Sticky, crunchy, and oh-so-delicious! These no-bake snickers bars take just minutes to make, and are totally worth your time.
There’s just something about those layers of caramel, crunchy peanuts, and chocolate that make these no-bake Snickers bars impossible to resist. And if you’re thinking they take a lot of time to make, you’re wrong!
You’ll need just a few minutes of kitchen time and a handful of ingredients to make these delicious sweet treats. Best of all, you can make them in a big batch, wrap them up and store them for later.
Excited already? Scroll through and give this a quick read to discover all you need to know about the recipe.
Ingredients For the Recipe
You’ll need two sets of ingredients to make these snickers bars.
- 14 oz coconut milk
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 5 pitted Medjool dates
- 4 tablespoon water
- 1 cup oat flour
- ⅓ cup crushed peanuts
- 2 cups dark chocolate
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
How to Make the No-Bake Snickers Bar
Got all your ingredients handy? Here’s how to make the bars from scratch.
You need to prepare the caramel first and leave it to chill completely before you continue with creating the bars.
Over low heat add the coconut milk and the brown sugar to a pot and cook and stir constantly for about 20 minutes or until you get a thick caramel mixture.
Take it off the heat and add the rest of the ingredients for the caramel.
Mix everything well and leave it to chill for a few hours or overnight.
Put the Medjool dates in boiling water for around 20 minutes to soften.
Remove the dates from the water and place them in a food processor with 4 tablespoon water.
Mix them until you get a paste.
Then add the flour and mix until you get a dough.
Place the dough in a mold and press into a single layer. Allow to rest in the fridge for 5-10 minutes.
When this is set, add the caramel in an even layer, then add the crushed peanuts on top.
Place the mold in a fridge for another 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, melt the chocolate with coconut oil.
Remove the nut-topped mixture from the mold and cut into bars. Dip each bar in chocolate and gently shake off the excess.
Place them in the fridge for 10-15 mintues to set.
Serve cold or at room temperature.
What Else Can I Add?
Since these are snickers bars, you might want to stick to the basics- chocolate, caramel, and peanuts. After all, they are the key ingredients that you would expect to taste in your regular snickers bar right?
However, if you don’t mind bringing in a bit of variation, you could also throw in any other nuts of your choice. Chopped-up cashews, walnuts, pistachios, roasted macadamia nuts, and almonds are all excellent choices.
To bring another texture to the snickers bars, you can also add some toasted coconut flakes into the mixture.
And of course, if you want to take it up a notch, you can throw in some peanut butter chips or butterscotch chips too.
What Can I Use Instead of Coconut Milk?
Coconut milk adds a nice depth of flavor to the snickers bars, which is why it is highly recommended. It also packs in a lot of healthy fats, which is an added plus. If you’re still looking for an alternative, you could use rice milk, oat milk, almond milk, or any other plant-based milk of your choice.
What Can I Use Instead of Medjool Dates?
Medjool dates are the binding agent for these bars. They don’t just help the peanut chunks and the other ingredients stick to each other, but also give the snicker bars the sweetness you’re looking for. Plus, they are also rich in fiber and chock full of other essential nutrients.
If you don’t want to use these dates, you could use any other pitted dates of your choice.
What Can I Use Instead of Oat Flour?
Not too sure about using oat flour for the recipe? You could crush your favorite cereal (think cocoa pebbles) and use it for the recipe. Alternatively, you could also use puffed rice cereal, process it, and then follow the rest of the recipe as is.
How to Store the No-Bake Snickers Bar
Your snickers bars can stay good in the refrigerator for up to a month. Just remember to transfer them to an airtight container, and use parchment paper to separate each snicker bar to keep them from sticking to each other.
If you want them to last longer, you can also freeze them. Just use a freezer-safe container and allow them to thaw a little bit before you bite into them.
Tips & Tricks to Nail the No-Bake Snickers Bars
Think you’ve got the recipe sorted? Don’t miss out on these little tips and tricks that will help you get the snicker bars to hit perfection.
- Before you start layering the no-bake snickers bars, cover the pan or the dish in parchment paper. You’ll love how easy it becomes to get the bars out of the dish.
- Use an offset spatula to easily spread all the layers, no matter how sticky or tough to work with them seem to be.
- In addition to the other layers in this recipe, you can also have a layer of peanut butter, or any other nut butter of your choice.
- To bring in some extra chocolate goodness, you can also throw in some chopped chocolate chunks.
- You can also sprinkle some sea salt over the top, right before you pop the snickers bars into the refrigerator. This will lend a little crunch factor and balance out the sweetness of the bars too.
Remember to always serve the bars when they are chilled. Once you get them out of the refrigerator, their individual layers will start to get soft and gooey.
Loved this easy and delicious no-bake snickers bar recipe? Want to try your hands at some more fun sweet treats? Here are a few definitely worth checking out.
- No-Bake Vegan Energy Balls Recipe
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- 14 oz (414ml) coconut milk
- ½ cup (100g) brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon (14g) coconut oil
- 2 teaspoon (5ml) vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon (1.5g) salt
- 5 pitted medjool dates
- 4 tablespoon (59ml) water
- 1 cup (88g) oat flour
- ⅓ cup (63g) crushed peanuts
- 2 cups (340g) dark chocolate
- 1 teaspoon (5g) coconut oil
- You need to prepare the caramel first and leave it to chill completely before you continue with creating the bars.
- Over low heat add the coconut milk and the brown sugar to a pot and cook and stir constantly for about 20 minutes or until you get a thick caramel mixture.
- Remove it from the heat and add the rest of the ingredients for the caramel.
- Mix everything well and leave it to chill for a few hours or overnight.
- Put the Medjool dates in boiling water for around 20 minutes to soften.
- Remove the dates from the water and place them in a food processor with 4 tablespoon water.
- Mix them until you get a paste.
- Then add the flour and mix until you get a dough.
- Place the dough in a mold and press into an even layer and place in the fridge for 5-10 minutes to set.
- When this is set, add the caramel in an even layer, followed by the crushed peanuts.
- Place the mold in a fridge for another 30 minutes.
- Meanwhile, melt the chocolate with coconut oil.
- Remove the nut-topped mixture from the mold and cut into bars. Dip each bar in chocolate and gently shake off the excess.
- Place them in the fridge for 10-15 mintues to set.
- Serve cold or at room temperature.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 471Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 270mgCarbohydrates: 60gFiber: 2gSugar: 44gProtein: 21g