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Healthy Snickers Bars

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This Snickers bar recipe was a huge hit when I shared it over on Instagram so I thought I would share it here to so you can easily come back and make them again and again. The best part is there are only 5 ingredients and most of them are pantry staples so you can whip them up today.

I love this recipe because traditional chocolate bars are delicious but often contain “empty calories” meaning they have calories but don’t provide the body nutrients that it needs for fuel. Refined sugar contains calories (energy) but doesn’t provide vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, healthy fats or protein. Our bodies are made up of cells and organs that need nutrients from food to help us move through our day. If you think about it our bodies are pretty incredible! So why not give your body some love when your next dessert craving hits.

This is your new favourite dessert! These bars are chewy and so satisfying.

Dates are excellent because they are high in fiber, and antioxidants and naturally sweeten foods without added or processed sugar. They also contain some vitamins ad minerals like iron, potassium, B vitamins and magnesium.

Almonds and other nuts provide the body with healthy fat and protein as well as other nutrients. They are a pantry staple in this house.

This recipe is:

  • gluten-free
  • can be made vegan see notes below recipe
  • kid and husband approved
  • so delicious

Let’s jump in so you can see just how easy this recipe is to whip up today!

The Recipe

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Healthy Snickers Bars

Makes: 9-12 bars

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Freeze Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

2 cups pitted medjool dates

1 tablespoon peanut or almond butter

1/4 cup peanuts, chopped

1/4  cup almonds, chopped

1 – 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips

Directions
  1. In a large food processor add dates and peanut butter (or almond butter) and blend on high for 30-45 seconds. Scape down the side and blend for another 45 seconds, the mixture should resemble a crumble mixture with no large chunks.
  2. Place mixture into a bowl and add chopped peanuts and almonds. Stir with hands and form into 9-12 evenly shaped bars.
  3. In a microwave safe dish melt chocolate for 2 minutes, stir and chocolate should be melted and smooth.
  4. Line baking tray with parchment paper. Dunk or dip bars in chocolate to coat and place on parchment paper. Finish all bars and place in fridge for 10-15 minutes until chocolate is firm.

Make this recipe vegan and dairy-free by using dairy-free chocolate chips.

Make it nut free by using sun butter or tahini and pumpkin seeds.

 

If you make this recipe I would love to hear what you think in the comments below or be sure to tag me in your creations over on the socials @pam_rocca. I love seeing what you are enjoying.

As always sharing is caring, if you know someone who would love this recipe I would so appreciate you sharing it with them.

Happy Meal Prep Sunday,

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