RAW VEGAN RECIPE – SNICKERS BAR

Before sharing the best raw vegan snickers bar recipe, can we just talk about the ingredients of “real” snickers bars?

You see milk chocolate is the first ingredient. I suppose that is why people think chocolate is not good for you. The main ingredient in their chocolate is…. yep you guessed it  SUGAR.

That is just a start of it all. Soy lecithin (probably GMO), Palm oil, Partially hydrogenated soybean oil (very unstable and oxidising  fat) and artificial favour as well as isolated and processed ingredients such as skim milk, lactose…

Ingredients Declaration: MILK CHOCOLATE (SUGAR, COCOA BUTTER, CHOCOLATE, SKIM MILK, LACTOSE, MILKFAT, SOY LECITHIN, ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR), PEANUTS, CORN SYRUP, SUGAR, PALM OIL, SKIM MILK, LACTOSE, PARTIALLY HYDROGENATED SOYBEAN OIL, SALT, EGG WHITES, ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR.

 

When i was researching I came across a few articles (mainly anti-carbohydrate opinions) stating that when digested snickers bars, bananas and even other carbohydrate-rich fruits and vegetables all contribute to health problems. Putting them in one categories doesn’t seem right to me.

MARS Inc sell 2 billions of these Snickers bars every year. 2 BILLIONS OF THEM! They also own many other confectionary food companies like Milky Way, Skittles, M&Ms and has many unethical behaviours reported in the past (such as animal testing, non-transparency regarding the ingredients, unethical worker’s environment etc. Our action does count though. They have started labelling their GMO produced ingredients recently and working towards more sustainable practices)

Anyway…. Whatever these big corporations are promoting and we can do our bit to promote healthier alternatives. Make these snickers bars and share the love. All your friends and families will thank you

 

raw vegan snickers bars

 

RAW SNICKERS BAR

base
1 cup cashew
1/2 cup almond flour
8 dates
1 tbs coconut oil
salt
water (if needed)

1/2 cup peanuts

caramel
13 dates
1/3 cup water
1 tbs coconut oil
2 tsp mesquite powder
pinch of salt

cacao paste, sweetened with your preferred sweetener

 

instruction

base: place cashew and almond flour in a food processor and process to a meal consistency. Add the rest and process till it comes together.
Place the mixture onto a greased tin
caramel: soak dates in water. Blend all the ingredients till smooth

spread the caramel mixture onto the base.
top with peanuts
cut into slices

chill the slices in the fridge. coat with melted cacao paste

 

About Yoko Inoue

Yoko is the founder of organic raw food and living food cafe, Shoku Iku. The desire to feed her new born daughter and herself healing natural food lead Yoko to discover the importance of the relationship between good health, diet, mind and lifestyle choices. Yoko studied the Macrobiotic lifestyle at the Kushi Institute in Japan, this inspired her to train as a holistic nutritionist which then opened up the world of raw and living foods.

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