Ok so I know it’s a pretty bold claim to call these Snickers healthy. I’m not insane, I know they can’t take the place of a salad, though if it were up to me they would be a complete food group. They are, alas, miles, kilometres, acres, oceans healthier than the packaged Snickers you and I can pick up at any service station or supermarket.
Yes, these healthy snickers are still a dessert. They’re sweet and decadent, so don’t be fooled into thinking you can have the whole batch in one sitting. Two, maybe. All of them, eeerm, no.
It’s made with all natural ingredients, and that includes the peanut butter. I used the crunchy peanut butter from Pic’s, which is one of my favourite brands that uses high-oleic peanuts from Australia which don’t seem to go rancid. Rancid nuts are a big no-no. Also, only two ingredients. TWO! Peanuts and salt. No sugar, no palm oil, nada. Make sure the peanut butter you buy and use, no matter where in the world you live, is as simple as can be.
Add all the nougat ingredients, except nut flour, into a food processor or high speed blender and blend until smooth. Add flour and blend until fully combined.
Spread the mixture evenly onto a 20x20cm (8x8inch) baking tray lined with baking paper, smoothing out the top, and place in the freezer while you make the caramel.
To make the caramel, add the coconut milk and rapadura sugar into a pan and cook until it becomes a caramel, 15-20 minutes, swirling the pan frequently. Remove from the heat and stir through the crunchy peanut butter and set aside to cool.
Remove nougat base from the freezer and evenly spread the peanut butter caramel, smoothing out the top.
Place back in the freezer and let set for 1 hour to set.
When ready, melt the chocolate in a water bath and slice the set snickers into 8 bars.
Using two forks, dip the snickers into the chocolate, shaking off the excess and placing on a rack to drip. Repeat until all bars have been dunked, transfer back to the baking tray and place in the freezer to set, about 15 minutes.
Keep in freezer and remove a few minutes before enjoying, to soften a bit!
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Hi, I'm Teffy, a qualified Nutritionist and avid foodie. This blog is all about inspiring a balanced life through delicious and wholesome foods, with not a diet in sight. Healthy eating shouldn't be hard and stressful, it should be easy and fun - Working with my clients they are constantly amazed that yes, food can taste great AND be good for you!