Almost Like Snickers®

I found this recipe a while ago on a Swedish blog, and I have made it many times since then. I made some moderations to make it even better, and now it's the whole family's favorite snack. It tastes just like Snickers® but instead of artificial flavorings and white sugar you get healthy ingredients like almonds, dates, and dark chocolate. Try it--you won't be disappointed!

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
1 mins
Additional Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
51 mins
Servings:
5
Yield:
5 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups dates, pitted, divided

  • ½ cup almonds, rinsed and dried in a paper towel

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 pinch salt

  • ¼ cup salted peanuts, roughly chopped, or more to taste

  • ¼ cup dark chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Combine 1/2 cup dates, almonds, vanilla extract, and salt in a high-speed blender; blend until smooth. Transfer to a plate. Spread almond mixture into a square approximately 4x6-inches in size. Place in the freezer until hardened, about 10 minutes.

  2. Blend remaining 1 cup dates in the blender until smooth.

  3. Remove almond mixture from freezer; spread blended dates evenly on top with oiled hands. Sprinkle peanuts onto fudge; push down gently with hands until peanuts stick to blended dates. Freeze in the freezer until bars are set, about 15 minutes.

  4. Melt chocolate chips in a microwave-safe glass or ceramic bowl in 15-second intervals, stirring after each melting, 1 to 3 minutes.

  5. Remove bars from the freezer; cut into 5 pieces with a sharp knife. Dip bars in melted chocolate; place onto a plate to cool until hardened. Place into an airtight container; store in refrigerator.

Cook's Note:

Vanilla powder can be substituted for vanilla extract.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

317 Calories
13g Fat
50g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 317
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Sodium 94mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 7g 24%
Total Sugars 35g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 62mg 5%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 527mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.