Healthy Snickers Bar

Snickers bars are definitely up there with my fave chocolate bars. But to be honest I can’t remember the last time I had one! This is why….

Ingredients Declaration: MILK CHOCOLATE(SUGARCOCOA BUTTER, CHOCOLATE, SKIM MILK, LACTOSE, MILKFAT, SOY LECITHIN, ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR), PEANUTS, CORN SYRUP,SUGAR, PALM OIL, SKIM MILK, LACTOSE, PARTIALLY HYDROGENATED SOYBEAN OIL, SALT, EGG WHITES, ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR.

With ingredients like soy lecithin, corn syrup, partially hydrogenated oils and artificial flavours they hardly seem so appealing anymore. I hope this has put you off eating them too!

Lucky for us though, it is super easy to make something that tastes very similar at home with wholesome, real ingredients.


Healthy Snickers Bar

Ingredients

Almond Caramel

  • 1 cup of softened dates
  • ½ a teaspoon of vanilla essence
  • ½ a cup of coconut milk or cream
  • 3 tablespoons of nut butter (peanut, almond, cashew butter etc)
  • 3 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • ¼ a teaspoon of salt
  • 1½ cup of almonds

Chocolate Topping

  • 3 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons of cacao powder
  • ½ a teaspoon of honey
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. If your almonds are raw then you first need to roast them in the oven. Bake them at 160 degrees, for 5-10 minutes. Watch them closely and don't let them burn.
  2. In a blender or food processor, blend the dates, vanilla, coconut milk/cream, nut butter, coconut oil and salt.
  3. Stir the roasted almonds into your caramel mixture until well combined.
  4. Pour the almond caramel into a tray lined with baking paper, flatten with a spoon and set aside while you make the chocolate.
  5. Melt the coconut oil, add the cacao powder and honey. Mix well to combine and pour over the caramel base.
  6. Leave to set in the freezer for 60 minutes, then slice. You should be able to get 25-30 pieces.
  7. The snickers slice should be stored at a cool temperature, either in the fridge or freezer. I love keeping mine in the freezer as it makes it deliciously chewy!

Serves: 25-30