Hi, everyone! It’s my first time popping on here, so let me introduce myself – my name is Austra and I am a full time vegetarian/ half-time vegan trying to experiment myself into full time veganism. Hopefully, the recipes I share will inspire you to try and turn to a more plant based diet as well.
Now that that is out of the way, we can finally get to the recipe. I first tried to make these ‘Vegan Snicker’s bars’ with my mom ( https://vimeo.com/420982424 ) during quarantine. And THEY. ARE. THE. BEST. THING. EVER. Seriously though, ever since that first time I made them, I keep coming back to them every time I’m craving something healthy, yet full and a bit ‘junkie’ tasting.
For your own sake, I hope you try and make these!
140 g Dates (soak them in water for ~10 min, if they are not soft enough)
25 g Puffed millet (you can also use puffed quinoa)
250 g Peanut Butter (I recommend using one that is either 100% peanuts or at least not under
100 g of nuts and seeds of choice (pumpkin seeds are always a good choice ;))
A pinch of salt
100 g Dark chocolate (I recommend taking one that has at least 70% cacao in it)
- Put dates in a blender, food processor or, as it is in the video, use a kitchen pounder to turn dates into a smooth dough time of a consistency. If you are using a blender try pulsing it and using little bits of water is needed.
- Mix in the peanut butter until well mixed together. Feel free to use a blender if you want to, but it can be easily done without one as well.
- Cut chosen nuts into small pieces and add the nuts, seeds, puffed millet and a pinch of salt to the peanut-date mass.
- Put the dough on a baking sheet, smooth it out into a rectangular form (it should be around 2 cm – 3 cm in thickness) and put in the fridge.
- Put chocolate in the microwave for about 30 seconds or until melted. (You, of course, can use any other way of melting the chocolate instead).
- Pour chocolate over the date-peanut bars and put back into the fridge for at least an hour.
- Take it out and cut into bars. Enjoy and be happy. 🙂
About the author: Austra Aspite is a part time photographer, videographer and a full time adventure junkie. On a look out for ways to live simply and fully.