A guilt free recipe that has it all! This healthy snickers recipe 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. Also, this is a gluten free treat and is perfect for that occasional sweet splurge!
The ultimate healthy snickers recipe
In all honesty, this recipe coming together was a bit of a fluke. I was trying to get a base right for another recipe I was working on. 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 the final product slightly nutty, still gluten free and holds together 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.
Healthy Snickers Recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
1 cup of vanilla protein powder
1 cup almond meal
2 tablespoon coconut flour
1 teaspoon ground peanuts
¼ cup of almond milk (unsweetened)
5 pitted medjool dates, soaked in hot water
½ cup of coconut milk
1 drop of caramel stevia extract (can omit)
100g dark choc or cacao nibs
½ cup of your favourite nut (I chose peanuts and almonds)
- In a large bowl, combine you base ingredients until you form a soft dough ball. On baking paper, mould the dough into bar shapes (or any desired shape!) Pop in fridge to firm up.
- Over a low heat, simmer the dates, stevia and coconut milk for 30 minutes. Once a deliciously caramel texture and flavour occurs, blitz in a food processor/stick blender to make it smooth. Pop back over heat for approx. 3 minutes to thicken.
- Over a double boiler (saucepan filled with 3cm of water, heat proof bowl ontop) pop the dark choc/cacao and melt slowly.
- Grab your bars out of the fridge, layer with the caramel and sprinkle with the nuts (you don’t have to use nuts) if you want that crunch, you can also add in puffed quinoa, seeds, puffed rice etc.
- Drizzle over and coat the bars with the chocolate and leave to set in fridge for a couple of hours.
Hi – my son has a peanut allergy, what nuts would you say that would be a good alternative?
Is it just peanuts or nuts in general?
If it is just peanuts I would use hazelnuts, almonds or even pecans.
If it is all nuts I would try and use some sort of flaxseed and sunflower seed combo?