I remember my Primary School days (we are in Primary school until the age of 14/15) when we would sneak out of school during lunch break (we were not allowed to), just to buy a Snickers bar from a small bakery next door. We thought we were so badass and inconspicuous sneaking 1 minute away wearing our school slippers (yes we had them and yes we had a cool and not cool kind).
To get back on track – I am not a big fan of chocolate. It just doesn’t do it for me (Doritos and Cheetos person over here), but Snickers has always been my favourite chocolate bar. Unfortunately, I never thought of making a raw one before. Probably for the best, seeing I wasn’t really eating chocolate before and now I’m gobbling on them like crazy. But it is my new favorite – it’s refined sugar free, tastes way way better and it feels like you’re eating ice cream at the same time. One can’t really ask for more. 😉
To make these delicious bad boys, you will need:
– 1/2 cup peanuts
– a tablespoon of cacao powder
– 2 tbsp maple syrup
– 1 and a half cup of coconut flour
– warm water (if necessary)
Blend the peanuts first, just until the peanuts start releasing oil and it starts turning into peanut butter. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until you’re happy with the mixture. You will know it’s ready, when the mixture sticks together, but doesn’t stick to your fingers. If it’s too dry, add some warm water. Press it down in a square cake tin and put in the freezer.
– 1 cup dates
– 3 tablespoons water
– pinch of salt
Simply blend the dates until you get a nice date paste. Don’t be afraid to add water. I like the caramel better when you can pour it over the crust, rather than spread it on the crust. At the same time, the caramel with more water seems to be a bit lighter after it’s frozen. But either way, it tastes like the actual caramel. I promise. It’s amazing. 😀
Pour/spread over the crust and place in the freezer. Before you cut it, wait for it to freeze and don’t be impatient. Once frozen, cut it into bars and prepare the chocolate spread.
If you want, you can chop up some peanuts and place them on the caramel, to make it nice and chunky.
Chocolate spread = tablespoon of coconut oil + raw cocoa
Pour the chocolate spread on the bars (it should go solid straight away) and put back in the freezer. And there you have it, your very own raw Snickers bars with natural ingredients. <3