Vegan Snickers Bar

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I don’t eat candy much, especially after going Plant Based. Commercial candy as a rule usually has milk and other suspect ingredients. However, for our Pop Up Dinners I really like to give our guests a fun and surprising “gift” at the end of the meal. This month we made Vegan Snickers Bars and they've been a hit so I am posting the recipe. It does contain some oil but other than that it is not to bad. 

A word about dates: the fresher the dates, the creamier the “caramel” will be. If you can’t find fresh dates you can soak them to rehydrate them. 

I covered my dish in plastic wrap in order to remove the candy easier. It was a bit of a pain to spread the layers out but removing it was a breeze. I cut them into bars that were a bit larger than fun size bars.

Vegan Snickers Bar Recipe

Ingredients

  • NOUGAT LAYER:
  • 4 Tablespoon Coconut Oil, melted
  • 2 Tablespoons Plant Milk
  • 3 Tablespoon Maple Syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 2/3 Cup Oats, ground into flour 
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  • CARAMEL:
  • 8 Dates, Medjool, soft
  • 2 Tablespoons Peanut Butter
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons Water
  • 1/2 Cup Peanuts, Whole
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  • CHOCOLATE:
  • 1lb. Dark Vegan Chocolate

Instructions:

  1. Mix together the ingredients for the nougat layer until well combined.
  2. Pour the nougat layer onto a 7 x 5 inch Pyrex dish.
  3. Set in the freezer until the nougat layer is solid (1-2 hours).
  4. Process the ingredients for the caramel, except the Whole Peanuts,  until well combined.
  5. Spread the caramel mix atop the hardened nougat layer (wet and use your hands for this, as it is very thick.
  6. Press the Whole Peanuts into the caramel, scattering them across the entire layer. Freeze again until set (about an hour).
  7. Cut into 12 equal bars. Pat edges and place in freezer until chocolate is ready.
  8. Melt Chocolate in Microwave or over a double boiler.  I do recommend tempering your chocolate but it is not absolutely necessary. Here is a great link to learn how itís done: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6q2FLl3rXP4.
  9. Dip Chocolates into melted chocolate to coat. Place onto parchment paper or silpat to set.