Plant-based protein-rich Snickers

25 October 2019|Protein snacks

Give these plant-based protein-rich Snickers a try and... thank us later! The recipe for this guilt-free snack is so delicious. These Snickers make for a great substitute for the original bars that, of course, are loaded with sugars. Our plant-based version consists of only plant-based ingredients. Moreover, these tasty bars contain no artificial additives like flavorings and sweeteners.

These healthier Snickers are not only ideal as a guilt-free snack to satisfy your sweet cravings but also make for a great energy boost before your workout. The caramel paste is made from dates, which gives you an extra energy kick. Whip up these protein-rich Snickers for a birthday celebration or as an evening snack. Quite a versatile treat, isn't it?  

Ingredients (makes 8 pieces)

  • 200 grams of dates
  • 2 tsp peanut butter or almond butter
  • 1 scoop Orangefit Vanilla Protein
  • 1 1/2 tsp maca powder
  • A pinch of cinnamon
  • A pinch of salt
  • 30 grams unsalted peanuts
  • 60 grams oats (ground into flour)
  • 40 grams dark chocolate
  • A splash of unsweetened almond milk or water (about 50 ml)


1. Soak the pitted dates in hot water for 10 minutes.

2. Drain the dates and blend them together with the vanilla protein powder, maca powder, cinnamon, a pinch of salt, and peanut/almond butter until it forms a thick paste. You can use a food processor for this.

3. Take 1/4 of this thick paste, add a splash of almond milk or water, and mix it with the oatmeal flour until it forms a dense, slightly sticky mixture. You can knead this oat-date mixture between your hands to form compact dough.

4. Line a baking dish with parchment paper (we used half of a loaf pan) and press the dough into it. This will be the bottom layer of the plant-based Snickers.

5. Spread it evenly and press it down firmly using the bottom of a spoon.

6. Mix the remaining thick date paste with 50 ml hot water to create the caramel paste.

7. Spread this over the bottom layer of the bars.

8. Sprinkle the peanuts over the caramel.

9. Place the baking dish in the freezer for 1 hour.

10. After an hour, melt the chocolate using a double boiler.

11. Prepare a rack with parchment paper underneath.

12. Use a sharp knife to cut the mixture into 8 Snickers bars.

13. Drizzle the melted chocolate over the bars.

14. Place the plant-based Snickers in the freezer for about 15 minutes to allow the chocolate to harden.

Nutritional value

  • Energy - Kcal: 134 Kcal
  • Fats: 5.1g
  • Carbohydrates: 15.3g
  • Fiber: 9.3g
  • Proteins: 5.6g