Eating vegan doesn’t mean that you can’t have your favorite sweet treats from childhood: candy bars! There are plenty of ways to make your own plant-based confectionaries that will satisfy your sweet tooth, and we’ve gathered 10 of our favorite recipes from the Food Monster App to get you started. Let’s get snacking!
1. Healthy Copycat Snickers Bars
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These “snickers” bars are so good, all without the processed sugar and unhealthy additives! These Healthy Copycat Snickers Bars from Mitra Shirmohammadi are great for your next sweet-treat emergency. Coconut flour creates a delicious gluten-free base, with dates and almond butter serving as the gooey caramel.
2. Raw Butterfinger Candy Bar
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This easy to make Raw Butterfinger Candy Bar from Brandi Doming will be your new favorite treat. This is a much healthier version of a butterfingers bar with only 6 ingredients, and is raw and delicious!
3. Raw Mini Three Musketeers Bars
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Three cheers for Three Musketeers! This homemade version of the beloved candy bar is not only vegan but also totally raw and gluten-free! So go ahead, indulge in all the chocolatey, nougat-y bliss you want with these Raw Mini Three Musketeers Bars from Amy Lyons!
4. Sugar-Free Puffed Quinoa and Cacao Nib Chocolate Bars
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Is there anything prettier than deep, dark, shiny chocolate bars? Add a little crunch, a little mint—and your mouth is in sugar-free sweet heaven. You’ll love these Sugar-Free Puffed Quinoa and Cacao Nib Chocolate Bars from Annie Oliverio!
5. Raw Snickers Bars
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6. 5-Ingredient Butterfingers
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These vegan Butterfinger-inspired candy bars are sweet, salty, and just a little bit crunchy. All you need is peanut butter, dates, chocolate, corn flakes, and coconut oil. With only five ingredients and one kitchen appliance needed, these 5-Ingredient Butterfingers from Megan Sadd are a snap to make (and even easier to eat!).
7. Snickers Banana Bites
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Three-ingredient raw chocolate encapsulates gooey homemade date caramel, peanuts, and a cool, frozen, banana ice cream center in this recipe. These cold Snickers Banana Bites from Larice Feuerstein are easy to put together and won’t last long in your household. They’re just too good to resist!
8. 5-Minute Butterfinger Brittle
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Oh man, this 5-Ingredient Butterfinger Brittle from Kristen Genton is so delicious! It tastes remarkably like a Butterfinger candy bar, but it only takes six ingredients and five minutes to make. Seriously, just five! It’s crunchy and crumbly, sweet and flaky – you’ll be immersed in chocolate and peanut butter bliss before you know it!
9. Chewy Chocolate Bars
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10. Healthy Copycat Snickers Bars
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Chocolate bars and candy bars don’t have to be packed with unnatural sugars to be tasty and delicious. These Healthy Copycat Snickers Bars from Holly Jade have a raw ‘nougat’ base, a scrumptious date caramel filling, a chocolate coating. And it wouldn’t be a Snickers without tons of peanuts! These bars are pretty darn close to the real thing; the only difference is that they are much better for you.
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Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammation, heart health, mental wellbeing, fitness goals, nutritional needs, allergies, gut health, and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acne, hormonal imbalance, cancer, prostate cancer and has many side effects.
For those of you interested in eating more plant-based, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App — with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest plant-based recipe resource to help reduce your environmental footprint, save animals and get healthy! And, while you are at it, we encourage you to also learn about the environmental and health benefits of a plant-based diet.
Here are some great resources to get you started:
- Weekly Vegan Meal Plans
- Plant-Based Health Resources
- Plant-Based Food & Recipes
- Plant-Based Nutrition Resources
- The Ultimate Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition
- Budget-Friendly Plant-Based Recipes
- High Protein Plant-Based Recipes
- Plant-Based Meal Prep
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