I came across this recipe over a year ago on Pinterest. Funny story, I was on a juice fast and pinned over 500 vegan recipes that I intended to make after the fast, one year later lol… Anyway, I finally found the time, and here they are. It’s really scary when you eat this vegan snickers slice, as they are just as dreamy, and even better than the original!
This recipe is inspired by Lauren’s over at Oatmeal with a Fork. Here’s my version of her amazing recipe with a few adjustments. The original recipe uses oats in place of the almond meal, which I am definitely going to try next time.
Vegan Snickers Slice
5 tablespoons melted extra virgin coconut oil
4 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 tablespoons agave, pure maple or honey (not vegan)
* Chocolate shortcut: use melted vegan chocolate instead e.g. Green and Blacks
4 tablespoons melted extra virgin coconut oil
2 tablespoons dairy free milk of your choice
1 tablespoons agave, pure maple or honey (not vegan)
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
⅓ cup almond meal or GF oats ground into flour
2 pinches of sea salt
8 medjool dates or 12 regular dates soaked in hot water till soft
2 tablespoons peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon water
¼ cup roasted peanuts (use raw peanuts if want a raw vegan version)
a pinch of salt
¼ cup extra peanuts for topping
1. To make the chocolate base mix all required ingredients till well combined. Line a small dish such as a small pyrex or loaf tin (that’s what I used) with baking paper. Pour in chocolate, then freeze for about 10-15 minutes until hard.
2. While chocolate is freezing, mix all nougat ingredients. Once chocolate is hard, spread nougat on top, then freeze again till hard about 30 minutes - an hour. The longer the better.
3. Prepare the caramel by whizzing in a food processor or whip out the old pestle like me! Top the caramel on the set nougat layer. You can use the back of a wet spoon or your fingers to do this.
*You can add an extra chocolate layer on the top, just make more chocolate mix or melt more.
4. Freeze again for 30 minutes - an hour until the top layer is set. And again the longer the better. Do the dishes, clean the house or check your facebook while waiting hehe.
5. Finally pull out the of tin, and cut into minibars, and devour!
Keep your minibars in the freezer in an airtight container or zip lock bag.