These cute little raw food snacks are a new version of one of my old recipes – Snickers bars.
I´m bringing one of the boxes as a gift to a dinner party and the other one is for a friend who wants to start eating healthier foods. She has just begun experimenting with different raw food recipes and I thought this might inspire here. The snickers bars are one of my personal favorite recipes. They are so good. The soft, sweet filling together with pieces of salted nuts and a crisp outside crust are just amazing.
I know that roasted nuts are not raw and not especially healthy but I’m making an exception in this recipe. You don’t need a lot of nuts to get that lovely snickers flavor and it’s still a lot healthier than any store bought snacks.
As a homemade gift I think it looks prettier with little balls instead of bars and they’re super easy to make. Just mix everything together, roll, dip in chocolate and sprinkle with some finely chopped roasted nuts. Let them dry and put them in a pretty box or in a little basket. I usually buy lots of baskets and boxes when I go to second hand shops or flea markets and then I use them for my homemade raw food snacks. It’s much cheaper than buying new boxes and old, vintage things have a character and patina that new shiny things just doesn’t have.
1/2 cup medjool dates
1/2 cup almonds
1/2 Teaspoon vanillaextract or vanilla powder
1/4 cup salted peanuts
50g dark chocolate
A pinch of salt
- Put the almonds, vanilla extract, dates and a pinch of salt in a high speed blender.
- Mix until smooth.
- Roll the dough into small balls.
- Chop the peanuts coarsely.
- Roll the balls in chopped peanuts and dip them in melted, dark chocolate.
- Decorate each ball with one peanut.
- Let them cool off before you put them in an airtight container in the fridge.