These Homemade Vegan Snickers Bars are easy to make, have an oat base, a date-peanut caramel, and are coated in rich dark chocolate. So yum!
If you love Snickers bars, you will love these Homemade Vegan Snickers Bars!
The popular Snickers bar can be easily made at home using healthier ingredients for a tasty and rich snack. Make these snicker bars using an oat base layer, a date and peanut caramel sauce, and a dark chocolate coating on top. Delicious!
Why make your own Snickers bars?
While making your own bars may be a little time-consuming (certainly more than just buying them), remember you have control over the ingredients, ensuring they align with your dietary preferences and restrictions.
We made these homemade Snickers bars vegan, using high-quality, whole, and plant-based ingredients, making the Snickers bars healthier. This allows you to enjoy a treat with a better nutritional profile.
Vegan Snickers Bars Ingredients
These homemade vegan Snickers bars consist of 3 steps that you need to make – the oat base. the date-peanut caramel, and the chocolate coating. In general, you will need these ingredients:
- Rolled Oats
- Ground Almonds
- Maple Syrup
- Coconut Oil
- Plant Milk
- Soft Dates
- Peanut Butter
- Vanilla Extract
- Roasted Unsalted Peanuts
- Dark Chocolate
Let’s see the ingredients use layer by layer!
To make the Base Layer you will need:
Rolled Oats: Oats provide a hearty and wholesome base for the Snickers bars. They add a chewy texture and contribute to the nutritional value of the bars.
Ground Almonds: enhance the texture and provide a nutty flavor. They also add a dose of healthy fats and contribute to the overall richness.
Maple Syrup: As a natural sweetener, maple syrup not only adds sweetness to the base layer but also brings a unique flavor that complements the other ingredients.
Coconut Oil: Coconut oil helps bind the base layer ingredients together, providing moisture and a pleasant coconut aroma. It also aids in achieving a smooth consistency.
Salt: enhances the flavors in the base layer, balancing the sweetness and adding a savory touch.
Plant Milk: adds moisture and helps bind the ingredients together, contributing to the overall consistency of the base layer.
For the Caramel Layer:
Soft Dates: Dates serve as a natural sweetener and contribute to the caramel-like consistency. They are also a good source of fiber and essential nutrients. Use pitted soft dates for best results.
Plant Milk: is used to achieve the desired creamy and smooth texture in the caramel layer.
Peanut Butter: Peanut butter not only adds a rich and nutty flavor but also contributes to the creamy texture of the caramel layer. It is a key element in giving the bars their distinctive Snickers taste.
Vanilla Extract: enhances the overall flavor profile, adding a sweet and aromatic note to the caramel layer.
Roasted Unsalted Peanuts: Whole peanuts provide a crunchy texture to the caramel layer, mimicking the texture of traditional Snickers bars.
For the Chocolate Layer:
Dark Chocolate: forms the outer layer, providing a smooth and velvety coating for the bars. It’s rich, and indulgent, and complements the sweetness of the caramel layer.
Coconut Oil: Coconut oil is added to the chocolate layer to help achieve a glossy finish and a smoother texture. It also aids in the setting of the chocolate.
Flaky Salt: Sprinkling flaky salt on top of the chocolate layer enhances the overall flavor profile, adding a touch of saltiness that contrasts with the sweetness.
How to make Vegan Snickers Bars
Making these Vegan Snickers Bars is straightforward, but does take a little time, especially waiting for the layers to set. Let’s dive into the no-cook process!
Blitzing the Base Layer:
Toss those rolled oats into a food processor and let it work its magic until you’ve got a rough flour. Now, add the ground almonds, maple syrup, melted coconut oil, and a pinch of salt. Give it a quick blitz. Lastly, pour in the plant milk and mix it up. At first, it might seem a bit runny, but trust me, those oats are going to soak up the goodness. Let it chill for 10 minutes.
Prepping the Base:
Grab a rectangular baking pan and line it with parchment paper. Now, dump that oat mixture into the pan and press it down with a spatula until you’ve got a smooth, tight base. Pop it into the freezer while we tackle the next steps.
Crafting the Caramel Layer:
Now, let’s make that dreamy caramel layer. Chuck soft dates, plant milk, half of the peanut butter, and a splash of vanilla extract into a blender. Blitz it until you’ve got a thick and smooth paste. Scrape the sides if needed and transfer it into a bowl. Fold in the rest of that peanut butter – because, let’s be honest, there’s never too much peanut butter.
