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Ridiculously Good Snickers Power Bites

Top down shot of snickers energy bites coated with and drizzled with melted chocolate

What else is there to say, associates? These power bites style like Snickers! They’ve all of the caramelly, nougaty, peanutty, chocolaty goodness of the traditional sweet bar, however in a extra healthful, bite-sized kind. They’re salty, candy, and eye-rollingly scrumptious!

Seize 9 easy components out of your pantry and also you’re able to make these scrumptious moveable treats. Allow us to present you the way it’s carried out! 

Chocolate chips, coconut flour, peanuts, dates, cashew butter, maple syrup, coconut oil, salt, and vanilla

The right way to Make Snickers Power Bites

These tasty treats have 4 important parts: chocolate, “nougat,” “caramel,” and peanuts. It’s…VERY thrilling!

First, the nougat: Cashew butter and maple syrup mix with vanilla and salt for a creamy, flavorful base, whereas coconut flour provides construction.

Stirring together cashew butter, maple syrup, salt, and vanilla in a small bowl

Subsequent, dates throw a celebration within the meals processor with vanilla and sea salt! Then we mix the blended dates with coconut flour and salty chopped peanuts. Yummm.

Chopped peanuts over date-sweetened caramel

Then the caramel and nougat mixtures be part of forces! We combine them only a bit so every accomplished chunk has dreamy swirls of each. Subsequent, it’s time to roll!

Bowl of snickers energy bite caramel and nougat mixtures stirred together

Scoopin’ and rollin’, that’s the place yow will discover us! We add an additional layer of peanuts after scooping for further Snickersy-goodness.

Rolling a snickers energy bite next to a plate of energy bites and bowl of chopped peanuts

Lastly, the chocolate. Every chunk is coated (our choice) or drizzled with melted chocolate after which topped with (even MORE) peanuts. A fast journey to the fridge, then they’re able to take pleasure in!

Picking up a snickers energy bite from a plate

We hope you LOVE these Snickers power bites! They’re:

& SO traditional!

They’re the proper fast however spectacular deal with to make for your self or to share with associates! Bonus factors for being completely cute!

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Prep Time 45 minutes

Complete Time 45 minutes

Servings 14 (Power bites)

Course Dessert, Snack

Delicacies Gluten-Free, Vegan

Freezer Pleasant 1 month

Does it preserve? 1 Week


  • 10 massive medjool dates, pitted (10 massive dates yield ~3/4 cup or 180 g packed, pitted dates)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 beneficiant pinch sea salt
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour


  • 1/3 cup cashew butter (discover our store-bought cashew butter overview right here)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 beneficiant pinch sea salt
  • 2/3-3/4 cup coconut flour


  • 1 cup salted peanuts, finely chopped (DIVIDED)


  • 2/3 cup dairy-free semi-sweet chocolate chips (we like Take pleasure in Life)
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • CARAMEL: Put together your dates by putting them in a heat-proof bowl and overlaying with boiling water. Put aside, uncovered, to melt when you make the “nougat.”

  • NOUGAT: To a medium mixing bowl, add the cashew butter, maple syrup, vanilla, and salt and whisk to mix. Subsequent add the coconut flour (beginning with the lesser quantity), and blend with a picket spoon or rubber spatula. The combination must be very thick — it mustn’t follow your fingers while you contact it and will maintain the impression of your finger in the event you poke it (like playdough). In case your cashew butter was on the runny aspect, you could want the remaining coconut flour. Put aside.

  • CARAMEL: Drain the soaked dates. To the bowl of a meals processor, add the dates, vanilla, and salt. Flip the meals processor on and mix, scraping down the edges as wanted, till the dates are principally damaged down and semi-smooth, about 1-2 minutes. Add the coconut flour and mix till absolutely mixed and fashioned right into a ball. It must be thick and mustn’t follow your fingers; if it does, add extra coconut flour 1 Tbsp at a time.

  • Switch the caramel to a small mixing bowl and add 1/3 cup (47 g) of the chopped peanuts (alter quantity if altering default variety of servings). Combine to completely incorporate. Then add the caramel/peanut combination to the nougat and blend briefly. The objective is for every chunk to have each, but in addition to create swirls and keep some separation between the nougat and the caramel (see picture).

  • ASSEMBLY: Line a plate with parchment or wax paper and place your remaining chopped peanuts (2/3 cup or 94 g, until adjusting default variety of servings) in a shallow bowl or dish. Scoop out 1 ½ Tbsp quantities (we like this scoop) of the nougat/caramel dough and gently roll into balls. Then roll every ball within the crushed peanuts earlier than putting it on the ready plate. Repeat with the remaining dough. Put aside when you prep your chocolate.
  • CHOCOLATE: Add 1-inch of water to a small saucepan and produce to a low boil over medium warmth. As soon as boiling, scale back warmth to low / simmer. Add the chocolate chips to a small glass or metallic bowl together with the coconut oil. Fastidiously place the bowl on prime of the saucepan of simmering water. Warmth, stirring sometimes with a spatula or spoon till absolutely melted and silky (~5 minutes). You too can soften the chocolate combination in a heat-proof bowl within the microwave in 20-second increments. Take away chocolate from warmth.

  • ASSEMBLY: Place one chunk on a fork and use a spoon to pour the melted chocolate over the ball (don’t drop it within the chocolate or the peanuts will come off). Faucet the fork deal with on the aspect of the bowl to shake off extra chocolate, then place the ball on the parchment-lined plate and generously sprinkle peanuts on prime. You too can drizzle the chocolate as a substitute of coating (you could have chocolate left over), however we most well-liked the bites with extra chocolate. Repeat with all remaining bites, then refrigerate for 15-20 minutes, or till the chocolate is about. We want them absolutely chilled for greatest texture.

  • Take pleasure in instantly! Leftover bites will preserve for as much as 1 week within the fridge or 1 month within the freezer.

*Diet data is a tough estimate calculated with the lesser quantity of coconut flour.

Serving: 1 power chunk Energy: 221 Carbohydrates: 27.2 g Protein: 5.8 g Fats: 11.7 g Saturated Fats: 3.6 g Polyunsaturated Fats: 1.6 g Monounsaturated Fats: 5.3 g Trans Fats: 0 g Ldl cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 61 mg Potassium: 393 mg Fiber: 5 g Sugar: 18.8 g Vitamin A: 19 IU Vitamin C: 0 mg Calcium: 27 mg Iron: 1.3 mg

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