Vegan Snickers Bars

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If you’re a long time follower, you know I have a thing for recreating classic candy recipes. My first ever candy creation was these vegan snickers bars. Back when I lived in Brooklyn, I used to sell these locally every week, and hand deliver them to all of my customers while I was finishing up my nutrition degree.

Food truly does bring people together and I’ve always loved sharing good food with others and seeing how they enjoy it just as much as I do.

These candy bars are surprisingly really easy to throw together and require absolutely no baking! They’re a great freezer-treat for when you want something sweet, salty and crunchy.

The base is made of a combination of peanut, almond flour and dates, and the caramel layer is a blend of dates, almond butter, maple syrup and a couple of other simple ingredients.

They’re finished off with chopped peanuts for an added crunch, and coated in melted dark chocolate chips. I always get asked how I coat my candy bars, so I included a time-lapse video at the end of the recipe card for your viewing pleasure!

You guys are going to LOVE these! Let me know in the comments below if you’ve tried them.

Vegan Snickers Bars

5 from 2 votes
Course: Sweets, Dessert
Servings

20

1-inch bars
Prep time

30

minutes
Freezing time

4

hours
Total Time

4 1/2

hours

Ingredients

  • Crust
  • 1/2 cup walnuts

  • 1/2 cup peanuts, unsalted

  • 6 medjool dates, pits removed

  • 1-2 tbsp water

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • Date Caramel
  • 1 1/2 cups medjool dates, pits removed

  • 1/4 cup almond butter

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup

  • 2-3 tbsp water

  • Topping
  • 1/4 cup crushed peanuts

  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

  • 1 tsp coconut oil

Directions

  • Starting with your crust, blend together the nuts until fine. Add in the dates and pulse until they’re fully chopped. Add water by the tbsp and blend until a dough forms.
  • Press dough down into a parchment lined 8 x 8 baking dish. Set aside.
  • Rinse out your blender or food processor, and blend all filling ingredients until smooth. Add more water if needed to help blend. The batter shouldn’t be completely liquid.
  • Pour over crust and even out with a spatula.
  • Top with crushed peanuts, and set in freezer for 4 hours to harden.
  • Once frozen, remove from freezer and slice into 12 equal bars (four cuts vertically, then 4 cuts horizontally)
  • In a medium sized bowl, melt the chocolate chips with the coconut oil in 30 second increments in the microwave, for 2-3 rounds, stirring in between.
  • Pour 1-2 tbsp worth of chocolate over the snickers and coat over a cooling rack (see video below)
  • Once all are coated, place back in freezer to set for 10 minutes.
  • Keep stored in a ziplock or freezer-safe container in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Recipe Video

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One Comment

  1. Whittney

    Made these yesterday! The date caramel is everything! So so sooooo good! Even better than the real thing. Natural and deliciousđŸ˜‹

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