These no-bake Vegan Snickers Bars are the perfect treat because they contain a delicious caramel-, chocolate-, and cream layer. These bars are gluten-free, dairy-free, plant-based, and easy to make. Healthy caramel version included!
Soak cashews in warm water for at least one hour, then discard the water (you can also boil them in water for 15-20 minutes or until they are soft).
Make the no-bake brownie base as per the instructions in the recipe and press the dough firmly into a pan (lined with foil or parchment paper). My pan measures 8 1/2 x 6 inches. If you use a bigger pan the bars will be less thick.
For the cream layer, process all ingredients in your high-speed blender or food processor until smooth and creamy. Pour the cream layer onto the brownie base and put the pan into your freezer until the layer is firm (approx. one hour).
Put all ingredients for the caramel layer (except the peanuts) into a saucepan and bring to a boil. Stir with a whisk and let simmer on low heat for about 10-15 minutes until the mixture gets thicker. Pour the caramel layer onto the cream layer, place the peanuts on top, and put the pan back into the freezer for about 30 minutes. Check the recipe notes if you want to make the caramel layer with dates!
For the chocolate layer, melt the cocoa butter and the coconut oil in a double boiler (I made a water bath). Place all ingredients in a saucepan and stir until combined. Pour the chocolate onto the caramel layer and put the pan back into the freezer for about 15 minutes. Check the recipe notes for a SIMPLE chocolate alternative.
Cut into your desired size and shape (it works best with a hot knife). Enjoy your Vegan Snickers Bars thawed!
For the healthier date caramel use these ingredients:200 g dates, soaked in hot water1/2 cup coconut milk (120 ml)2 tbsp smooth peanut butter or sunflower seed butter (40 g)1/8 tsp saltBlend all ingredients in your food processor until super creamy and pour over the cream layer.As an alternative to the chocolate layer, you can simply melt 200 g of dairy-free chocolate chips (or 2 bars of dairy-free chocolate) in a double boiler and add 1 tbsp of coconut oil.