Healthy Snickers Slice Tuesday, 18th June 2019


Do you ever get a craving for a certain flavour combination?  Snickers perhaps?  I am not the biggest fan of peanut butter however the peanut butter in the base of this slice tastes absolutely delicious.  The base and middle have a lovely fudgy-ness (is that even a word?) to them and the cashews in the middle give the taste and feel of the nougat in a Snickers bar. 

You only need a tiny square of this and it leaves you satisfied! No pun intended! 


INGREDIENTS 

BASE

  • 6 tablespoons good quality peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons cacao powder
  • 3 tablespoons rice malt syrup or honey
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 - 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • pinch of sea salt

MIDDLE

  • 12 - 14 pitted medjool dates
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup, optional
  • 1/2 cup cashew butter
  • 1 cup dry roasted cashews
  • pinch of sea salt

TOP

  • 100 grams dark chocolate, melted

TOP - DAIRY FREE OPTION

  • 3 tablespoons raw cacao powder
  • 3 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons rice malt syrup



TO MAKE

  1. Place the dates for the middle layer into a bowl and cover with hot water. Leave the dates to soak while you prepare your tin and make the base.
  2. Grease and line a slice tin with baking paper. . 
  3. Place all of the ingredients for the base into a sauce pan and gently heat until the ingredients soften. Remove from heat and mix to combine. Pour the mixture into your prepared tin and place in the freezer until the base is firm. About thirty minutes.
  4. To make the middle layer strain the dates and place them into your food processor with the vanilla, maple syrup and salt. Blend until the mixture forms a smooth paste. Add the cashew butter and blend again. This can take a few goes to get everything smooth.  Add the cashews and pulse briefly just to combine as you want to have plenty of texture.
  5. Once your base is firm, remove it from the freezer and use your hands to press the middle layer firmly onto the base.  I like to use latex gloves on my hands as it makes it much easier. 
  6. To make the top, simply melt your chocolate and pour evenly over the slice. Place the slice in the fridge to set.
  7. Slice before it becomes too frozen as it's easier to cut.
  8. This slice is easily stored in the freezer and tastes even more delicious if left to sit at room temperature about 10 minutes prior to eating.

ENJOY

Belinda x