Healthier Snickers Bars (vegan, paleo, gluten free, dairy free)
@nathalieebjorn introduced me to these healthier Snickers Bars that will blow your mind! So simple, fast, and crazy good. Using only natural and vegan ingredients, this treat is sweetened with dates and a little bit of honey instead of corn syrup, sugar, and artificial flavorings. I recommend doubling the recipe, since they disappear fast! Adapted from @icasverige.
1 cup (2.5 dl) roasted and salted peanuts
1/2 cup (1 dl) coconut oil
3/4 cup (1.5 dl) natural peanut butter
20 large soft dates, pitted
4 Tbsp cocoa/cacao powder
1 tsp maple syrup
1/4 tsp + 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
In a food processor, make the first layer by blending together the peanuts, 10 dates, and 1/4 tsp vanilla until well combined and sticky. If the mixture is too dry, add 1-2 Tbsp water. Press into a small baking dish lined with parchment paper and put in the freezer.
Make the second layer by blending the peanut butter, 10 dates, 1/4 cup coconut oil, 1/4 tsp vanilla, and a pinch of salt until smooth. Press onto the first layer and put into the freezer.
Melt 1/4 cup coconut oil. Add the cocoa and honey. Stir well and pour over the 2nd layer. Tilt the dish around so everything gets covered with the chocolate. Put into the freezer until solid, about 10 minutes. Cut into bars and serve. Optional: sprinkle over a little sea salt. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.