These Caramel Peanut Butter Bars are my adaptation of the popular snickers chocolate bar and will soon become a favourite in your household. They are gluten, dairy and refined sugar free!
Well what can I say about these raw snickers bars! They are amazing and taste just like the traditional store bought version. Except that they have no processed sugar only healthy whole food ingredients.
WHY YOU WILL LOVE THIS RECIPE
Gluten & Dairy Free - suitable for people with gluten and dairy/lactose intolerances.
Easy to Make - there are four elements to making these peanut caramel bar and they are all very easy to make.
Healthy wholefood ingredients - which are easy to find at any supermarket, health store, food markets or on-line store.
INGREDIENTS YOU NEED
- Medjool dates
- Macadamias or you can use cashews or balanced almonds
CARAMEL PEANUT LAYER
- Medjool dates
- Organic crunchy peanut butter
- Maple syrup
- Almond milk
- Coconut oil
- Maple syrup or you can use honey or rice malt syrup
- Cacao powder
HOW TO MAKE
There are four elements to these raw treats. There is the nougat layer which is made with dates and macadamias (or cashews).
Then there is the peanut caramel layer which is a combination of my delicious caramel (which you can find in my raw caramel slice bites ….. SO GOOD) and crunchy peanut butter.
Once the first two layers have frozen enough in the freezer (and they need to freeze for a while), you double coat them with raw chocolate.
Then finally you add some crushed peanuts on top of the raw chocolate layer, before you place in the freezer to set for final time.
They are best stored in the freezer as they tend to soften easily, but trust me they will be well worth it! You can store them easily for up to 3 months.
I highly recommend using Medjool dates to make this recipe. Medjool dates are sticky so they really bind together all the ingredients really well.
If you use regular dates, you will most likely find that the mixture will not hold and you will need to use a little bit of coconut oil or nut butter for the base to stick together.
Looking for other raw dessert slices? Try these:
Lastly, if you make this caramel slice I would love to hear from you. You can either leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! If you do make this recipe, please tag me on Instagram! It really makes my day when I see your creations of my recipes.
Caramel Peanut Butter Bars
- 12 medjool dates pitted
- ½ cup macadamias or cashews, blanched almonds
Caramel Peanut Layer
- 7 medjool dates pitted
- ½ cup peanut butter organic and crunchy preferably
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- ¼ cup almond milk
- ½ cup coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- ½ cup cacao powder
- To make the nougat layer: add the ingredients to a high speed blender or food processor and blend until they form a sticky dough. Spoon mixture into a square slice tin lined with baking paper. Place in the freezer while you make the next layer.
- To make the caramel peanut layer: add the ingredients to a high speed blender or food processor and process until completely combined. Spoon the mixture onto the nougat layer and smooth over with the back of a teaspoon. Place back into the freezer to set for at least 4 hours. You want to be able to easily slice it into bars.
- Cut into bars: Slice into bars and then place back in the freezer for a further 30-60 minutes.
- To make the chocolate coating: melt the coconut oil in a saucepan on low heat. Once melted, add the maple syrup, whisking until well combined. Then add the cacao powder, stirring until well mixed through,
- Dip the bars: Take the bars out of the freezer and dip each piece into the chocolate mixture and place on a tray lined with baking paper. Place back into the freezer to set for 5 minutes, then coat them again with another layer of the chocolate mixture, but this time add some crushed peanuts over the top.
- Allow to set: Then place back into the freezer until you are ready to eat them. I recommend keeping them in the freezer as they tend to soften easily.
- The cook time does not include the time it takes for these raw snickers bars to set, which is approximately 5 hours. If you have a turbo cool setting on your freezer then it will take less time.
- These bars will keep in your freezer for up to 3 months