Chewy Snickers Slice

Chewy Snickers Slice

This chewy snickers slice is a bit of a healthier version of the traditional snickers bar.  I haven’t shared a sweet treat recipe for a while, and since it’s a long weekend with bit more time to have a play in the kitchen, I thought you guys might like this.   The combination of dates, peanuts, peanut butter and puffed grains topped with a home made dark chocolate topping is quite delicious.

I love peanut butter and I love chocolate, so for me, it’s a perfect match.  It is also super simple and quick to make which makes it even better!

This was a recipe I slightly modified from the Donna Hay Fresh magazine which recently came out.  This is a fairly new publication which shares healthier recipes compared to some of Donna Hay’s traditional ones.  It’s beautifully photographed and I find myself flicking through for inspiration quite a bit.

It’s only $9.99 and it has some delicious recipes in it so I’d recommend picking it up if you are after some healthy food and healthier sweet treat inspiration.

Here’s the recipe:

Chewy Snickers Slice (a healthier version)

300g fresh dates, pits removed
1/2 cup natural peanut butter
2 teaspoons vanilla essence
1 cup of puffed millet (or brown rice, or puffed quinoa – choice is yours)
1/2 cup raw peanuts, chopped
100g dark chocolate, melted

Place the dates, peanut butter and vanilla in a food processor and blend for 2-4 minutes until the mixture is well blended into a paste.

Place in a large bowl with the puffed millet and peanuts and stir gently to combine.

Line a loaf tin with non-stick baking paper so it comes up over the edges.  Press the mixture into the loaf tin.  Spread over melted chocolate and spread evenly over the base.

Refrigerate until set.  Remove from the tin and slice into thin slices with a hot knife.

Store in the fridge.