The ultimate healthy snickers nut bar
A guilt free recipe that has it all! This healthy snickers bar is the perfect alternative to those sugary snacks like picnics and snickers. I am forever searching for that delicious morsel of goodness to satisfy those never-ending day to day sweet cravings. As always, this is a gluten free treat and is perfect for that occasional sweet splurge!
In all honesty, this recipe coming together was a bit of a fluke. I was trying to get a base perfected for another recipe, then one thing lead to another and I sort of just kept rolling with it. Once I saw that it was coming together as the perfect “base” I thought this would make a great bar and what you see is the final product.
I opted for coconut flour and almond meal as the core ingredients for this base. This makes it slightly nutty, gluten free and for it to hold reasonably firm when moulding.
Coconut Flour: Not actually a ‘flour’ and is made up completely of pure coconut (the meat, dried out – normally by baking). I love incorporating coconut flour wherever I can in my recipes, not only because I find it easily digestible but it also is a heavy hitter in regulating blood sugar levels (which is what you want after trying to hit that sweet spot).
Almond Meal: Much like coconut flour, is ground up almonds. Almonds and Coconuts are one of the two most commonly used things in my pantry and fridge, from almond milk, coconut butter right down to dehydrated coconut meat for a little snack. Almonds are a wonderful source healthy fats along with macronutrients and also micronutrients, which together make for prolonged energy.
If you like what you see? Check out my gluten free Lamingtons!