Oh. My. Goodness. If you’ve wanted to taste a delectable treat that will ROCK YOUR WORLD, this is it.
Friends, folks, chocolate lovers, I give to you nature’s most incredibly amazing live food dessert, the raw food Snickers bar. Yes, you heard that right, and yes, I’m sharing the recipe.
It’s been begged for, and while I don’t resort to having one get on their knees for recipes, it seems this dessert knocks people to the floor anyways. Dramatics aside, here it is.
The most incredible…
I served this up for Valentines Day to the guests at Farm of Life – along with these raw chocolate goodies.
We even had a ‘raw chocolate 101’, which was a blast to lead. Anyways…
I have Heather Pace from Sweetly Raw to thank for inspiration. Please check out her site if you’re interested in wonderful chocolate fun.
2 Cups Cashews
4 Tbsp Raw Agave or Maple
4 tsp Raw Honey
4 Tbsp melted coconut oil
1 1/3 Cups pitted, packed Dates
10 Tbsp Raw Honey or Agave
1/2 Cup Melted Coconut Oil
2 tsp pure Vanilla Extract
1 – 1/2 Cups Raw Peanuts
1/2 Cup Agave
3/4 Cup Raw Cacao Powder
1/2 Cup Melted Coconut OIl
1) In a food processor, grind cashews into a fine meal. Add in your remaining ingredients and pulse until well combined.
2) In a 8 x 8 ceramic pan (I only had a rectangle-sized!), press your cashew cookie for the base. Place in the freezer while you make your caramel.
3) In a high-speed blender, combine all caramel ingredients. Pour/spread over your crust, and put back in the freezer for a minimum of 3-4 hours. You want it to harden so you can cut into snicker-sized pieces and cover with chocolate.
4) Warm your coconut oil in a medium-sized bowl. It helps to heat some water on the stove and stir your coconut oil in a metal or ceramic bowl above to help it melt.
5) In the bowl, whisk all ingredients, slowly folding all together. It should be loose and pourable.
6) After the bars have hardened for 3-4 hours, slice into 1 inch x 3 inch pieces. Coat with chocolate by placing bars over chocolate (using a fork or spatula), and pour the warmed raw chocolate over, coating the entire bar.
7) Place on parchment paper on a flat cutting board. Put right back in the freezer so it hardens. Do this with all of your bars.
8) Store your ‘raw Snickers’ in a tubaware container, will keep for approximately 2-3 weeks…but you should probably just share them fresh and indulge in the magical combination of all the plant-based ingredients!
That’s it – I know it may seem labor intensive, but it’s actually a breeze to make. Treat yourselves to this yummy snack – it’s free of refined sugars, animal products, and is blooming with nutrients!
Until next time… Pssst – comment if you’d like the chocolate heart recipe! I love feedback! 😉