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It was about time that some of the awesome recipes housed on this blog got a revamp! I’ve been lucky enough to have had some great contributors over the years, including Kaitlin who created this vegan snickers bar recipe back in 2014. Kaitlin contributed lots of other great recipes which I will also list and link to at the bottom of the post – those ones aren’t updated yet so you will have to forgive the imagery!
Here’s a warning though; the outcome of making this recipe is like eating candy! They are seriously yummy and addictive. Because 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 extreme heating means all the goodness is preserved! Double the recipe if you like, as this makes roughly 8-12 small bars depending on how you chop them, but be warned they will disappear quickly! They keep well in the fridge for a few days or you freeze them for longer. Enjoy and indulge guilt free!
Vegan Snickers Recipe
Prep Time: 20 Minutes | Cook Time: 3 hours (in Freezer) | Yield: 8-12 Squares
Snickers Bar Base Ingredients
- 3 tbsp peanut butter
- 3 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/3 cup hazelnuts or peanuts or almonds
- 1/2 tsp vanilla essence or powder
Snickers Caramel & Nougat Ingredients
- 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
Raw Chocolate Coating Ingredients
- 150g raw chocolate
Where To Get Your Ingredients
Firstly, a big shout out to Holland and Barrett who provided me with all the necessary ingredients to remake and reshoot this recipe so I could update the post. The only thing you might need to pick up from the supermarket if you don’t already have it in your kitchen cupboard is some vanilla essence. I’ve linked all the ingredients in the lists above so you can check out exactly what I used.
How To Make Your Snickers Bars
Here’s a quick round up of what equipment you will need: food processor or small blender, loaf tin (I use this silicon one), spoons, cup measures (these ones from Joseph Joseph are perfect), parchment paper or I used this silicone cake mould, or even a silicon pastry mat like this one …and then just make sure you have a little space in your freezer.
Make The Base:
Blend base nuts (1/3 cup) in a food 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.
Make The Caramel Nougat:
While the base is in the freezer, blend all 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 then spoon it over the base.
Freeze for a minimum of 3 hours.
Coating The Snickers Bars:
Cut the slab into bars of preferred size. I made mine into 12 treat sized bars.
Melt the raw chocolate either on the stove (in a bowl over a pan of water) or gently heat in the microwave. I used the microwave on the lowest setting and warmed gently for around 2 mins. By which time, a good stir meant the solid chocolate melted into the liquid stuff.
Spoon the bars into the bowl of chocolate, turn over, twist, rotate, until it’s completely covered then place on parchment paper or silicon pastry mat – this part can get messy!
Let the bars chill for at least 10 mins in the fridge or freezer before serving / eating and store any leftovers in the freezer!
If you try the recipe leave a comment below to let us know what you think!
Kaitlins Recipe Contributions:
- Cinnamon and Cacao Granola with Goji Berries
- Vegan Raw Chocolate Mousse
- Supergreen Spirulina Bites
- Healthy Banana, Pear and Chia Seed Loaf
- Summer Green Salad
- Veg Salad Bowl
- Bircher Muesli & Chia Breakfast Pots
My name is Kaitlin and I’ve featured some healthy, easy recipes on Elle’s blog. I’m passionate about eating clean, and being the best we possibly can be through healthy eating and regular exercise – I hope you enjoy my recipes!