Raw Vegan ‘Snickers’ Treats

Seeing as peanut butter and chocolate is a match made in heaven, I wanted to create and share with you a recipe that is as decadent as it is nutritious. As a wholesome foodie, I’m crazy about healthy foods but do understand that balance is key – and that no everyone is super keen on green smoothies – so I was inspired by Snickers bars to create this surprisingly healthy treat 🙂 But be warned: it’s more tempting as it sounds and very difficult to resist!

   

(By the way, for the London foodies out there, this was my contribution to the Plant-Based Picnic held at Tanya’s Cafe on Sunday 23rd August! I also demonstrated cooking this recipe at the Organic Blogathon 2015 held by Of The Earth Superfoods on Sunday 27th September.)

 

In the midst of oreparing my Snickers Treats at the Organic Blogathon 2015!

 

Spot the Superfood ‘Snickers’ Treats amongst the other plant-based goodies


RAW VEGAN ‘SNICKERS’ TREATS

Ingredients:

125ml Coconut Merchant coconut oil (can be substituted for coconut or cacao butter)

2-4tbsp Creative Nature cacao powder

2-3tbsp lucuma powder

1-2tbsp maca powder

1tbsp coconut sugar

5tbsp (125ml) peanut butter (or any nut butter of your choice – but I do think peanut butter works best in this recipe)

30g raw peanuts, roughly chopped

Additional superfoods: Creative Nature Goji berries, Creative Nature chia seeds, Creative Nature cocoa nibs, white mulberries, golden inca berries, apricot kernels, etc.


Method:

  1. Gently melt the coconut oil on a low-medium heat in a medium sized pot.
  2. Once the oil is completely melted, stir in the coconut sugar as well as the Creative Nature cacao, maca and lucuma powders. (The exact quantity of each powder can be adjusted according to your own personal preference.)
  3. Next, add in your chosen superfood. (I used Creative Nature Goji berries because I think the chewy texture adds another dimension to the treat as well as a speck of vibrant red amongst the brown colours – but that’s just my blogger’s mind thinking!) Stir the mixture thoroughly until the desired consistency is reached.
  4. Pour half of the cacao mixture into the bottom of each individual chocolate mould, muffin/ ice cube tray or cupcake case. Follow with a (tea)spoonful of nut butter and sprinkle of chopped peanuts (for a delicious crunch); then top with a final layer of the cacao mixture.
  5. Place in your fridge for at least 30 minutes to set.
  6. Remove the ‘Snickers’ treats five minutes before serving & ENJOY!

As featured on the Creative Nature website.

Remember to use the hashtag #mindfullymade on social media platforms to share with me your creations 🙂

Mindfully, Moni x

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Raw Caramel ‘Snickers’ Slice

RAW CARAMEL ‘SNICKERS’ SLICE

Ingredients:

Base:

1 cup dried dates

½ cup pecans

½ cup walnuts

½ cup raw cacoa powder

¼ cup dried figs

Caramel Layer:

2 cups dried dates, soaked in water for 1-2 hours

5 Tbsp water

3 Tbsp coconut oil

¼ tsp sea salt

Chocolate Topping:

½ cup raw cacao powder

1/3 cup maple syrup/agave nectar or a raw sweetener of choice

¼ cup coconut oil

   Method:

  1. Start by preparing the base: blend all the base ingredients in a food processor/ mixer until they form together.
  2. Turn out into a 20 x 20cm deep dish tray and press down with your hands until the mixture in evenly distributed to form the base.
  3. Next take the dates that you have soaked, discard the water and blend together with the water, coconut oil and salt until silky smooth. Pour this over the base and smooth the top out until flat. Place in the freezer for 20 minutes before adding the topping.
  4. Blend together the topping ingredients. Blend the cacao powder, coconut oil and sweetener of choice until smooth. Remove the tray containing the base and caramel from the freezer and gently spread the chocolate topping over the caramel. Use a spatula to make the top as smooth and level as possible.
  5. Store in the freezer, well covered for 3 hours before slicing and serving, preferably overnight.


Remember to use the hashtag #mindfullymade on social media platforms to share with me your creations 🙂

Mindfully, Moni x