My whole life I have always loved candy bars, even though they are full of ingredients that are not healthy for our bodies. Up until a few years ago when I began to develop a love for baking, I decided to bake healthier versions of my favourite recipes by swapping more nutritious ingredients in the recipe. The result? Healthier versions of my favourite recipes that tasted the same, if not, BETTER.
Then came the Snickers idea. I used whatever I had that was healthy and nutritious to recreate a childhood favourite. The feedback I received was extremely positive and led me to running out of my snickers in a matter of 24 hours. Translation = you need these in your life STAT.
Be sure to give these vegan snickers a try and don’t forget to tag me in your recipes remakes on Instagram with the hashtag #ririsrecipes !
Vegan Snickers (V, RSF)
Servings: ~16 bars
Cook Time: NO BAKE
- 1 cup Almonds
- 1 cup Cashews
- 10 Dates (pitted)
- 1/2 cup warm water
- 2 tbsp Hemp hearts
- 1/2 cup Almond butter (or nut butter of choice)
- 2 tbsp Maple syrup
- 2 cups Chocolate (melted with coconut oil)
- 2 tbsp Coconut oil
- Combine all base ingredients in a food processor until a ball of dough forms, roughly 10-15 seconds.
- Spread out dough onto a parchment paper-lined 8×8 inch baking dish and place in freezer to harden.
- Meanwhile, start creating the middle by mixing the nut butter and maple syrup together in a bowl.
- Remove hardened base from freezer and spread nut butter mixture on top. Place back in freezer to harden once more for approximately 20 minutes.
- In the mean time, prepare chocolate mixture by adding chocolate chips or a chocolate bar broken into pieces with coconut oil in a bowl, and microwaving in 25-30 increments.
- Remove dish from freezer and cut dough into bars. Dip each bar into melted chocolate mixture and place on a wire wrack with parchment paper underneath to let the chocolate set and drip off any excess chocolate coating.
- Once all bars are dipped in chocolate, place on a tray lined with parchment paper and let harden in the fridge.