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Almond Snickers

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Ingredients

For the Crust:

  • 1 & 1/4 Cup of Almonds, Cashews or Hazelnuts (185g)
  • 1/2 Cup of Dates (75g)

For the Caramel:

  • 1 Cup of Dates (150g)
  • 6 Tablespoons of Almond Butter
  • 1 Tablespoon of Coconut Oil, Melted
  • 1 Pinch of Course Salt
  • 1/2 Cup of Almonds (75g)

For the Top:

  • 100g of Dark Chocolate

These are in my top five favourite recipes on my entire blog. All my favourite things in one crunchy, chewy, sticky bar of deliciousness. As long as they’re in the house you’re lips will forever be lined with chocolate!

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 To start, put the dates in two separate bowls, one for the base and one for the middle and pour boiling water over them, leave them to soak for about 10 minutes. Dry roast the nuts you are using for the base and the almonds for the middle layer (keep them separated so you don’t have to re-measure) at 180’C for about 8 mins (this adds an amazing flavour). Then add the base nuts to the food processor and blend until fine. Set the almonds aside.

Pour the nut flour into a bowl and set aside. Add the base dates and two teaspoons of the water they were soaking in to the food processor and blend until you have a smooth paste.

Then add the nut flourback in and blitz until you get a doughy mixture. You’ll have to scrape down the sides a couple of times to ensure it all mixes in evenly. Keep blending until it all comes together, it will happen suddenly!

Spread out your mixture into a pan lined with parchment paper.

For the caramel, drain the bowl of filling dates and add them to your food processor, blending until smooth. Then add in the coconut oil, almond butter and salt (don’t leave this out!). Blend it until you have a thick, smooth caramel.

Spread this evenly over the crust.

Sprinkle the roasted almonds over the caramel.

Melt your chocolate gently on medium heat and then pour it over the almonds. Pop the whole thing in the freezer for about 30 mins to set and then cut into bars and enjoy!

11 Comments to Almond Snickers

  1. Look delicious! Can’t wait to try :-)

  2. Kim Moran says:

    Got all the ingredients. Gonna make these tomorrow! Thanks for the recipe.

  3. Juliet says:

    What dark chocolate would you recommend?

  4. Debbie Harrison says:

    I’ve just made these, normally these type of things look better than they taste but they are lovely and the caramel layer has a lovely gooey texture like millionaires shortbread. Great recipe!

  5. Katie says:

    Good evening,

    I love your recipes and recently purchased your book. I’m just wondering if there is an alternative to dates I could use in some of the recipes as I don’t like the taste of dates. Thanks

    • Indy Power says:

      Hope you love the book! For recipes like this I would suggest sticking to the dates as when they are made into a caramel like this they don’t taste very strong. But for other things like energy balls or bars etc you can use any dried fruit, like raisins, cranberries, cherries etc. Just use them in the recipes in the same way x