Tried and tested by the whole Wexford Office

We love having treats in the office that are healthy! Last week I found the Little Green Spoon‘s recipe for ‘Almond Snickers Slice’. It is a dairy and gluten free recipe so I decided to make it for the guys in work. What I liked about this recipe was that It’s a no bake recipe and it didn’t create a lot of mess in the kitchen. Within an hour of making it, I could eat it. I have zero patience!

Try this at home this week. It has to be so much better for you than a biscuit and much more enjoyable. What I also loved was that It doesn’t need that many ingredients. The Little Green Spoon website is amazing, especially if you or a family member has special dietary requirements. 

 

 

For the Crust:

  • 1 & 1/4 Cup of Almonds, Cashews or Hazelnuts (185g)
  • 1/2 Cup of Dates (75g)

For the Caramel:

  • 1 Cup of Dates (150g)
  • 6 Tablespoons of Almond Butter
  • 1 Tablespoon of Coconut Oil, Melted
  • 1 Pinch of Course Salt
  • 1/2 Cup of Almonds (75g)

For the Top:

  • 100g of Dark Chocolate

 

 

Method

  • Put the dates in two separate bowls, pour boiling water over them and let them soak for 10 minutes.
  • Dry roast all the nuts you are using for the crust for 8 minutes (It definitely does make a difference to the taste)
  • Set almonds aside and blend the other nuts until it’s a nut flour. Pur nut flour into a bowl and set aside.
  • Add dates for the crust and two teaspoons of the water into the food processor and blend it until it’s a smooth paste.
  • Add the nut flour back in and blend it until you have a doughy mixture. Use a spatula to bind it together and then spread the mixture into a pan lined with parchment paper.
  • Next, drain the dates for the caramel and blend them in your food processor until smooth. Then add the almond butter, coconut oil and salt. Blend this mixture until it’s a thick, smooth caramel.
  • Spread this evenly over the crust.
  • Sprinkle the almonds over the caramel.
  • Melt your dark chocolate on a medium heat and pour it over the almonds.
  • Put it in the fridge or freezer until cool and enjoy!

These are so tasty and really easy to make. Check out their website here.