But best of all – they taste delicious!
This recipe works well made in a slice tin, or you could just as easily use a mini muffin tin to make little cups of chocolatey caramely goodness. The biggest challenge is stopping at just one!
Prep Time: Approximately 10 minutes
Quantity: Makes approximately 20 small snickers barsIngredients:
400g medjool dates (pitted)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
100g pure peanut butter
1.5 cups puffed brown rice
80g roasted (unsalted) peanuts, roughly chopped
½ cup coconut oil
½ cup pure maple syrup
½ cup cacao powder
½ teaspoon sea saltMethod:
- Grease and line a slice tin with baking paper
- Place dates, peanut butter and vanilla extract in food processor and blend until it forms a thick paste, stopping to scrape down the sides. If the mixture feels a bit dry you may need to add a couple of drops of water
- Place the paste into a large mixing bowl, add the puffed rice and peanuts and mix together
- Press mixture into the base of the slice tin. You may find the mixture easier to work with if you dampen your hands with water
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