What do you get when you combine layers of peanut butter, pretzels, caramel, peanuts and chocolate? Besides for heaven in a bite, I’m talking homemade Take 5 bars!
We’re ending candy week with one of my absolute favorite candy bars. They’re crunchy, sweet + salty and pack in ALL the best flavors.
They were so fun to make, and truly incorporated all the best flavors in a chocolate bar. I haven’t made them in forever, so when an Instagram follower suggested I make the Reese’s Take 5 version, I couldn’t say no!
Spoiler alert: after googling the difference between regular Take 5 and the Reese’s version, critics say they taste the same! Marketing, am I right?
My version is vegan, and gluten-free friendly if you substitute the pretzels for your favorite gluten-free brand!
The 5 layers to these homemade Take 5 Bars:
- Peanut butter layer– I went for the Reese’s Take 5 version, so I made a similar peanut butter base made from natural peanut butter, pure maple syrup and coconut flour
- Pretzel layer: you can use regular or gluten-free pretzels!
- Date Caramel layer: a creamy take on the classic caramel, but made from blended dates, vanilla extract and nut butter
- Dairy-free chocolate
They all come together to form the perfect chocolate bite with all the best textures!
Now that my freezer is stocked with SO many chocolate bars, i’m ready for all things savory for the next few days.
I hope you try these delicious homemade Take 5 Bars. Let me know which homemade chocolate bar was your favorite in the comments below!