when you’re an adult turned vegan any chocolate bars that may of been your favourite back in the day are now off the table. I had a few faves like snickers, twirl, flake, time out, boost and bounty to name a few. I know there are some vegan versions on the market currently, but being that I can’t just pick them up in regular supermarkets, they are a tad pricey and still contain a lot of ingredients that aren’t beneficial, i much prefer to create my own. As you know I am a big fan of creating things myself they are so much more satisfying and you know exactly what it contains. Lately I have been craving a “snickers” caramel, peanuts and chocolate is just the perfect match, so naturally I jumped into the kitchen to satisfy those taste buds. So lets show you how you can get a piece of this nutty action.
1 cup peanuts
1 cup almond meal
4 Medjool dates
1 tbsp Maple syrup
pinch of himalayan pink salt
12 Medjool dates
1 tbsp maple syrup
2 heaped tbsp smooth peanut butter*
100g dark Chocolate
1 tsp organic coconut oil
1/4 cup peanuts*
how to make
first you want to prepare your tin that you will form your bars in. Line a square 8 inch baking tin or glass dish with GREASE PROOF paper.
next grab your blender or food processor and add in all your ingredients under for the base into the blender.
blend until it starts to clump together, add it to your prepared tin and press it down with your fingers to form the base.
Put your base into the fridge or freezer to set whilst you make the caramel filling .
wipe out or rinse your blender or food processor and add in all the ingredients for the filling and blend until smooth.
pour the filling onto your chilled base, smooth out to cover the base and pop back into the fridge or freezer to set.
now you can gently melt the chocolate and coconut oil in a pot, double boiler or microwave. Once melted and smooth set aside.
you can use your peanuts whole or chopped.
drizzle the chocolate and sprinkle the peanuts on top of the caramel till your heart is content, then pop it back in the fridge until set.
once chilled you can chop them up into bars and INHALE….
*you can roast your peanuts this will add a deeper flavour and crunch to the bars.
*if you prefer crunchy peanut butter then feel free to use it but make sure that it is pure no palm oil or sugar added
Believe me these are moreish and you will want to either eat the whole tray or keep sneaking to the fridge. They are very satisfying and worth taking the time to make.