2 cups rolled oats
10 large Medjool dates, pitted
1/3 cup creamy almond butter
1 tsp vanilla essence: Optional, but adds a bit more sweetness
2 tbsp vanilla protein: I used Naked Harvest's Vanilla Pancake Batter one! Use code GENE for 15% off!
1/4 cup almond butter
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup coconut oil: Melted
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup roasted peanuts
1 cup vegan chocolate chips
2 tsp coconut oil
How to make:
Prepare the base layer: Combine rolled oats, Medjool dates protein powder, vanilla essence, and almond butter in a food processor. Process until a sticky dough forms. You should be able to pinch the dough together with your hands. If your dates are quite dry, you may need to add 1 tbsp melted coconut oil for extra moisture. This will help you achieve a sticky dough. Alternatively, you can simply add extra dates.
Line a loaf pan or a small rectangular dish with baking paper. Firmly press the nougat into the base of the pan.
Prepare the caramel layer: Add almond butter, peanut butter, coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla essence to a bowl. Mix until a runny caramel-like consistency is formed.
Spread the caramel over the base. Gently press roasted peanuts over the caramel layer. Store in the freezer for at least 1 hour to set. After, lift the parchment paper out of the pan and slice the snickers block into 8 bars.
Melt the chocolate: Combine chocolate chips and coconut oil in a bowl. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring between, until almost all of the chocolate chips are melted. This should only require 2-3 intervals. Do not burn the chocolate.
Gently dip each snickers bar into the melted chocolate. Be sure to evenly coat all four sides. Place onto parchment paper. Store in the refrigerator for 10 minutes to set. Enjoy! (I added extra crushed peanuts to the top)
Keep the snickers bars stored in the refrigerator or freezer
If you do decide to try this recipe (which I highly recommended, as it's delicious!) please send me pictures, or post on your Instagram story and tag me! I'd love to see everyone's versions!
Lots of love and happy snickers making!