Happy Friday!! I am so excited to share these awesome little bites of Snickers goodness with you, my friends! I mean, FROZEN… SNICKERS… BITES….
Deep breaths… don’t freak out. Hold it together.
Don’t mind me, sometimes I have to talk myself down just so I can focus on typing coherent, logical, sentences. Maybe I’ve had a bit too much chocolate.
Three ingredient raw chocolate encapsulates gooey homemade date caramel, peanuts, and a cool, frozen, (n)ice cream center. These cold candy bar bites are easy to put together. I can attest to this fact as I have made them three times now. Oh yes, I’ve made and eaten a lot of Snickers bites this week.
I don’t hate it.
These sweet babies are:
- refined sugar-free
- made with whole-food ingredients
- and can be made completely raw
You do not need any special equipment to make these, no food processor, blender, or any other gadget. These can be made with dairy-free dark chocolate bars or by mixing up the 3-ingredient chocolate. The date caramel can be mixed in a food processor or by hand. They can be bars or bite-sized truffles. You can drizzle or dunk. I’m sharing a few ways to make these, and I’ll let you decide.
These taste just like a Snickers ice cream bar. I would not lie to you. Whether you dunk ’em, drizzle ’em, make your own chocolate, or go the melted chocolate bar route… just do it. You’ll be so glad you did. Now go hustle your bustle into the kitchen and channel your inner Willie Wonka. It’s time for CHOCOLAAAAATE!!!
Ok, maybe I’ve had one too many Snickers bites today 😛
Frozen Snickers Nice Cream Bites
- 2 large bananas, peeled
- 1 recipe of my Best Date Caramel Ever (see instructions below if you do not have a food processor) you’ll need 15 soft medjool dates, almond butter, coconut oil, salt, and vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup roasted peanuts, crushed or jungle peanuts (if you want them to be 100% raw go for the jungle peanuts)
- 2 – 3.5 oz bars of dairy free dark chocolate, or 1/2 cup melted coconut oil + 1/2 cup cacao powder + 1/4 cup coconut nectar or maple syrup (use this option for raw bites)
- large cookie sheet lined with parchment paper
- Make your caramel. Either follow the instructions for my Date Caramel using a food processor, or if you making by hand, place 15 pitted dates in a bowl and cover with hot water (I boil mine in the kettle). Let soften for about 3 min. Drain the water very well, and return dates to the bowl. Add 1 tbsp runny almond butter, 1 tsp vanilla, pinch of salt and 1 tbsp of coconut oil (optional – you can leave this out but it does add a buttery flavor). Now use a sturdy fork and mash, mash, mash away. Use your muscles! It works! Set your caramel aside.
- Prep your nanners. You can either slice them into thick rounds for bites, or make 2 inch rectangles by slicing a thin strip along the top and bottom for “bars.” Place the thick slices or rectangles on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Add a teaspoon dollop of caramel to each banana, and sprinkle crushed peanuts on top. Press down gently so they stick in the caramel. Now place the pan in the freezer for about an hour.
- Melt/make your chocolate. Melt the dark chocolate bars using a double boiler (I put a small pot inside a larger pot with 3 inches of water and heat over medium heat). Pour the chocolate into a deep glass bowl. Or make your raw chocolate by gently melting the coconut oil and adding cacao and raw coconut nectar, whisking until smooth. Pour into a deep bowl.
- Take out your now frozen banana caramel bites and either dunk them in the chocolate syrup, and roll them around to coat evenly, or just dunk the bottom half and drizzle chocolate on top. Put them back on the parchment paper and pop into the freezer and store there until ready to eat. You can repeat the dunking process after 10 minutes if you want a thicker chocolate shell.
To make fully raw, use raw almond butter in the caramel, jungle peanuts, and make the 3 ingredient chocolate using raw cacao.
If the bites have been in the freezer for several hours or longer, you may want to let them sit out at room temperature for a few minutes so they aren’t too hard. Don’t let them sit out for too long though or they will start to melt.
I’d love to see your creations if you make them! It would seriously make my week!! Email me your photos at firstname.lastname@example.org or #feedingyourbeauty on Instagram. Have a fabulous Friday, beauties!