Healthier Snickers Bars

May 2, 2019

 

Healthier Snickers Bars

 

Ingredients:

Bottom Layer:

1 cup oat flour

1/2 cup natural peanut butter

2 tbsp maple syrup 

 

"Caramel" Filling:

1/2 cup natural peanut butter

1/2 cup coconut milk 

1/4 cup maple syrup

1 tsp vanilla 

1/3-1/2 cup peanuts 

 

Chocolate:

1/4 cup cacao powder

1/4 cup coconut oil, melted

1 tbsp maple syrup

Optional: 1 tsp sea salt 

 

OR you can use 1/2 cup chocolate chips, melted for the chocolate layer 

 

Instructions:

1. Line a bread pan with parchment paper. 

2. Mix or blend the crust ingredients together, until dough-like. Then, evenly spread across the bottom of bread pan. 

3. In a small saucepan - bring the peanut butter, coconut milk, maple syrup, and vanilla extract to a mild boil. Turn to low, cover and simmer for ~20 minutes (or until mixture is golden brown and starts to thicken), stirring every few minutes. Pour mixture evenly over the crust

3. Sprinkle peanuts over the filling and press down with a spatula (can add more than 1/2 cup peanuts, if desired) 

4. Mix together cacao, melted coconut oil and maple syrup. Pour over top of the filling. 

5. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours, or until chocolate hardens and filling becomes caramel-like. 

6. Cut into ~7 large bars (pictured) or 14 smaller bars (cut the 7 in half) & enjoy :) 

 

Keep any leftovers in a container in the fridge :) 

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