Here’s my conundrum: I am a card carrying member of the chocolate fan club but I sure as heck want to avoid the nasty side-affects I get from eating heavily processed, nutrient-deficient versions of chocolate. What to do?
The answer came to me a few months ago when I stumbled across This Rawsome Vegan Life, a blog, run by the beautiful Em, which is dedicated to the amazing world of raw vegan desserts. The first time I visited the blog, I lost hours clicking through (read: drooling over) Em’s creations. My mind was spinning with ideas!
Since then, I have attempted a few raw vegan treats with varying levels of success but yesterday I hit the jackpot. The chocolate jackpot. This Raw Paleo Snickers Bar was super easy to make and tasted phenomenal.
The only equipment needed is a food processor to whizz together all of the ingredients.
The recipe says you can use macadamias for the caramel layer but I chose cashews because I had some available. Macadamias would make the caramel really creamy though so I think I’ll use them next time.
Once the three main elements (the caramel and base layers, and the chocolate) were finished, I began assembling it all.
I had to stop midway through to conduct some quality control tests.
I think I could have made the portions a bit smaller to make the finished product last longer… Ha! Who am I kidding? It still would have disappeared just as quickly. I would have made up for the smaller sizes by eating twice as many portions. I’m only human after all.
Once the chocolate layer was on, I popped the bars in the freezer for an hour (#longesthourofmylife) and then they were ready to be eaten. And eat them I did. My gosh.
I’m still coming down from a raw Snickers-induced high.
The best bit? There is one more left for my morning tea tomorrow. Monday just got a whole lot more bearable.