REAL HEALTHY SNICKERS BARS
From Real Healthy Recipes
For the Chocolate Layer
2 cups dark chocolate, 73% cocoa or higher
3 Tablespoons coconut oil
For the Cookie Layer
2½ cups raw pecans, toasted
8 dates, pitted and soaked in hot water for 10 minutes
2 Tablespoons blanched almond flour
1 teaspoon coconut flour
¼ teaspoon sea salt
¼ cup coconut palm sugar
3 Tablespoons coconut oil, melted
For the Caramel Layer
1 cup coconut palm sugar
¼ cup canned coconut milk, full fat
2 Tablespoons coconut oil
Pinch of sea salt
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ cup dry roasted macadamia nuts, chopped
Place the chocolate and coconut oil in a medium pot, and place the pot in a skillet with a few inches of water, over medium heat. Use a spoon to stir the chocolate mixture until smooth. Remove from heat.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spread the pecans over a rimmed baking sheet and roast for 8-10 minutes, until toasted. Meanwhile place the dates in a cup of hot water and soak for 10 minutes. Discard the water.
Place the toasted pecans in a food processor and pulse until fine. Add the dates and remaining cookie layer ingredients. Pulse until a dough forms.
In a skillet over medium heat, mix the coconut palm sugar, coconut milk, coconut oil, sea salt and vanilla extract. Once the mixture begins to boil, reduce the heat to low and continue to cook, stirring often for 5 minutes.
Remove the skillet from heat, and whisk in the baking soda. Mixture will turn a lighter color and will become creamy. Return to low heat and cook, mixing often, for 2 minutes.
Remove the caramel from heat and allow to cool and thicken for 5 minutes.
Real Healthy Snickers Bars
Line the bottom and sides of an 8×8 pan with parchment paper, so that the parchment paper sticks up over the sides. (These will be your handles to easily pull the snickers bar from the pan once completed.) Lightly rub with coconut oil.
Pour half of the chocolate layer into the bottom of the pan. Place in the freezer for 10 minutes.
Sprinkle the cookie layer over the hardened chocolate layer. Press down to create an even layer of dough. Place in the freezer for 5 minutes to harden.
Pour the caramel layer over the cookie layer. Spread to evenly coat. Sprinkle with the chopped macadamia nuts. Pour the remaining chocolate over the top of the nuts and carefully spread to evenly cover. Place in the freezer for 10 minutes, until the top chocolate layer hardens.
Pull on the parchment papers that are sticking up to remove the whole pan of snickers bars. Place on a cutting board and use a knife to carefully cut into bite-sized bars. Enjoy