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Guest Post: Raw 'Snickers' Bars

Following on from Kaitlin's very popular Cinnamon and Cacao Granola with Goji Berries I have her next contribution here for you in the form of a perfect treat for St. Valentines! 


Be careful with this recipe. It is seriously yummy and addictive. What could be better than a chocolate and nut melt in the mouth healthy treat like this? There are no nasties in this little bar, it's completely vegan, dairy free and raw, so no heating means all the goodness is preserved! Double the recipe if you like, as this makes roughly 8 small bars depending on how you chop them, but be warned they will disappear quickly! Perfect for Valentines Day, they keep well in the fridge for a few days or freeze them for longer. Enjoy and indulge guilt free! 

Base:
3 tbsp peanut butter 
3 tbsp maple syrup
1/3 cup hazelnuts or peanuts or almonds
1/2 tsp vanilla essence or powder

Caramel:
10 dates, medjool is best
1/2 tsp Himalayan salt
1/2 tsp vanilla essence or powder
a little warm water
1/4 cup peanuts unsalted

Coating:
150g raw chocolate 




Method:
Blend base nuts in a processor until powdery, then mix into the rest of the base ingredients. You want the mixture to hold, if too wet add some more of the ground nuts or if too dry add a little water. 

Spread out on the base of a loaf tin and freeze for 15mins. 

Meanwhile blend the caramel ingredients together except the peanuts, until smooth. A thick smooth consistency is best, so be careful only to add a little water at a time. Add the whole peanuts to the caramel and pour it over the base then freeze for a minimum of 3 hours. 

Cut the slab into bars of preferred size, melt the raw chocolate and coat the bars - this part can get messy! Let the bars chill for 10 mins in the fridge or freezer before eating/serving and store any leftovers in the freezer!



I think this recipe may be forbidden for me! Snickers is one of my all time favourite chocolate bars! ...but this is a healthier alternative, right?! 

For more food inspiration you can follow Kaitlin on Instagram!

If you try the recipe, let us know what you think via the comments section below, Twitter / Facebook

Oh, and Happy Valentines Day! <3 <3 <3 


Elle :) x

6 comments:

  1. Wow. These look and sound fantastic!

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    1. don't they just! do let me know if you try them! :) x

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  2. Yum looks amazing, I love raw treats!

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    1. yes me too! always great when you can make a treat that isn't all processed! :) x

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    1. I know the pictures are fab but I'm pretty sure they taste amazing too! ;) x

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