Delicious vegan gluten free Snickers bars filled with a nougat layer, date caramel, crunchy peanuts and a chocolate coating. This easy no-bake treat will become an absolute household favourite!
Calling all Snickers lovers! If you’re on a vegan or gluten-free diet and have been craving the delectable combination of chocolate, homemade caramel, and peanuts, we have a treat for you. Our homemade Vegan Gluten-Free Snickers Bars are the perfect solution to satisfy your sweet tooth while adhering to your dietary restrictions.
The next time you’re having candy bar cravings and you’re not able to eat your favorite candy bar, this out this recipe. It’s the best way to enjoy the real thing while dealing with celiac disease or gluten intolerance.
These bars are rich, indulgent, and packed with all the flavors you love. So let’s dive into the recipe and create these irresistible vegan and gluten-free Snickers bars that will have everyone asking for seconds!
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WHAT IS A SNICKERS BAR?
A Snickers chocolate bar is a popular confectionery product produced by Mars, Incorporated. It is one of the most well-known and widely consumed chocolate bars globally.
The Snickers bar consists of multiple layers, including a nougat base, caramel layer, and roasted peanuts, all covered in milk chocolate.
The nougat in a Snickers bar provides a soft and chewy texture, while the caramel adds a sweet and gooey element. The roasted peanuts add a crunchy and nutty flavor profile. The combination of these ingredients creates a satisfying and indulgent candy bar experience.
Snickers bars are recognized for their distinctive brown packaging and prominent branding. They are widely available in various sizes, including regular-sized bars, fun-sized miniatures, and larger sharing options.
Snickers bars are enjoyed by people around the world as a tasty and convenient snack or treat.
INGREDIENTS LIST FOR THE HOMEMADE VEGAN SNICKERS BARS
You will need the following ingredients listed below to make the homemade candy bars (the exact measurements and nutritional information are in the printable recipe card below):
- Medjool dates
- Creamy peanut butter – can substitute for almond butter, cashew butter, coconut butter, etc.
- Pure maple syrup
- Certified gluten-free oats
- Shredded unsweetened coconut
- Coconut oil
- Almond milk – can substitute for coconut milk but may have a stronger coconut flavor. Skim milk also works if you aren’t following a vegan diet.
- Roasted salted peanuts – or unsalted peanuts.
- Dark Chocolate Bars – can use milk chocolate chips if you don’t need it to be vegan. Can also mix cocoa powder with coconut oil.
- Sea salt
- Optional – vanilla extract, coconut cream, etc.
HOW TO MAKE THE NOUGAT BASE
Start by making oat flour with your gluten free oats. Put the oats in a high powered blender and blend on high until flour forms. Transfer the flour to a medium size bowl and add coconut flakes, maple syrup, melted coconut oil, and almond milk. Let mixture firm up for 3 minutes.
Grease and line a bread loaf pan with parchment paper, and press the cookie base evenly and refrigerate.
HOW TO MAKE THE VEGAN CARAMEL LAYER
Place the dates in hot water for one hour to soak and soften for the date caramel layer. Once the dates are soft, add them to a food processor. Blend them up with peanut butter, maple syrup and salt until smooth.
This is the second layer to the Snickers Bars. Add the caramel evenly over the cookie base and freeze for 3 hours minimum.
HOW TO MAKE THE VEGAN CHOCOLATE LAYER
In a microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate and coconut oil.
Once the bars have set in the freezer, slice into 8 bars. Coat each bar with melted chocolate, I like using a fork for this step.
HOW TO STORE THE HEALTHY SNICKERS BARS
- Cut the Snickers bars into individual serving sizes or desired shapes.
- Place a sheet of parchment paper or wax paper on a baking tray or airtight container that will fit in your refrigerator or freezer.
- Arrange the Snickers bars in a single layer on the prepared tray or container, making sure they are not touching each other.
- If using a baking tray, cover the Snickers bars with another sheet of parchment paper or wax paper. If using an airtight container, place a sheet of parchment paper or wax paper between each layer of Snickers bars.
- Close the airtight container or wrap the baking tray tightly with plastic wrap.
- If storing in the refrigerator, place the tray or container on a flat surface and refrigerate for up to 1-2 weeks. If storing in the freezer, place the tray or container in the freezer for up to 2-3 months.
- When ready to enjoy, remove the desired number of Snickers bars from the refrigerator or freezer and let them come to room temperature for a few minutes before eating.
CAN I STORE THE INDIVIDUAL BARS AT ROOM TEMPERATURE?
It’s generally recommended to store them in the refrigerator or freezer to maintain their texture and freshness. However, if you plan to consume them within a day or two, you can store them in an airtight container at room temperature.
CAN I USE ANOTHER TYPE OF FLOUR IN PLACE OF THE OAT FLOUR?
I have not tested this recipe with any other flours. Almond flour, or gluten-free all purpose flour will probably work. The only flour that will flop entirely is coconut flour unless used in a very small quantity.
Other Delicious Vegan & Gluten Free Treats You May Want To Try!
- Chocolate Covered Raspberry Chia Jam Bites
- Healthy Banana Bread Cookies (Vegan & Gluten Free)
- Vegan Gluten Free Rocky Road Brownies
- Gluten Free Vegan Protein Bars With Dark Chocolate
- Perfect Vegan & Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1 cup pitted medjool dates, soaked
- 3 tbsp peanut butter
- 3 tbsp maple syrup
- pinch of salt
- 1 cup gluten free oats
- 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1/2 cup roasted salted peanuts
- 2 dark chocolate bars
- 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
- Place the dates in hot water for one hour to soak and soften for the date caramel layer.
- Using a high power blender, process the oats into flour.
- Transfer flour to a medium size bowl and add the shredded coconut, maple syrup, coconut oil, and almond milk and stir to combine. The mixture will firm up, let it sit for 3 minutes.
- Grease and line a bread loaf pan with parchment paper.
- Once the cookie base is firm enough, press into the bread loaf pan evenly and refrigerate.
- Once dates are soft, add dates to food processor. Add in the peanut butter, maple syrup, and salt and blend until smooth.
- Add the date caramel layer evenly onto the cookie base. Sprinkle and press peanuts on top of the caramel later. Freeze for 3 hours or overnight until bars are very firm.
- Melt the chocolate bars and coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl.
- Remove the snickers bars from freezer and take out of baking pan to slice into 8 bars. Coat each bar with melted chocolate.
- Sprinkle with course sea salt, or more peanuts if desired!
Serving Size:1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 528Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 97mgCarbohydrates: 66gFiber: 8gSugar: 48gProtein: 8g
The nutrition information provided is calculated based on industry-standard software and should be used as a general guide only. The information may vary depending on ingredient substitutions, cooking techniques, and individual serving sizes. It is the responsibility of the reader to ensure the accuracy and appropriateness of the nutritional information provided. Always consult a qualified healthcare provider for personalized medical or nutritional advice.
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