Assembling the Bars:
Retrieve your base from the freezer and spread it with the caramel layer. Sprinkle those roasted peanuts on top, press them in, cover it up with foil, and toss it back into the freezer for a minimum of 2 hours or, if you can handle the anticipation, overnight.
Slicing and Coating the Goodness:
Once the Snickers bar base is firm, lift it from the pan and slice it up into 12 big or 18 smaller pieces. Now, for the chocolatey coating: melt that chocolate and coconut oil combo over a double boiler. Dive those Snickers bars into the melted chocolate, let the excess drip off, and place them on a rack or parchment paper to set. And hey, if you’ve got some extra melted chocolate, go wild and drizzle it on top. Sprinkle a bit of flaky sea salt for that finishing touch.
Keep these bars refrigerated for the next week if you can resist eating them all at once, or stash them in the freezer for up to two months. Your future self will thank you when you’ve got a stash of homemade Snickers ready for any craving that hits!
These vegan Snickers bars are best enjoyed as they are by themselves as a quick afternoon pick-me-up snack.
But you can also get creative with how you present and enjoy them. You can arrange them on a stylish dessert platter for a visually appealing presentation, pairing them with some vegan ice cream or crushed peanuts as a side.
These bars also make a great homemade edible gift! Wrap individual bars in decorative packaging for a thoughtful and delicious homemade gift. Perfect for birthdays, holidays, or special occasions, like Christmas!
If you slice the bars in miniature size, they are perfectly bite-sized for parties! This way they are easier to handle, and guests can enjoy bite-sized delights.
Remember, the key is to have fun with the presentation and enjoy these vegan treats in a way that suits your taste and style. Whether it’s a cozy night in or a celebration with friends, these Snickers bars are sure to be a hit!
To store these fantastic Vegan Snickers bars and keep them fresh:
Keep the Snickers bars in an airtight container or wrap them tightly in plastic wrap. Store in the refrigerator for up to one week. The cool temperature will help maintain the bars’ texture and prevent the chocolate from melting.
For longer-term storage, you can freeze the Snickers bars. Place them in a single layer in a freezer-safe container or wrap each bar individually in plastic wrap and then place them in a sealed bag.
They can be stored in the freezer for up to two months.
If stacking the bars, place a layer of parchment paper between each bar to prevent them from sticking together.
When you’re ready to enjoy a frozen Snickers bar, transfer it to the refrigerator for a few hours or let it sit at room temperature for about 15-20 minutes.
Remember, storing them properly ensures that you can indulge in these delectable treats whenever the craving strikes. Enjoy!
More similar recipes:
- 200 grams rolled oats
- 100 grams ground almonds
- 40 milliliter maple syrup
- 45 grams coconut oil, melted
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 125 milliliter plant milk
- 10 soft dates, pitted
- 120 milliliter plant milk
- 290 grams peanut butter, divided
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 150 grams roasted unsalted peanuts
- 350 grams dark chocolate
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- A pinch of flaky salt
- Add rolled oats to a food processor and process into a rough flour. Add ground almonds, maple syrup, melted coconut oil, and salt, and give it a blitz. Lastly, add plant milk and mix to combine. The mixture will start out runny, but the oats with soak up the liquids. Let it sit for 10 minutes.
- Line a rectangular baking pan with parchment paper. Transfer the oat mixture to the pan and level it out, pressing it tightly with a spatula to create an even base layer. Place into the freezer while you prep the rest.
- Make the caramel layer: place soft pitted dates, plant milk, half of the peanut butter, and vanilla extract into a blender and blend into a thick and smooth paste. Stop to scrape the sides of the bowl as needed. Transfer the mixture into a bowl, and fold in the rest of the peanut butter.
- Remove the pan from the freezer, and top the base layer with the caramel mixture. Top with the roasted peanuts, pressing them down into the caramel. Cover with foil and return to the freezer for at least 2 hours, or overnight.
- Lift the Snickers bar from the pan, then proceed to slice it up, cutting it into 12 large or 18 smaller pieces. Once sliced up, return the Snickers bars to the freezer while you prepare the coating.
- Melt the chocolate and coconut oil over a double boiler (bain marie), making sure the simmering water does not touch the chocolate pot.
- Remove the Snickers bars from the freezer, dip them into the chocolate to coat them all over, then remove the excess chocolate and place them on a rack or parchment paper to set. If you have leftover melted chocolate, you can drizzle it on top of the Snickers bars. Lastly, sprinkle some flaky sea salt on top.
- Keep refrigerated for up to 1 week, or freeze for up to 2 months.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 18 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 376Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 189mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 5gSugar: 16gProtein: 10g
Nutrition data is automatically calculated using Nutritionix and may not be accurate.