S.W. Recipe: Raw Snickers Bars

Recently, while cruising Instagram, I encountered a photo that stopped me dead in my scrolling. It was for a “raw Snickers bar” and it was posted by Lee From America (who, incidentally, is an excellent healthy-yet-delicious food follow). Now, if you’re confused by what a raw Snickers bar is, let me clear the air: It’s basically a healthified version of one of life’s most glorious pleasures: A FROZEN SNICKERS BAR. (Yeah, like the ones you used to greedily devour in the summer in between intense sessions of capture the flag. Oh you didn’t? Well, that’s just me…)

 

Let’s move onto the recipe: I adapted it in order to make it a bit easier to create, plus took pieces from another recipe via Megan Gilmore of Detoxinista (as you can see, raw Snickers bars are apparently a “thing” in the wellness blogosphere). The results were delicious. Here you go!

 

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INGREDIENTS

For the nougat / base layer:

  • 1 cup creamy almond butter
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut flour

For the caramel-nut layer:

  • 20 soft Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/3 – 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
  • 1/3 – 1/2 cup of peanuts or the nut of your choice

For the chocolate coating:

  • 1 cup unsweetened dark chunks and/or cocoa powder
    2 teaspoons coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup

METHOD

Combine the base layer ingredients in a bowl and knead together, mixing throughly. Roll out to create a square-shaped base for the snickers. Next, combine all the ingredients for the caramel layer in a high-powered food processor. Set aside. Over medium heat, melt down all ingredients for the chocolate coating and stir regularly. Pull out the frozen base layer and cover with the caramel. Next, add in the peanuts or the nut of your choice. Top with the chocolate. Freeze for four hours, cut into bars, and enjoy!

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