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So, I’ve been trying and tweaking this recipe for a few weeks now, and after many different variations, I’m finally satisfied with the result. The inspiration for these comes from Elin, who runs Kale’i Coffee Bar in Gothenburg. This place has the best coffee in the whole town and Elin is such a sweetheart. Anyway, at her place I always have these raw energy bars with peanuts, and they are delicious so I got the recipe and tweaked it into these decadent-feeling, scrumptious treats. I’m not going to lie and say that they are all healthy so feel free to stuff your mouth with the whole batch, but they are so much healthier than the original Snickers. Vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free and almost raw (100% raw is possible, i make a note on how in the recipe)

Hope you’ll enjoy them!

Raw Snickers Bars:

 
1/2 cup pecan nuts
2 1/2 cups medjool dates, pitted
2 tbsp coconut oil
2 tbsp lucuma
2 tbsp tahini
1-2 tbsp maple syrup (other sweetener for 100% raw)
2 tbsp PB2 (natural peanut butter works fine too)
Pinch of himalayan salt

150 gr salted peanuts (raw peanuts for 100% raw)

Process the pecans in your blender to a fine meal/flour. Take aside.
Now add all but the peanuts and pulse until all combined using a tamper. If you don’t have a high speed blender this will probably be to tough and heavy for it so maybe you need to mix a little at a time. add the pecan flour and pulse again until all mixed, move over to a bowl and add the peanuts and mix them in the dough. I’m using my hands to do this. Press into a 15cmx15cm form lined with parchment paper and put in fridge chill for approx 2 hours.

Chocolate Coating

2 tbsp coconut oil
2 tbsp raw cacao
2 tbsp maple syrup (or other sweetener for raw)

Carefuly melt the oil, add the cacao and sweetener and combine well using a fork.
Now you have two options, either you cut the snickers into bars and dip them in the chocolate, but then you will probably need more mixture, OR you just pour it on top. Let set in the fridge for a while and cut into bars. Keep them in the fridge in a sealed container. I don’t know for how long they keep fresh but honestly, that not going to be the problem here ❀

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