Vegan Snickers Bars (Gluten-Free)

October 26, 2018

Gluten Free

By: Jasmine Briones 

Learn how to make vegan snickers bars at home! Loaded with roasted peanuts, gluten-free nougat, real deal homemade vegan caramel, and melted dark chocolate, these homemade snickers bars are going to change the way you snack. All of the ingredients here are of course vegan-friendly and absolutely delightful. If you’re a candy lover, this is the recipe for you!

Vegan Snickers Bars | Peanut Chocolate Nougat Caramel

All of my dreams have come true. Seriously.

Snickers bars were the BEST candy growing up (in my opinion) and to this day I still would pick them over any other candy bar. The OG ones are not vegan, so we are here to make vegan ones of our own. We think these recipes are perfect to make for Halloween parties, or as gifts throughout the holiday season, so have some fun and get your candy on! We promise you won’t look at store bought candy the same again after trying these!

Vegan Snickers Bars Ingredients Peanut Chocolate Nougat Caramel

For these bars, all you need is vegan nougat (recipe in the card below), salted peanuts, homemade caramel, and melted chocolate. We made our own caramel sauce and highly recommend it, but if you can get your hands on some store-bought vegan caramel that will work as well!

Vegan Snickers Bars | Peanut Chocolate Nougat Caramel

These vegan snickers bars are definitely my favorite out of all the candy we veganized this year, but I may be biased because snickers were always my favorite as a kid 😉 If you haven’t seen them, we also came out with recipes for Milky Way, Take 5 Bars, and Crunch Bars! Take your pick, or make them all! They’re perfect to make for Halloween parties, or for gifts throughout the holiday season.
The Snickers bar is the sister of the Milky Way. The only real difference is that these bars have peanuts, and the Milky Way doesn’t.  I am more of a Snickers fan but Chris is more into Milk Way bars. Let us know which team you’re on in the comments below!

Vegan Snickers Bars | Peanut Chocolate Nougat Caramel

If you love chocolate, you should also check out our vegan crunch bar, homemade vegan chocolate or even our vegan black bean brownies!

Make sure you tag us on Instagram @sweetsimplevegan and @consciouschris and hashtag #sweetsimplevegan if you recreate any of our recipes, we love to see your photos!

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Vegan Snickers Bars | Peanut Chocolate Nougat Caramel

Vegan Snickers Bars (Gluten-free)


  • Author: Jasmine @ Sweet Simple Vegan
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6 snickers bars

Description

Loaded with roasted peanuts, gluten-free nougat, real deal homemade vegan caramel, and melted dark chocolate, these homemade snickers bars are going to change the way you snack. All of the ingredients here are of course vegan-friendly and absolutely delightful. If you’re a candy lover, this is the recipe for you!


Ingredients

1/3 cup salted peanuts

1/4-1/2 recipe of our vegan caramel (depending on how thick you want it)

1 bag (10 oz.) vegan dark chocolate chips

Nougat

  • 1/2 cup gluten-free oat flour*
  • 1/4 cup coconut butter, melted*
  • 3 tablespoon maple syrup (or liquid sweetener of choice)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Line a rimmed baking sheet (we used an 8-inch square pan) with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together all of the ingredients for the nougat until well combined, using your hands as needed. Pour the nougat layer into the lined sheet and press down tightly until evenly distributed. We only used 1/2 of the baking dish (so the other half is empty).
  3. Begin to evenly spread the caramel onto the nougat layer, and then follow with an even layer of the peanuts. Place the pan into the freezer to harden for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Just before you remove the mixture from the freezer, melt the chocolate. Prepare a double boiler by bringing a small pot of water to a boil. Once it is boiling, reduce the heat to a simmer and place either a fitted glass (or ceramic) bowl or another smaller pot over the water. The key here is to make sure that water does not get into the bowl or pot and mix in with the chocolate. Add the chocolate chips into the upper bowl or pot and allow them to slowly melt, mixing often with a spatula. Once the chocolate has melted, turn off the heat and remove the upper bowl or pot and set aside.
  5. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking matRemove the baking dish from the freezer and remove the contents onto a cutting board. Cut into small rectangles (we cut ours into 6).
  6. Using two forks, dunk one square into the chocolate and evenly coat. Allow excess chocolate to drip off and then place it on the lined baking sheet to set and continue with the remaining squares.
  7. Place the baking sheet into the refrigerator or freezer to set or about 15 minutes. Allow the chocolate to sit at room temperature for 5 minutes or so to soften before digging in.
  8. Store in an airtight container for in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.

Notes

  • When we make this recipe, we made it at the same time as our Milky Way bars because they used the same exact ingredients except for the peanuts.
  • We used half of an 8×8″ pan for this recipe but we would recommend a smaller pan to make thicker and more authentic looking bars.
  • If you have a peanut allergy, feel free to swap out the peanuts for any nut of choice.
  • Melt the coconut butter by placing it into a large bowl with hot water. Allow it to sit, stirring often, until it is smooth.
  • You can make oat flour at home by grinding rolled oats in a high-speed blender until a flour has formed.
  • If you want to use something in place of the coconut butter, almond and peanut butter work great.
  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Candy, Dessert
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten-free

Keywords: Snickers, Candy, Chocolate, halloween, gluten-free, vegan, snack, kids

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  1. Leila says:

    I followed the recipe but my nougat is very thin. In the video yours was very thick. Is it really only 1/4 c of oat flour?

    • Hi Leila, Thank you for catching that! We made a batch with the milky way in the video and the recipe got halved by error. I am sorry for the inconvenience! I hope that you still liked the recipe 🙂

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