Copycat Vegan “Snickers” Candy Bars (grain-free)

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These homemade healthy Snickers are the ultimate recipe to make for all Snickers lovers. They’re made with all gluten-free and vegan ingredients and these are the easiest healthier snickers recipe with a cookie base, caramel center with peanuts and covered in chocolate.

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Yield: 8 snickers 1x



Shortbread cookie layer:

  • 1 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 3 tablespoons liquid coconut oil (melted and cooled)
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Caramel layer:

  • 1 cup pitted medjool dates, softened in hot water for 10 minutes
  • 2 tablespoons creamy nut butter (I use peanut butter)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup roasted peanuts, halved

Dark chocolate layer:


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease an loaf pan with oil or line with parchment paper
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the shortbread cookie ingredients
  3. Add batter to the baking dish and press down firmly with your hands or spatula to form the large cookie crust
  4. Bake in oven for 20 minutes then remove and let the crust cool for a few
  5. While shortbread cookie bakes, make the caramel by adding the dates (sans water), nut butter and vanilla extract to a food processor and blend until fully combined
  6. Once cookie layer is cooled, spread caramel layer on top
  7. Press down peanuts on top of caramel layer
  8. Add to freezer for 30 minutes then melt chocolate in microwave or over stovetop
  9. Remove bars from fridge and cut into even bars (I remove parchment paper then cut into pieces on a cutting board
  10. Pour chocolate on top and evenly spread across the bars then add to lined baking sheet and set in freezer for 1 hour
  11. Enjoy!


*Store leftovers in container in freezer for 2 months

**I haven’t tested flour subs but try 1 1/3 cup gluten-free flour or regular flour

  • Author: Rachel