Making these vegan snickers are not only easy, but it’s also a fun thing to do with your kids or family. Next time, instead of buying your kids a snicker bar, why not make some vegan snickers with them?

Vegan Snickers [Vegan, Gluten-free]

Serves

4

Cooking Time

40

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Ingredients

For the Nougat Layer:

  • 1 cup oats (gluten-free if needed)
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 2 tablespoons sweetener of your choice (here I used maple syrup)
  • 1 tablespoon melted cacao butter (or coconut oil)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup plant milk (here I used almond milk)

For the Caramel Layer:

  • 1 cup of medjool dates
  • 3 tablespoons almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon maca powder (optional but it gives it an extra caramel-y flavor)
  • 2 tablespoons sweetener of your choice (here I used maple syrup)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup almonds (I used activated)

For the Chocolate Coating:

  • 5.3 ounces dark chocolate*
 
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Preparation

For the Nougat Layer:

  1. Place 1 cup of oats in a high-speed blender, blend until it turns into oat flour.
  2. Pour the oat flour into a mixing bowl. Add shredded coconut, melted cacao butter, vanilla extract, maple syrup and almond milk. Mix until everything is well incorporated.
  3. Let it sit for 5 minutes. The mixture will thicken a bit.
  4. In a lined baking tray (I use a loaf pan), press the nougat mixture evenly and firmly into the bottom of the pan.
  5. Place the pan into the freezer for the nougat layer to firm up a bit while you work on the caramel layer.

For the Caramel Layer:

  1. Place all caramel ingredients into a high-speed blender. If the dates you are using are not super soft, place them in warm water for 15-20 minutes until they soften. Blend until smooth.
  2. Slightly crush the almonds.
  3. Take the caramel mixture out and mix in the crushed almonds.
  4. Take the pan from the freezer and spread the caramel mixture evenly on top of the nougat layer.
  5. Place the pan back into the freezer and chill for at least 3 hours (preferably overnight) for the bars to set.

For the Chocolate Coating:

  1. Take the pan out from the freezer. Using a sharp knife, slice them into 8 bars.
  2. Melt the chocolate using a double boiler method. Temper the chocolate(optional**). Carefully dip one bar into the melted chocolate, hold it for 5 seconds above the melted chocolate to allow the excess to drip off.
  3. Place the dipped bar on a piece of parchment paper. Continue with the remaining bars. Then place the vegan snickers into the refrigerator for the coating to harden.
  4. Keep those bars in the refrigerator for 2 weeks and in the freezer for up to 1 month.
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