Healthy Snickers Bars – How to make your own Snickers bars, only made with natural, real food ingredients!
‘Healthy Snickers’, she wrote.
Oh yes, it’s true!
October is my favorite month. Halloween, scary movies, costumes, pumpkins, ghosts, and witches galore!
Before my husband and I began dating, we worked together at a local health food store, and it was there that we connected on our love for all things ‘gore’ (our first date was to see Hostel!).
Each year, we look forward to the fun Halloween brings, and now that we have kids, we all have fun playing dress up when the 31st rolls around.
My husband’s favorite candy is a Snickers bars, so I knew I needed to make a healthy version.
I tried my best with this recipe to create a believable facsimile of the real thing.
The chocolate base has a nice crisp bite, while the nougat center is soft and rich (you’d swear there was dairy in there!). The peanut butter caramel coating is a blended mixture of dates and peanut butter, but I think it’s even better than the real thing.
I had originally intended to coat the entire bar in chocolate, but I thought they had more character this way. I love being able to see the layers, and you could easily add a few peanuts on top!
If you make these, I truly believe you will love them!
Healthy Snickers Bars
- 5 Tbsp coconut oil melted
- 4 Tbsp cocoa powder
- 2 tsp maple syrup
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 4 Tbsp coconut oil melted
- 3 Tbsp milk of your choice
- 2 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1/2 t. vanilla
- 1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp oat flour
- 1/8 t. sea salt
- 8 soft dates
- 2 Tbsp peanut butter I use salted
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 tsp water
- Begin with room temperature ingredients. Cold ingredients can cause your coconut oil to clump.
- Mix together the ingredients for the chocolate base until well combined.
- Pour the mix into a small baking dish (I use a 7 x 5 inch Pyrex dish).
- Put the dish into the freezer until hard (about 10-15 minutes).
- Mix together the ingredients for the nougat layer until well combined.
- Pour the nougat layer onto the hardened chocolate base.
- Set in the freezer until the nougat layer is solid (about an hour).
- Process the ingredients for the caramel layer in a small food processor until well combined.
- Spread the caramel mix atop the hardened nougat layer (wet and use your hands for this, as it is very thick.
- Freeze again until set (30-60 minutes).
- Cut into 12 equal bars and enjoy!
You can make your own oat flour by grinding oats in a coffee grinder or with the flat blade of a Nutribullet.
If you have trouble with the chocolate base separating from the nougat layer, add the nougat layer a bit before the chocolate hardens completely.
Some of the items I use to make this recipe include: