Snickers are one of the world’s most popular chocolate bars. Previous named ‘Marathon’, they are a simple mix of peanuts and chocolate with caramel, so very easy to make vegan. Apparently the best-selling candy bar in the world, the bar also contains nougat. The bar is made by Mars, one of the world’s biggest food companies that makes most profits from pet food (ranked ranked tier 5 (worst) recently in animal welfare standards.
Homemade Vegan Snickers Bars (Crowded Kitchen) makes the nougat from cashews, coconut cream and cacao butter. The caramel is made with dates, coconut sugar, coconut cream, peanut butter and arrowroot.
All chocolate is toxic to pets (white chocolate also has too much fat). Keep these recipes away from pets, due to toxic ingredients like chocolate and nuts. Never use xylitol to sweeten foods near pets, as just a few dropped crumbs could be lethal.
Chocolate bar wrappers are one of the main sources of litter, and they cause ugliness or get eaten by pets and wildlife, and others fall down storm drains and go into the sea, where they never biodegrade, and end up in the stomachs of whales, dolphins and sea turtles. Most of the big brand chocolate bars (which sell in their millions each week) are also made with factory-farmed milk, palm oil, refined sugar and other not-good ingredients.
Salted Caramel Snickers Bars (So Vegan) are made with oat flour and medjool dates with vanilla, and sweetened with golden syrup. Add some peanut butter and dark chocolate for a lovely chocolate peanut treat.
A chocolate bar with a similar make-up is the Curly Wurly, which is popular with children but liable to pull out all your fillings. Snickers recently got into trouble with the whole of Wales when posting a tweet that some of the country’s placenames was akin to ‘sitting on a keyboard’, presumably due to lack of vowels. Despite the tweet being quickly deleted, it has not stopped many Welsh people boycotting the product, good news for the cows!
Vegan Snickers Bars (Addicted to Dates) combine a chewy vegan nougat with salted peanut caramel, roasted peanuts and chocolate. Gluten-free and no-bake, this recipe is much better for you.
No-Bake Vegan Snickers Cheesecake (Addicted to Dates) combines chocolate and peanuts for the ultimate in chocolate-lovers desserts. This features a vegan cheesecake made with a peanut butter crust, vanilla filling, salted crunchy peanut butter caramel and chocolate ganache.
Vegan Snickers Ice Cream Bars (Addicted to Dates) is made with vegan vanilla peanut ice cream, then topped with a caramel salted peanut glaze, then comes roasted peanuts and finally thick vegan chocolate. You would not know the difference!