No Bake Snickers Bars (vegan, gluten free, oil free)
These vegan snickers bars use just 6 ingredients and are made without refined sugar or oil. They're the perfect healthy chocolate dessert you can feel good about!
Servings: 9 bars
- ¾ cup oats
- 2 tbsp smooth peanut butter
- ½ tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tbsp water
Peanut Caramel Filling
- ½ a packed cup dates
- ¾ cup peanut butter (smooth or crunchy, doesn't matter as it will be processed)
- ⅓ cup peanuts (I like using roasted as they have a stronger flavour, but you can use unroasted if preferred)
- 1 80g bar vegan dark chocolate
- Sea salt flakes (optional)
Pour oats into a high speed blender and blitz into really fine flour. (Alternatively you can use store-bought oat flour.)
Pour into a bowl, and add all base ingredients. Mix (with a spoon or by hand) until well combined (mixture will be a bit crumbly but you should just about be able to shape it into a ball).
Line a rectangular food storage container (about 6 x 7½ inches) with parchment paper, and press dough into it, flattening down well with your hands.
For the caramel filling, combine dates and peanut butter in a food processor and blend until creamy. You may need to scrape the sides down and blitz for a couple of minutes to get it smooth.
Spread caramel over bases - smoothing it as you go - and scatter peanuts on top (reserving some for decoration), gently pressing them into caramel.
With a flat knife (a table knife will do), cut into 9 rectangular bars.
Transfer container to fridge and allow to set (about 30 minutes).
Melt chocolate in a double burner (or in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of water).
Using flat knife, gently remove bars from their container and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Dip each bar in melted chocolate (I like to use two forks to hold them while I dunk them!) and return to baking tray.
Scatter peanuts and sea salt flakes over each bar.
Refrigerate for another 30 minutes or until chocolate is set. Enjoy!