This deliciously easy treat is made with just a few simple ingredients. But these RAW VEGAN SNICKERS BITES are big on flavor!
This is the perfect little treat!
And, it’s not as sinful as you may think. It’s naturally sweetened and packed with fiber on account of the dates. And it only requires a few extra ingredients.
I add maca powder to them because I think it adds to the caramel-y flavor. Plus, maca powder has countless other nutritional and health benefits. But, if you don’t have some around, you can just skip it and it will not affect the outcome of the recipe.
I call it a Snickers bite because the caramel and the peanuts remind me of the Snickers flavor. But, if you use coarse salt as a topping, it may be more of a Salted Caramel Chocolate Bomb... which isn’t bad either!
I really hope you enjoy this sweet little treat.
Let’s get started!
RAW VEGAN SNICKERS BITES
WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
1 Cup dates, packed
3.5 Tbsp creamy peanut butter
1 tsp maca powder (optional)
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 Cup peanuts, chopped
1/2 Cup non-dairy chocolate, plus more if needed
Coarse salt for garnish (optional)
HOW TO MAKE IT:
Place the dates in boiling hot water for 10 minutes to soften. (To keep the recipe fully raw, soak the dates in warm water for a couple of hours instead).
Drain the dates well and transfer to a food processor. Add the peanut butter, salt, and maca (if using). Process until it is well combined and you end up with a sticky, caramel-y mixture. You may have to stop a few times to scrape down the sides of the food processor so that everything is incorporated.
Once done, add the chopped peanuts to the caramel mixture. Leave a few out to use for garnish. Then, pulse the food processor a few times to incorporate the peanuts, taking care not to chop them into bits.
Wet your hands so that you can handle the caramel mixture easily and it doesn’t stick. It will be VERY sticky. Grab about a tablespoon worth of the mixture and shape into a ball with your wet hands.
Place the mixture balls in a sheet or plate lined with parchment paper. Wet your hands regularly as you work through the mixture. Once done, place the balls in the freezer for about 30 minutes.
Melt the chocolate to coat the balls.
Dip each ball into the melted chocolate to cover completely. Pick the ball up with a fork to allow the excess chocolate drip off before placing them back on the lined tray.
Once all balls are covered in chocolate, top with the remaining chopped peanuts and the coarse salt (if using).
Place back in the freezer for another 10 minutes for the chocolate to set.
Store in the refrigerator.
Let me know if you make this! Tag me by using @mindfulgrub or the hashtag #mindfulgrub when you share your creations on social media. I‘d love to hear how it went for you!
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