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Homemade Snicker Bars with Dates

PREP: 1 hour 15 minutes
COOK: 20 minutes
YIELD: 9 bars
These Homemade Snickers Candy Bars are simple to make (no baking!) and are a fun healthy alternative to everyone’s favorite candy bar! Recipe by Food with Feeling.

Ingredients

  • Nougat Layer
  • 11/4 cup oat flour
  • 1/4 cup of maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup of plant based milk
  • Caramel Layer Peanute
  • 1 packed cup of Natural Delights Medjool dates, pitted (about 12-14 dates)
  • 3 tablespoons of nut butter
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2- 3/4 cup of raw peanuts
  • Chocolate Layer
  • 1 cup of chocolate
  • 1 tbsp of coconut oil

Preparation

  1. Line a 9×5 inch loaf pan with parchment paper. a small loaf pan or 8×8 square pan would also work
  2. Make the nougat by combining the oat flour, maple syrup, and milk in a medium bowl. Mix until fully combined and then press the mixture evenly into the prepared pan. Place in the fridge to chill while you make the caramel layer.
  3. Make the caramel sauce by combining the dates, nut butter, and vanilla in a food processor. Blend until little to no chunks of date remain. This may take a few minutes of pulsing. Once blended, fold in the peanuts.
  4. Gently spread the date caramel on top of the nougat layer doing your best to get the top smooth and even. Place in the freezer to chill for about an hour.
  5. Once solid, remove from the pan and cut into 6-9 long bars.
  6. In a shallow bowl, melt together the chocolate and coconut oil in the microwave in 30-second increments but you can also do this in a double boiler. Dip each bar in the chocolate, tapping off the excess, and place on a parchment/silicone-lined baking tray.
  7. Place in the fridge/ freezer to harden the chocolate and ENJOY! Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge

*While Medjool dates are high in natural sugars, they are low on the glycemic index thanks to a balanced amount of soluble fiber. The complex carbohydrates found in Medjool dates are digested at a slower rate, making them a source of dietary fiber and releasing energy to the body over a longer period of time.

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Food with Feeling