Delicious Raw Snickers

This was initially my first ‘experiment’ with raw recipes and was the creation that inspired me to explore more raw recipes as it was so delicious! Another fan of this recipe is my partner, Nick Baldwin, who is a professional triathlete and lives a very healthy, active lifestyle. He simply loves this snickers slice and claims it is better than a real snickers bar and better for training! Whilst I wish I could claim I invented this amazing recipe, I found it through http://liveloveeatraw.com.au/raw-vegan-snickers-slice/

Ingredients

BASE

  • 2cups almond meal
  • 2tbsp coconut oil
  • 3tbsp rice malt syrup
  • 2tbsp 100% natural crunchy peanut butter
  • 1tsp vanilla
  • Pinch of salt

CARAMEL MIDDLE LAYER

  • 3 cups dates (pitted)
  • 1/3cup coconut oil
  • 2tbsp 100% natural crunchy peanut butter
  • 1tsp salt
  • 1/2cup peanuts

CHOCOLATE TOPPING

  • 1/4cup raw cacao powder
  • 1/4cup organic rice malt syrup
  • 1/3cup coconut oil
  • Handful of peanuts (crushed)

Instructions

  1. For the BASE place all ingredients into a high speed food processor or blender until a biscuit like dough
  2. Line a square tin with baking paper and press the base evenly over the tin and place in the freezer
  3. For the caramel middle layer, place the caramel ingredients in a processor and blend until it’s a sticky consistency. (if you would prefer a more chunky consistency, blend everything except for the peanuts and crush the peanuts separately and add them to the caramel blend)
  4. Spread caramel layer on top of the base and put back in the freezer for 2 hours to set.
  5. To make the chocolate topping, whisk together the chocolate ingredients and pour over the top of the caramel middle layer. Sprinkle the crushed peanuts over the topping immediately and place in the freezer for 2 hours.
  6. ENJOY!

Whilst this raw snickers has all natural ingredients and is a much healthier option then any processed or artificial foods, it does have a high calorie content. Remember, have everything in MODERATION :)

Nick and I have this as a perfect 'pre training session' energy snack or when we feel like a ‘naughty’ treat :)