Homemade Halloween Series: VEGAN SNICKERS {5 Ingredients}

As promised, The Homemade Halloween Series HAD to deliver the classic trick or treat candy bar . . . SNICKERS of course!   

When I was younger, my Grandma Barb had a HUGE jar of snickers (generally on the top shelf somewhere) and my cousins and I did whatever it took to reach this prized jar of goodies.  Climbing countertops, finding random objects to use as ladders . . . You name it, we did it!  

As an adult, I tend to jump through hoops looking for healthy recipes of my old favorites.  But either way, I am still jumping through hoops for sweets!  

I hope you love this vegan snickers recipe the way I do.  You will sacrifice NOTHING in the flavor category, but reap the health benefits of 70% + dark chocolate, peanuts, walnuts, dates, etc!  I have been sneak eating them from the freezer all week :D

VEGAN SNICKERS {5 Ingredients}

Prep time: 30 mins

Total time: 30 mins

Serves: 8


  • 18-20 pitted dates (about 1 cup)
  • 1 cup raw walnuts
  • 1/4 cup vegan caramel sauce, (homemade recipe here)
  • 1/4 cup roasted salted peanuts
  • 8 ounces (1 cup) dark chocolate 70% +, chopped (non-dairy)


  1. Pulse dates in a food processor until only small bits remain.  Add walnuts and pulse until thoroughly mixed and a “dough” is formed.
  2. Transfer dough to a small loaf pan lined with parchment paper and press into a square about 1/4 inch thick.  Freeze dough for 5 minutes.
  3. Remove from freezer and transfer to a cookie sheet. Carefully slice into 8 even rectangles.  
  4. Top with caramel sauce and add peanuts. Freeze for 15 minutes to harden.  Ten minutes into freezing, melt the chocolate in a shallow bowl.  
  5. When set, remove bars from freezer and carefully dip each one into the chocolate.  Scrape off excess with a rubber spatula.  Using a spoon, drizzle a generous amount of chocolate on top of each bar to coat bar with chocolate.
  6. Place bars on a baking sheet lined with plastic wrap or parchment and place back in freezer to set for at least 10 minutes. 


Store in the freezer or fridge to keep fresh until serving . . . I'm a snickers in the freezer kinda gal - fo sho!  :D  Keeps in freezer for about a month.

Recipe inspiration from Minimalist Baker