These delicious Protein ‘Snickers’ are a great copy of the popular chocolate bar for those looking to increase their protein intake and incorporate more protein snacks into their life.
The fudgy base is similar in texture to the nougat found in the real Snickers bars and the layers of caramel, peanut and chocolate on top make this a great recreation of the classic but with a vegan twist.
I have recently been working on a few other protein desserts as I kept getting requests for them, however, this one is definitely my favourite. If you like this you may also like my Oreo Protein Truffles and my No Bake Protein Blondies. You will probably also like my Chocolate Chip Protein Fudge recipe which this recipe is actually based on.
Make sure you choose a good quality protein powder that you actually enjoy so that the taste does not negatively impact these bars. I use a vegan vanilla protein powder, however, if you are not vegan you could use a whey instead – just ensure you check it is suitable for your personal dietary needs.
Ensure you buy pitted dates and soak them beforehand when making the caramel. Just place them in a bowl and cover in boiling water, leave for an hour if possible, (although you could just do 10 minutes if you were in a rush), before patting dry to remove any excess liquid. Personally I would read through the separate recipe for my Date Caramel and make a big batch to store in the fridge and use in a second recipe later on in the week. If dates are not really your thing you could use my Healthy 2 Ingredient Caramel recipe, (although this will be more time consuming), or any other caramel recipe you prefer instead.
I use a dairy free ‘milk’ chocolate in this, however, it would work well using a dark or a white chocolate too. If you are not dairy free you could use regular dairy containing chocolate in its place. I melt my chocolate using a Bain- marie method and only melt enough to add a layer on top of the Protein Snickers, however, feel free to melt extra and completely coat the bars in the chocolate before freezing if preferred.
The bars will only take ten minutes to make, however, I have included the time needed for them to set in the preparation time. I normally use a silicone mould consisting of individual brownie trays for this, however, if you do not have one of these you could line an 8″ x 8″ brownie tin and use this. Simply allow to set and slice the Protein ‘Snickers’ into four bars once solid.
If you like the look of these bars but you do not use protein powder then you could substitute the base for my Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Freezer Fudge recipe instead. Alternatively you may simply prefer to make my Healthy Snickers Bars recipe or my Snickers Cups recipe instead.
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