Snickers (formerly called Marathon) is one of the world’s most popular chocolate bars. This post is one of a series on how to create plant-based versions free from factory-farmed milk, refined sugar, palm oil and plastic packaging. Owned by the food giant Mars, the bar is made of nougat, peanuts and caramel and then covered in chocolate. Keep chocolate away from pets.
Vegan Snickers (Half Baked Harvest) replicates the eggs and sugar with creamy cashew butter and coconut oil, sweetened with maple syrup. The peanuts are added on top, then frozen to sweeten up.
A chocolate bar with a similar make-up is the Curly Wurly, which is popular with children but liable to pull out all your fillings. Snickers recently got into trouble with the whole of Wales when posting a tweet that some of the country’s placenames was akin to ‘sitting on a keyboard’, presumably due to lack of vowels. Despite the tweet being quickly deleted, it has not stopped many Welsh people boycotting the product, good news for the cows! Try these recipes instead.
Vegan Salted Snickers Bars (Flora & Vino) combine almond flour with date-based nougat, with a layer of date-caramel and dry-roasted peanuts, and sealed with dark salty chocolate.
Homemade Vegan Snickers Bars (Crowded Kitchen) makes the nougat from cashews, coconut cream and cacao butter. The caramel is made with dates, coconut sugar, coconut cream, peanut butter and arrowroot.
Salted Caramel Snickers Bars (So Vegan) are made with oat flour and medjool dates with vanilla, and sweetened with golden syrup. Add some peanut butter and dark chocolate for a lovely chocolate peanut treat.
Vegan Snickers Bars (Addicted to Dates) combine a chewy vegan nougat with salted peanut caramel, roasted peanuts and chocolate. Gluten-free and no-bake, this recipe is much better for you.
Snickers Chocolate Chia Pudding (Green Smoothie Gourmet) uses chia seeds with peanut butter for a protein rich snack that is rich in nutrition, and good to power up your energy in the afternoon.