Recipe: Vegan Date-Peanut Butter Snickers Bars

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!

Ingredients:

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

90%)

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)

Instructions:

  1. 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. 
  2. 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. 
  3. Cut chosen nuts into small pieces and add the nuts, seeds, puffed millet and a pinch of salt to the peanut-date mass. 
  4. 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. 
  5. 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).
  6. Pour chocolate over the date-peanut bars and put back into the fridge for at least an hour. 
  7. 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.  

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