Raw Vegan Snickers Bar

Um. So…. Hi. I haven’t touched this blog in a LONG time. Basically like 6 months. I guess having a baby is kind of a time sucker.

I didn’t cook for 4 months. My husband took over that duty! Thank heavens. Now that I feel (mostly) back to my normal self, I can finally start cooking and sharing delicious recipes again!

Man, it’s been a LONG 5 months with a roller coaster of emotions. I’m still exhausted because i can’t remember the last time I slept longer than a 3 hour stretch but I’m strangely functioning for some crazy reason.

Anyway… I wouldn’t have been able to survive without lots of chocolate. Seriously. I need chocolate every day.

But store bought chocolate is just full of so much yuckiness. So, duh! Why not make my own?

Thus, I bring you the recipe for beautiful, healthful, raw vegan snickers!

Thanks once again to the brilliant master mind of this concoction. thisrawsomeveganlife is just SUCH a terrific blog.

vegan snickers

I made a bit of a mess making them but who cares?

 

vegan snickers

Raw vegan snickers for the WIN!

vegan snickers

Don’t you feel happy just looking at these things? I mean yeah, duh, they aren’t the prettiest things to look at but it’s CHOCOLATE! And chocolate just makes you happy right? Ok. Go make these.

 

Raw Vegan Snickers

Recipe

Nougat layer:
1/2 cup almond flour
1/3 cup maple syrup
1 cup peanuts

Caramel layer:
1 cup dates plus a teensy tiny bit of water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons melted coconut oil

 

Raw Chocolate:

2 squares of 100% baking chocolate

1 tsp coconut oil

5-8 drops of stevia extract

 

For the nougat layer: Pulse the flour and maple syrup in your vitamix or food processor until smooth. Then place into a bowl and mix in the peanuts. Shape into 10-12 small logs and place on parchment paper on a plate and put them into the freezer to harden.

For the caramel layer: Put all the ingredients into your blender with just a small bit of water. Start with 1/4 cup water and add more as needed. But it should be sticky and thick! You’re making caramel gosh dangit! Spread the mix on top of each log and stick it back in the freezer

For the chocolate: Melt the chocolate and oil in a Mary’s bath (or just use the microwave) and add the stevia to taste. The chocolate doesn’t have to be super sweet because the caramel and the nougat both have a lot of sweetness! once melted, cover these suckers and store them in the freezer!