When a sugar craving strikes, ignoring it is out of the question. Or at least it feels that way. Next time you can’t stop thinking about chocolate, satisfy your hunger with a healthier option—like this homemade vegan Snickers bar. Crunchy roasted peanuts and creamy peanut butter bring the candy’s signature nuttiness, while medjool dates mimic the flavor of caramel.
Yield: about 10 candy bars
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Line a standard-sized loaf pan with parchment paper and set aside.
Place dates, peanut butter, and vanilla in the bowl of a food processor fitted with the blade attachment. Process until the mixture forms a paste and comes together as a ball. Transfer to a large bowl, add brown rice and peanuts, and mix to combine.
Press mixture into prepared loaf pan in an even layer. Place in fridge to chill.
Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pot of simmering water. Pour melted chocolate over peanut mixture and smooth out with a spatula. Let set in fridge, about 30 minutes.
Remove from pan and slice into 1-inch thick bars. Store covered in fridge.
Photo credit: Paul Delmont
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